notice ( notices plural & 3rd person present) ( noticing present participle) ( noticed past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you notice something or someone, you become aware of them.
People should not hesitate to contact the police if they've noticed anyone acting suspiciously... V n
I noticed that most academics were writing papers during the summer... V that
Luckily, I'd noticed where you left the car... V wh
Mrs Shedden noticed a bird sitting on the garage roof... V n -ing
She needn't worry that he'll think she looks a mess. He won't notice. V, Also V n inf
2 n-count A notice is a written announcement in a place where everyone can read it.
A few guest houses had `No Vacancies' notices in their windows., ...a notice which said `Beware Flooding'.
3 n-uncount If you give notice about something that is going to happen, you give a warning in advance that it is going to happen.
usu with supp
Interest is paid monthly. Three months' notice is required for withdrawals..., She was transferred without notice.
4 n-count A notice is a formal announcement in a newspaper or magazine about something that has happened or is going to happen.
I rang The Globe with news of Blake's death, and put notices in the personal column of The Times...
5 n-count A notice is one of a number of letters that are similar or exactly the same which an organization sends to people in order to give them information or ask them to do something.
usu supp N
Bonus notices were issued each year from head office to local agents...
6 n-count A notice is a written article in a newspaper or magazine in which someone gives their opinion of a play, film, or concert.
Nevertheless, it's good to know you've had good notices, even if you don't read them.
7 Notice is used in expressions such as `at short notice', `at a moment's notice' or `at twenty-four hours' notice', to indicate that something can or must be done within a short period of time.
at/(on) short notice/a moment's notice/minutes, hours, days notice phrase usu PHR after v
There's no one available at such short notice to take her class..., All our things stayed in our suitcase, as if we had to leave at a moment's notice.
8 If you bring something to someone's notice, you make them aware of it.
bring to sb's notice phrase V inflects
I am so glad that you have brought this to my notice...
9 If something comes to your notice, you become aware of it.
come to sb's notice phrase V inflects
Her work also came to the notice of the French actor-producer Louis Jouvet...
10 If something escapes your notice, you fail to recognize it or realize it.
escape sb's notice phrase V inflects, oft PHR that
It hasn't escaped our notice that the hospital has come out of all the proposed changes really quite nicely...
11 If a situation is said to exist until further notice, it will continue for an uncertain length of time until someone changes it.
until further notice phrase PHR after v
All flights to Lanchow had been cancelled until further notice.
12 If an employer gives an employee notice, the employer tells the employee that he or she must leave his or her job within a fixed period of time. (BUSINESS)
give sb notice phrase V inflects
The next morning I telephoned him and gave him his notice.
13 If you hand in your notice or give in your notice, you tell your employer that you intend to leave your job soon within a set period of time. (BUSINESS)
hand in one's notice/give in one's notice phrase V inflects
He handed in his notice at the bank and ruined his promising career.
14 If you take noticeof a particular fact or situation, you behave in a way that shows that you are aware of it.
take notice phrase V inflects, oft PHR of n
We want the government to take notice of what we think they should do for single parents..., This should make people sit up and take notice.
15 If you take no noticeof someone or something, you do not consider them to be important enough to affect what you think or what you do.
take no notice phrase V inflects, usu PHR of n
They took no notice of him, he did not stand out, he was in no way remarkable..., I tried not to take any notice at first but then I was offended by it.