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note

noun uk   /nəʊt/ us    /noʊt/

note noun (WRITING)

A1 [C] a short piece of writing: He left a note to say he would be home late. There's a note pinned to the door saying when the shop will open again.Letters, notes and cardsPaper and stationeryPieces of writing B2 [C] a short explanation or an extra piece of information that is given at the bottom of a page, at the back of a book, etc.: For a further explanation see Note 3.
See also
Information and messages
notes A2 [plural] information written on paper: The wind blew my notes all over the room. The journalist took notes throughout the interview.Information and messages

note noun (SOUND)

C2 [C] a single sound at a particular level, usually in music, or a written symbol that represents this sound: high/low notes She played three long notes on the piano. The engine noise suddenly changed its note and rose to a whine.Notes of the musical scale

note noun (WAY OF EXPRESSING)

C1 [S] an emotion or a way of expressing something: There was a note of caution in her letter. His speech struck just the right note. The meeting ended on an optimistic note.Feelings - general words

note noun (MONEY)

B1 [C] mainly UK (US usually bill) a piece of paper money: a £20 note He took a wad of notes from his pocket.Forms of money and methods of payment

note noun (IMPORTANCE)

C2 [U] formal importance, or the fact that something deserves attention: There was nothing of note in the latest report.ImportanceUseful or advantageous

note

verb [T] uk   /nəʊt/ us    /noʊt/ formal
B1 to notice something: They noted the consumers' growing demand for quicker service. [+ (that)] Please note (that) we will be closed on Saturday. [+ question word] Note how easy it is to release the catch quickly.Paying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant to give your attention to something by discussing it or making a written record of it: [+ that] He said the weather was beyond our control, noting that last summer was one of the hottest on record. In the article, she notes several cases of medical incompetence.Paying attention and being carefulCautious and vigilant
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of note from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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