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Definitions of note

  1. a comment ( usually added to a text); " his notes were appended at the end of the article"
  2. a piece of paper money ( especially one issued by a central bank); " he peeled off five one- thousand- zloty notes"
  3. high status importance owing to marked superiority; " a scholar of great eminence"
  4. make mention of; " She observed that his presentation took up too much time"; " They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing"
  5. a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; " the singer held the note too long"
  6. observe with care or pay close attention to; " Take note of this chemical reaction"
  7. a characteristic emotional quality; " it ended on a sour note"; " there was a note of gaiety in her manner"; " he detected a note of sarcasm"
  8. a brief written record; " he made a note of the appointment"
  9. a short personal letter; " drop me a line when you get there"
  10. a tone of voice that shows what the speaker is feeling; " there was a note of uncertainty in his voice"
  11. a promise to pay a specified amount on demand or at a certain time; " I had to co- sign his note at the bank"
  12. make a written note of; " she noted everything the teacher said that morning"
  13. a comment or instruction ( usually added); " his notes were appended at the end of the article"; " he added a short notation to the address on the envelope"
  14. notice or perceive; " She noted that someone was following her"; " mark my words"
  15. To denote; to designate.
  16. To butt; to push with the horns.
  17. Know not; knows not.
  18. Nut.
  19. Need; needful business.
  20. A mark or token by which a thing may be known; a visible sign; a character; a distinctive mark or feature; a characteristic quality.
  21. A mark, or sign, made to call attention, to point out something to notice, or the like; a sign, or token, proving or giving evidence.
  22. A brief remark; a marginal comment or explanation; hence, an annotation on a text or author; a comment; a critical, explanatory, or illustrative observation.
  23. A brief writing intended to assist the memory; a memorandum; a minute.
  24. Hence, a writing intended to be used in speaking; memoranda to assist a speaker, being either a synopsis, or the full text of what is to be said; as, to preach from notes; also, a reporter's memoranda; the original report of a speech or of proceedings.
  25. A short informal letter; a billet.
  26. A diplomatic missive or written communication.
  27. A written or printed paper acknowledging a debt, and promising payment; as, a promissory note; a note of hand; a negotiable note.
  28. A list of items or of charges; an account.
  29. A character, variously formed, to indicate the length of a tone, and variously placed upon the staff to indicate its pitch. Hence:
  30. A musical sound; a tone; an utterance; a tune.
  31. A key of the piano or organ.
  32. Observation; notice; heed.
  33. Notification; information; intelligence.
  34. State of being under observation.
  35. Reputation; distinction; as, a poet of note.
  36. Stigma; brand; reproach.
  37. To notice with care; to observe; to remark; to heed; to attend to.
  38. To record in writing; to make a memorandum of.
  39. To charge, as with crime ( with of or for before the thing charged); to brand.
  40. To annotate.
  41. To set down in musical characters.
  42. A memorandum; reputation; fame; as, a man of note; a brief explanation; as, the notes at the foot of the page make the text clear; short letter; a diplomatic communication; in music, a mark or sign representing a sound; the sound itself; a tone; as, a sad note in a voice; a call or cry; as, the note of a bird; a paper acknowledging a debt and promising payment; as, a promissory note; a bank note, or paper money issued by a bank.
  43. To make a memorandum of; to mark; to observe; show respect or attention to.
  44. That by which a person or thing is known: a mark or sign: a brief explanation: a short remark: a memorandum: a short letter: a diplomatic paper: ( mus.) a mark representing a sound, also the sound itself: a paper acknowledging a debt and promising payment, as a bank- note, a note of hand: notice, heed, observation: reputation: fame.
  45. To make a note of: to notice: to attend to: to record in writing: to furnish with notes.
  46. A mark; sign; short remark or memorandum; comment; short letter; paper promising payment of a debt; fame, in mus., character representing a sound; a tone.
  47. To make a note of; notice; denote.
  48. To notice; make a note of.
  49. A mark; sign; character; annotation; memorandum; brief letter.
  50. Notice; observation.
  51. High importance; distinction.
  52. A character indicating a musical sound; also, the sound.
  53. A written promise to pay.
  54. A mark or token; a memorandum; an annotation; notice; a short remark: distinction: an account; a short letter; paper acknowledging a debt and promising payment; a diplomatic communication; a character to mark a sound; the sound itself; tune.
  55. To notice with particular care; to attend to; to set down in writing; to annotate.
  56. Something by which a thing may be known; notice; heed; a short remark in the margin or at the bottom of a page; a short letter; a memorandum or short writing to assist the memory; a written or engraved paper given as an acknowledgment of a debt, as a bank- note, a pound- note, a note of hand; a diplomatic communication in writing; consequence or distinction, as a person of note; a musical character; a single sound in music.
  57. To mark; to notice with care; to observe; to set down in writing; to mark or endorse, as an unpaid bill of exchange.
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Quotes of note

