Meaning of NOTE in English


— noter , n.

/noht/ , n. , v. , noted, noting .


1. a brief record of something written down to assist the memory or for future reference.

2. notes , a record or outline of a speech, statement, testimony, etc., or of one's impressions of something.

3. an explanatory or critical comment, or a reference to some authority quoted, appended to a passage in a book or the like: a note on the origin of the phrase.

4. a brief written or printed statement giving particulars or information.

5. Library Science. additional information about a work, such as its special series or some other significant identification, included on the library catalog entry.

6. a short, informal letter: a thank-you note.

7. a formal diplomatic or official communication in writing: a note delivered by the ambassador.

8. a paper acknowledging a debt and promising payment; promissory note.

9. a certificate, as of a government or a bank, accepted as money.

10. eminence, distinction, or reputation: a man of note.

11. importance or consequence: few events of particular note.

12. notice, observation, or heed: to take note of warning signs; to be worthy of note.

13. a characteristic or distinguishing feature: a note of whimsy in the design of the house.

14. a mark, quality, or indication of something, esp. as a submerged but ubiquitous element: There was just a note of bitterness in his films.

15. a characteristic way of speaking or thinking: His critics had begun to change their note.

16. a signal, announcement, or intimation: a note of warning in her voice.

17. Music.

a. a sign or character used to represent a tone, its position and form indicating the pitch and duration of the tone.

b. a key, as of a piano.

18. a tone sounded on a musical instrument.

19. a musical sound or tone.

20. a melody, tune, or song.

21. a sound of musical quality, as one uttered by a bird: attentive to the thrush's note.

22. any call, cry, or sound of a bird, fowl, etc.

23. a new or unexpected element in a situation.

24. a mark or sign, as of punctuation, used in writing or printing.

25. compare notes , to exchange views, ideas, or impressions: The returning tourists were sitting on the sun deck comparing notes.


26. to write or mark down briefly; make a memorandum of: to note the places of interest.

27. to make particular mention of in a writing: She noted their extra efforts in her report.

28. to annotate.

29. to observe carefully; give attention or heed to: Note the fine brushwork in this painting.

30. to take notice of; perceive: We noted his concern at the announcement.

31. to set down in or furnish with musical notes.

32. to indicate or designate; signify; denote.

[ 1175-1225; (n.) ME ( nota sign for musical tone, L: mark, sign, lettering; (v.) ME noten noter to mark notare, deriv. of the n. ]

Syn. 1. memorandum, minute. 3. commentary, annotation. See remark. 9. bill. 10. repute, celebrity, fame, renown, name. 26. register, record. 30. see, spot, remark. 32. mention.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .