1a : to notice or observe with care … instructors had noted that he did not perform well under pressure.— Stephan Wilkinson

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b : to record or preserve in writing The detective noted the details of the witness"s account of the robbery.
2a : to make special mention of or remark on The commendation notes the bravery of the fire fighter.
b : a written symbol used to indicate duration and pitch of a tone by its shape and position on the staff
b : something (such as an emotion or disposition) like a note in tone or resonance a note of sadness end on a high note

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sign, mark, token, note, symptom mean a discernible indication of what is not itself directly perceptible. sign applies to any indication to be perceived by the senses or the reason. encouraging signs for the economy mark suggests something impressed on or inherently characteristic of a thing often in contrast to general outward appearance. a mark of a good upbringing token applies to something that serves as a proof of something intangible. this gift is a token of our esteem note suggests a distinguishing mark or characteristic. a note of irony in her writing symptom suggests an outward indication of an internal change or condition. rampant crime is a symptom of that city"s decay

Verb You may have noted my late arrival. The thing to note here is that people are suffering. It"s interesting to note how quickly things have changed. Their objections were duly noted. As one official noted, the situation has begun to get out of control. As noted above most people survive the disease. “They"ve asked us to leave,” he noted with amusement. Noun She wrote a note to remind herself about the appointment. I left you a note on the kitchen table. making notes in the margins of a book She jotted down a few notes during the interview. After class, I usually study my notes and read the next chapter. I can"t come to class today. Would you mind taking notes for me? His secretary took notes during our meeting. Please include a brief note about where the picture was taken. He writes in the program notes that the play was inspired by his own childhood. One final note: tickets will be available at the door the night of the concert.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Unfortunately there’s no wireless charging, but do note that Honor ship the 66W fast charger in the box. — Ewan Spence, Forbes, 27 Oct. 2021 Bernstein is correct to note that the anti-disinformation industry is largely composed of elites alarmed by the erosion of their power. — David Treuer, Harper"s Magazine, 26 Oct. 2021 Wommack declined to speak specifically about Southern Miss (being careful not to scoop his own conference by confirming the news), but did note that the Sun Belt has become attractive to schools from other conferences in recent years. — Creg Stephenson | Cstephenson
al.com, al, 26 Oct. 2021 You’ve been pleasantly surprised by the many candidates who note on their applications they’ve been vaccinated. — Lynne Curry, Anchorage Daily News, 25 Oct. 2021 Arizona ranks 38th in the nation in terms of share of people ages 65 and over who have received a booster dose, Gerald and Wightman note in their report. — BostonGlobe.com, 25 Oct. 2021 People deciding whether to give blood to note that the entire process of donating lasts no longer than 45 minutes to an hour, with the time spent actually collecting the blood lasting about 8-10 minutes, according to the Red Cross. — Pioneer Press Staff, chicagotribune.com, 25 Oct. 2021 Arizona ranks 38th in the nation in terms of share of people ages 65 and over who have received a booster dose, Gerald and Wightman note in their report. — Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2021 While Bridget took the time to note qualities beyond her looks (namely, her talent and intelligence), fans couldn’t help but swoon over how stunning both Natalie and Bridget look in the photo. — Rebecca Norris, Country Living, 23 Oct. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun The key mutation of note in AY.33.1 is Q613H within the Spike protein. — William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 28 Oct. 2021 Hartsock said the only thing of note was that there would probably be some offshore winds out of the Gorge on Sunday, but those will die down some by the evening. — oregonlive, 28 Oct. 2021 Also of note are a series of multimedia displays that aim to bring the icon back to life. — Reuters, CNN, 28 Oct. 2021 Similarly, formal recognition from leadership can elevate the esteem of your best performers in the form of a handwritten note from a manager or even a letter of appreciation from the president/CEO with a copy to their HR file. — Johnny C. Taylor Jr., USA TODAY, 27 Oct. 2021 Of note, Black microbusiness owners are most likely to be digital-only, and to run their business as a source of supplemental income in comparison to other demographic groups. — Jasmine Browley, Essence, 26 Oct. 2021 Also of note: His fellow tight end, Hunter Henry, scored a touchdown for the fourth straight game. — BostonGlobe.com, 25 Oct. 2021 Also of note: both Montreal queens dressed as that most beautiful symbol of local wildlife, the orange traffic cone. — Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 23 Oct. 2021 Of note, the state reports deal only with Florida resident cases and exclude non-residents cases, which are no longer available. — Caroline Catherman, orlandosentinel.com, 22 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of note


13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a(1)

History and Etymology for note


Middle English, from Anglo-French noter, from Latin notare to mark, note, from nota


Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin nota mark, character, written note