note1 W1S1 [nəut US nout] n
1¦(to remind you)¦
2¦(for studying)¦
3¦(short letter)¦
4¦(official letter)¦
5¦(additional information)¦
8¦(feeling or quality)¦
9 hit/strike the right/wrong note
10 take note (of something)
11 somebody/something of note
12 worthy/deserving of note
[Date: 1200-1300; : Latin; Origin: nota 'mark, character, written note']
something that you write down to remind you of something
Dave made a note of her address and phone number.
Keep a careful note of any problems you have with the software.
b) make a (mental) note to do sth
to decide that you must remember to do some later
He made a mental note to arrange a time to meet her.
notes [plural]
information that a student writes down during a lesson, from a book etc
Can I borrow your lecture notes ?
take/make notes
(=write notes)
I read the first chapter and took notes.
a short informal letter
I was going to write Kathy a note , but I decided to call her instead.
This is just a quick note to let you know that I won't be in the office tomorrow.
a suicide note (=a note telling someone that you are going to kill yourself)
a thank you note (=a note to say thank you for something)
an official letter or document
sick note
BrE (=a note saying that you are too ill to go to work or school)
delivery note
(=a document showing that goods have been delivered)
diplomatic note
(=a formal letter from one government to another)
a short piece of writing at the bottom of a page or at the end of a book or document which gives more information about something written in the main part
The notes are at the back of the book.
explanatory/guidance notes
A set of guidance notes is provided to assist applicants in completing the form.
6.) ¦(MUSIC)¦
a particular musical sound, or a symbol representing this sound
high/low note
She has a good voice but has trouble hitting the high notes.
7.) ¦(MONEY)¦ BrE also bank note
a piece of paper money worth a particular amount of money
American Equivalent: bill
a ten-pound note
8.) ¦(FEELING OR QUALITY)¦ [singular]
a type of feeling or quality when someone speaks or does something
note of
There was a note of doubt in her voice.
He brought a note of realism into the debate.
on a ... note
(=speaking in a particular way)
She ended her speech on a personal note.
On a more serious note, I'd like to thank everyone for all their support.
9.) hit/strike the right/wrong note
to succeed or not succeed in being right and suitable for a particular occasion
Bush is hoping to hit the right note again with voters.
10.) take note (of sth)
to pay attention to something
= ↑notice
People were beginning to take note of her talents as a writer.
His first album made the music world stand up and take note .
11.) sb/sth of note
formal important, interesting, or famous
The college has produced several architects of note.
The village has a number of buildings of note.
12.) worthy/deserving of note
important or interesting and deserving particular attention
three recent novels that are especially worthy of note
compare notes atcompare1 (5)
note 2
note2 v [T] formal
1.) to notice or pay careful attention to something
He carefully noted the time when they left the building.
note (that)
Please note that the bill must be paid within ten days.
It should be noted that parking without a permit attracts a charge of £5.
note how
Note how she is holding her racket.
2.) to mention something because it is important or interesting
note that
The judge noted that Miller had no previous criminal record.
note down [note sth<=>down] phr v
to write something down so that you will remember it
Note down the main points you want to include in your essay.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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