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English definition of “notice”

notice

verb uk   /ˈnəʊ.tɪs/ us    /ˈnoʊ.t̬ɪs/
B1 [I or T] to see or become conscious of something or someone: I noticed a crack in the ceiling. Mary waved at the man but he didn't seem to notice. [+ (that)] He noticed (that) the woman was staring at him. [+ question word] Did you notice how she did that? [T often passive] to bring someone to the attention of the public, usually because of an unusual skill, etc.: She was first noticed by the critics at the age of twelve, and went on to become a world-famous violinist.

notice

noun uk   /ˈnəʊ.tɪs/ us    /ˈnoʊ.t̬ɪs/

notice noun (INFORMATION)

A2 [C] (a board, piece of paper, etc. containing) information or instructions: There was a large notice on the wall saying 'No Parking'. I saw a notice in the paper announcing their marriage. notices [plural] printed statements of opinion in the newspapers about plays, films, books, etc.: The musical has received wonderful notices.

notice noun (WARNING)

B1 [U] information or a warning given about something that is going to happen in the future: The next time you visit, can you give me more notice? The emergency services are ready to spring into action at a moment's notice. The building is closed until further notice (= until another official announcement is made). [U] a letter or statement from an employer or from an employee saying that they will leave their job after a particular period of time, or this period of time: Do I have to work out my notice? give sb notice to ask someone who works for you to leave their job, usually after a particular period of time: My boss gave me a month's notice. hand/give in your notice C2 to tell your employer that you intend to leave your job after a particular period of time: I handed in my notice yesterday.

notice noun (ATTENTION)

B1 [U] attention: It has come to/been brought to my notice (= I have been told) that you have been late for work every day this week. take notice to give attention to something: I asked him to drive more slowly, but he didn't take any notice. Don't take any notice of/Take no notice of what your mother says - she's just in a bad mood.
(Definition of notice from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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