|Origin:||Latin notitia 'knowledge, familiarity', from notus 'known'|
notice2 S2 W2
when you notice or pay attention to someone or something:
I waved but they took no notice.
not take any/much notice (of something)
I did not take much notice of her suggestions.
I hope you'll take notice of what I'm going to tell you.
This problem may have escaped your notice so far (=you may not have noticed it).
This never came to my notice (=I never knew about this).
There are several important matters that I'd like to bring to your notice (=that I would like you to know about).
a written or printed statement that gives information or a warning to people [↪ sign]:
The notice on the wall said 'No smoking'.
I'll put up a notice about the meeting.
obituary notices (=about people who have just died) in the newspaper
information or a warning about something that is going to happen [↪ warning]
time to prepare[uncountable]
These rules are subject to change without notice.
When you're on the mailing list, you'll receive advance notice of upcoming events.
ten days'/three months' etc notice (=a warning ten days etc before)
They closed the factory, giving the workers only a week's notice.
Firefighters were prepared to rush out at a moment's notice.
notice to do something
I've been given notice to quit my flat (=I have been told that I must leave by a certain date).
Union members served strike notice (=warned that they would go on strike) late last night.
from now until another change is announced:
The office is closed until further notice.
to tell your employer that you will be leaving your job soon [= resign]:
Jim gave notice on Thursday.
6 British English, on short notice American English
if you do something at short notice, you do not have very much time to prepare for it:
The trip was planned on short notice.
Thanks for agreeing to see me at such short notice.
a cancellation at very short notice
a statement of opinion, especially one written for a newspaper or magazine, about a new play, book, film etc [= review]:
book/play etc[countable usually plural]TCNA
The new play got mixed notices (=some good, some bad) in the newspapers.