- no|tice1 W2S1 [ˈnəutıs US ˈnou-] v [I,T not in progressive]1.) if you notice something or someone, you realize that they exist, especially because you can see, hear, or feel them▪ He noticed a woman in a black dress sitting across from him.▪ I didn't notice any smoke.▪ Have you noticed any change in him?notice (that)▪ I noticed that her hands were shaking.▪ He never seems to notice when people take advantage of him.notice who/what/how etc▪ She hadn't noticed before quite how grey his hair was.notice sb/sth doing sth▪ Did you notice him leaving the party early?2.) be noticed/get (sb) noticedto get attention, or to make someone get attention▪ These clothes will get you noticed and enhance your image.3.) sb can't help noticing sth also sb can't help but notice sthif someone can't help noticing something, they realize that it exists or is happening even though they are not deliberately trying to pay attention to it▪ I couldn't help noticing the bruises on her arm.notice 2notice2 W2S2 n▬▬▬▬▬▬▬1¦(attention)¦2¦(on paper)¦3¦(time to prepare)¦4 until further notice5 hand in your notice/give (your) notice6 at short notice7¦(book/play etc)¦▬▬▬▬▬▬▬[Date: 1400-1500; : Old French; Origin: Latin notitia 'knowledge, familiarity', from notus 'known']1.) ¦(ATTENTION)¦[U]when you notice or pay attention to someone or something▪ I waved but they took no notice .not take any/much notice (of sth)▪ I did not take much notice of her suggestions.▪ I hope you'll take notice of what I'm going to tell you.▪ This problem may have escaped your notice so far (=you may not have noticed it) .▪ This never came to my notice (=I never knew about this) .▪ There are several important matters that I'd like to bring to your notice (=that I would like you to know about) .2.) ¦(ON PAPER)¦a written or printed statement that gives information or a warning to people→↑sign▪ The notice on the wall said 'No smoking'.▪ I'll put up a notice about the meeting.▪ obituary notices (=about people who have just died) in the newspaper3.) ¦(TIME TO PREPARE)¦[U]information or a warning about something that is going to happen→↑warning without notice▪ These rules are subject to change without notice.sufficient/reasonable notice▪ They didn't give me sufficient notice .advance/prior notice▪ When you're on the mailing list, you'll receive advance notice of upcoming events.ten days'/three months' etc notice(=a warning ten days etc before)▪ They closed the factory, giving the workers only a week's notice.▪ Firefighters were prepared to rush out at a moment's notice .notice of▪ his failure to give notice of his intention to alter the propertynotice to do sth▪ I've been given notice to quit my flat (=I have been told that I must leave by a certain date) .▪ Union members served strike notice (=warned that they would go on strike) late last night.4.) until further noticefrom now until another change is announced▪ The office is closed until further notice.5.) hand in your notice/give (your) noticeto tell your employer that you will be leaving your job soon= ↑resign▪ Jim gave notice on Thursday.6.) at short noticeBrE on short notice AmEif you do something at short notice, you do not have very much time to prepare for it▪ The trip was planned on short notice.▪ Thanks for agreeing to see me at such short notice.▪ a cancellation at very short notice7.) ¦(BOOK/PLAY ETC)¦ [C usually plural]a statement of opinion, especially one written for a newspaper or magazine, about a new play, book, film etc= ↑review▪ The new play got mixed notices (=some good, some bad) in the newspapers.→sit up (and take notice) at sit up(5)
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.