  1. In the investigation of a neurotic style of life, we must always suspect an opponent, and note who suffers most because of the patient's condition. Usually this is a member of the family. – Alfred Adler
  2. I just got to hear every note After I left Birdland, I started working at the Jazz Gallery. In the end, I still couldn't play, but I knew how to listen. I was probably the world's best listener. – Carla Bley
  3. In my mind, it is certainly much nicer to end on a high note rather than on a Stout Pig. – Dave Blood
  4. Note that yeast of good Beer, is better then that of Ale. – Kenelm Digby
  5. The high note is not the only thing. – Placido Domingo
  6. I wanted all my visits to be official. When I sent the pass back with a note I had no idea it would antagonize the president. I found out years later that it did. – Louis Freeh
  7. As you suggested I have in the following disputed certain passages, trusting you will do me the justice either to modify the same or add a note in the new edition stating that I dispute,' etc. – Denis Kearney
  8. The only thing I did at RKO of any note was lose my Texas accent. – Dorothy Malone
  9. Note too that a faithful study of the liberal arts humanizes character and permits it not to be cruel. – Ovid
  10. Looking through the list of earlier Nobel laureates, I note a large number with whom I became acquainted and with whom I interacted during those years as they passed through Cambridge. – John Pople
  11. My dear brothers, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, for man's anger does not bring about the righteous life that God desires. – Beverly Sills
  12. Throughout my career, if I have done anything, I have paid attention to every note and every word I sing- if I respect the song. If I cannot project this to a listener, I fail. – Frank Sinatra
  13. There is no such thing as a wrong note – Art Tatum
  14. I got a note from my father, who said that Success is wonderful, if you don't inhale. That was his own aphorism, and I think it's the very best thing he could have said to me or anyone else on the subject. – Sam Waterston
  15. Jo left me a few months ago for 10 days. I get this note I'll come back when the real Ronnie comes back. – Ron Wood

Usage examples for note

  1. " Atherwald might have had that note sent to himself, but I doubt it," she told herself. – Danger at the Drawbridge by Mildred A. Wirt
  2. Shandon had written his note and gave it to Dart as the two men went out to saddle the horses. – The Short Cut by Jackson Gregory
  3. I take no note of time! – Cruel As The Grave by Mrs. Emma D. E. N. Southworth
  4. In the morning she sent the note to Father Robertson. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  5. Give me her dear little note – Love Me Little, Love Me Long by Charles Reade Edition: 10 Language: English
  6. " Yes, but-" " There's a note for you." – The Bronze Bell by Louis Joseph Vance
  7. We made our obeisances, but of these he seemed to take no note – Moon of Israel by H. Rider Haggard
  8. " I call on all of you to note what he did then," called Britt. – When Egypt Went Broke by Holman Day
  9. I heard nothing of or from him for two or three days, when a note in his hand reached me. – Green Tea; Mr. Justice Harbottle by Joseph Sheridan LeFanu
  10. She read the note again and her hands shook. – The Trumpeter Swan by Temple Bailey
  11. I asked him to get the note – The After House by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  12. I was going to write you a note this afternoon. – The Evil Shepherd by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  13. " I had a note from him yesterday. – Historical Romances: Under the Red Robe, Count Hannibal, A Gentleman of France by Stanley J. Weyman
  14. There were men of note among them. – Edward Caldwell Moore Outline of the History of Christian Thought Since Kant by Edward Moore
  15. And Clement looked as if he meant it: a hard Clement this, with a new note in his voice. – Ovington's Bank by Stanley J. Weyman
  16. I left a note for Mother. – Judith of the Godless Valley by Honoré Willsie
  17. She was not sure that she even knew where to send a note – The Tin Soldier by Temple Bailey
  18. Did you write that note to Swain in your own room? – The Gloved Hand by Burton E. Stevenson
  19. I wrote a note and left it. – The Journal of Arthur Stirling "The Valley of the Shadow" by Upton Sinclair
  20. The Angel took a note of the fact. – Another Sheaf by John Galsworthy

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