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noticeverb

 us   /ˈnoʊ·t̬ɪs/
  • notice verb (SEE)

to ​becomeaware of, esp. by ​looking; to ​see: [I] Mary ​waved but he didn’t ​seem to notice. [+ that clause] He noticed that she was ​staring at him.

noticenoun

 us   /ˈnoʊ·t̬ɪs/
  • notice noun (INFORMATION)

[C/U] something written or ​printed that gives ​information or ​instructions: [C] We got a notice about ​recycling in the ​mail. [U] This ​building is ​closed until ​further notice (= until ​officialinstructions are given).
[C/U] Notice is also ​warning that something will ​happen or ​needs to ​happen: [U] I can’t ​cancel my ​plans on such ​short notice/at a moment’s notice (= ​immediately).
[C/U] Notice is also an ​officialstatement saying you are ​leavingyourjob or ​telling you ​yourjob has ​ended: [U] I got my 30-day notice ​yesterday at ​work.
  • notice noun (ATTENTION)

[U] attention: Twain first ​attracted notice as a ​humorist.
(Definition of notice from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"notice" in British English

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noticeverb

uk   /ˈnəʊ.tɪs/  us   /ˈnoʊ.t̬ɪs/
B1 [I or T] to ​see or ​becomeconscious 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 ​unusualskill, etc.: She was first noticed by the ​critics at the ​age of twelve, and went on to ​become a ​world-famousviolinist.

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noticenoun

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 ​paperannouncingtheirmarriage.
notices [plural] mainly UK
printedstatements of ​opinion in the ​newspapers about ​plays, ​films, ​books, etc.: The ​musical has ​receivedwonderful notices.

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  • 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 first responders are ​ready to ​spring into ​action at a moment's notice. The ​building is ​closed until ​further notice (= until another ​officialannouncement is made).
[U] the ​period of ​time that you must ​work after you have said that you are ​leavingyourjob, or after you have been ​asked to ​leave: Do I have to ​work out my notice?
give sb notice (UK also give sb their notice)
to ​ask someone who ​works for you to ​leavetheirjob, usually after a ​particularperiod of ​time: My ​boss gave me a month's notice. They gave me my notice ​yesterday.
hand in your notice (UK also give in your notice)
C2 to ​tellyouremployer that you ​intend to ​leaveyourjob after a ​particularperiod 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 ​yourmother says - she's just in a ​badmood.
(Definition of notice from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"notice" in Business English

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noticenoun

uk   us   /ˈnəʊtɪs/
[C] COMMUNICATIONS a ​piece of written ​information on ​paper, a ​board, a ​website, etc.: There was a notice about the ​proposedreorganization on all the ​officenoticeboards.
[U] information or a ​warning about something that is going to ​happen in the future, or the ​period of ​time before it ​happens: An ​inspection can take ​place at any ​time without notice.give (sb) notice (that) We hereby give notice that we have been ​appointedofficialreceivers for the ​assets of the above-named ​company.a week's/month's, etc. notice You will need to give a month's notice if you want to ​withdraw any of the ​cash. These ​offices will remain ​closed until further notice.
[U] HR a ​letter or a ​statement saying that an ​employee will or must ​leave their ​job after a particular ​period of ​time: give in/hand in your notice The ​situation at ​work was so ​bad that I decided to ​hand in my notice.give sb notice Many of the ​juniorstaff were given notice to ​leave.
[U] HR the ​period of ​time that an ​employeeworks in their ​job after they have said that they are ​leaving, or after they have been ​asked to ​leave: a week's/month's, etc. notice In this ​type of ​job you usually only have a week's notice. They ​paid me for the two weeks instead of making me work out my notice.
[C or U] LAW a ​formaldocument or ​statement that tells someone to do something, or gives them ​information about something: The ​tenantsrefused to ​leave and have now been ​served with notices of ​eviction by the ​landlord. All the redundancy notices have now gone out to the ​members of ​staff affected.
at short notice ( US on short notice)
only a ​shorttime before something ​happens: It is not possible to get a ​replacement at such ​short notice.
notice to quit
(also Notice to Quit) PROPERTY, LAW a ​formalletter saying that a ​person who is ​renting a ​property will or must ​leave it after a particular ​period: A ​tenant may end a ​tenancy by ​issuing a ​valid notice to ​quit. Our ​template Notice to Quit is ​aimed at ​tenants who have ​owed you ​rent for at least 60 days.
put sb on notice (that)
to warn someone ​officially that something is going to ​happen, or could possibly ​happen: The ​facility was put on notice that its ​funding was in danger if ​improvements were not ​carried out.
serve notice (that)
LAW to tell someone ​officially that they must do something, or that something is going to ​happen: The highway ​authority is ​required to ​serve notice ​informing everyone who may be affected by the new ​route.
(Definition of notice from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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