/noʊt / (say noht)

1. a brief record of something set down to assist the memory, or for reference or development.
2. (plural) a record of a speech, statement, testimony, etc., or of one's impressions of something.
3. an explanatory or critical comment, or a reference to authority quoted, appended to a passage in a book or the like.
4. a brief written or printed statement giving particulars or information.
5. a written communication from a child's parents to the child's school, as to give permissions, explanations, etc.
6. Bibliography additional information about a book, such as its special series or some other significant identification, entered on the library catalogue card.
7. a short informal letter.
8. a formal diplomatic or official communication in writing.
9. Finance a paper acknowledging a debt and promising payment; promissory note; note of hand.
a. a certificate, as of a government or a bank, passing as current money; a banknote.
b. Obsolete Colloquial a one pound note: to earn five notes a week.
11. eminence or distinction: a woman of note.
12. importance or consequence: no other thing of note this year.
13. notice, observation, or heed.
14. a characteristic or distinguishing feature.
15. a mark, token, or indication of something, or from which something may be inferred
16. a sound or tone.
17. Music a sign or character used to represent a sound, the position and form of which indicates the pitch and duration of the sound.
18. Music a key, as of a piano.
19. Obsolete a melody, tune, or song.
20. a sound of musical quality uttered by a bird.
21. any call, cry, or sound of a bird, fowl, etc.
22. a tone sounded on a trumpet or other musical instrument as a signal.
23. a signal, announcement, or intimation: a note of warning.
24. Colloquial a new or unexpected element in a situation.
25. way of speaking or thinking: to change one's note.
26. a mark or sign, as of punctuation, used in writing or printing.
verb (t) (noted, noting)
27. to mark down, as in writing; make a memorandum of.
28. to make particular mention of in a writing.
29. to annotate.
30. to observe carefully; give attention or heed to.
31. to take notice of; perceive.
32. to set down in or furnish with musical notes.
33. to indicate or designate; signify or denote.
34. hit a high note, Colloquial to achieve a great success.
35. hit a low note, Colloquial to suffer a failure or poor success.
36. on a high note, with something spectacular, successful or especially appealing: the evening ended on a high note with the bands playing together.
37. strike the right note, to seem appropriate: her quiet dress struck the right note.
38. strike the wrong (or a false) note, to seem jarring: to strike the wrong note with the voters.
39. take note, to observe attentively: he took note of where the exits were.
{Middle English, from Latin nota a mark}
noter, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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