From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnotenote1 /nəʊt $ noʊt/ ●●● S1 W2 noun 1 to remind you a) [countable]REMEMBER something that you write down to remind you of something Dave made a note of her address and phone number. Keep a careful note of any problems you have with the software. b) make a (mental) note to do something to decide that you must remember to do something later He made a mental note to arrange a time to meet her.2 → notes3 short letter [countable]LETTER a short informal letter I was going to write Kathy a note, but I decided to call her instead. This is just a quick note to let you know that I won’t be in the office tomorrow. a suicide note (=a note telling someone that you are going to kill yourself) a thank you note (=a note to say thank you for something)4 official letter [countable]PG an official letter or documentsick note British English (=a note saying that you are too ill to go to work or school)delivery note (=a document showing that goods have been delivered)diplomatic note (=a formal letter from one government to another) → credit note, promissory note5 additional information [countable]TCN a short piece of writing at the bottom of a page or at the end of a book or document which gives more information about something written in the main part The notes are at the back of the book.explanatory/guidance notes A set of guidance notes is provided to assist applicants in completing the form. → footnote(1)6 music [countable]APM a particular musical sound, or a symbol representing this soundhigh/low note She has a good voice but has trouble hitting the high notes.7 money [countable] British English (also bank note)PEC a piece of paper money worth a particular amount of money syn bill American English → coin a ten-pound note► see thesaurus at money8 feeling or quality [singular]CHARACTER/PERSONALITY a type of feeling or quality when someone speaks or does somethingnote of There was a note of doubt in her voice. He brought a note of realism into the debate.on a ... note (=speaking in a particular way) She ended her speech on a personal note. On a more serious note, I’d like to thank everyone for all their support.9 → hit/strike the right/wrong note10 → take note (of something)11 → somebody/something of note12 → worthy/deserving of note → compare notes at compare1(5)COLLOCATIONS – Meaning 2: verbsmake notes (=write them down)As he read the letters, he made careful notes.take notes (=write them down)The reporter took notes throughout the interview.jot down/scribble notes (=write them down quickly)The jurors were scribbling notes as the witness gave evidence.write up notes (=write down what your notes say, using full sentences and more detail)It’s a good idea to write up your notes soon after a lecture.look/go/read through your notesI read through my notes before the exam.ADJECTIVES/NOUN + notes detailed notesI always make quite detailed notes after important meetings.copious notes (=a very large amount)She sat at the back of the hall and made copious notes.brief notes (=short and not detailed)He jotted down some brief notes.scrappy notes (=very short and not detailed enough)Her rather scrappy notes weren’t much use when it came to revision.lecture notes (=notes that a student writes down during a lecture)I missed class today; can I borrow your lecture notes?case notes (=notes that a doctor, social worker etc makes about someone)The researchers looked at the case notes of 500 patients with this type of cancer.medical notes (=notes that a doctor keeps about a patient)I asked if I could see my medical notes.
Examples from the Corpusnote• Niels Bohr pointed it out to him and he had to add a note in proof to deal with the question.• He was devastated when he arrived home to find a note from his wife, telling him their marriage was over.• I was going to write Keisha a note, but I decided to call her instead.• He left a note on his desk saying he would be back in 5 minutes.• Mom left a note on the counter telling us she'd gone to the store.• If you have any complaints, let me know and I'll make a note of them.• I forgot to leave them a note to tell them we won't be home by dinnertime.• I write a note for Joe and prop it against the scotch bottles on the bar.• Marina spoke without using any notes.• a diplomatic note• It is amazing how expressive she makes each note sound.• I have notes to myself all over the house.• Some of the singers had a little trouble with the high notes.• I expect his notes went into the university archives, and the rest of his belongings would have been sold off.• She wrote a polite little note to Miss Henry, thanking her for her kindness.• She ended her speech on a personal note, telling how the war had affected her family.• Just a quick note to say Helen had a baby boy yesterday -- 8lbs 6oz.• The bountiful buffet breakfast served each morning sets just the right note to start the day by the fresh-water swimming pool.• There was a strained note in Fischer's normally relaxed voice.• Police are puzzled about the man's death. There was no sign of a struggle and no suicide note.• It brightens traditional noodle soups and adds a tangy note to spring rolls.• The higher the notes, the higher the blood pressure.• Additional sources are listed in the notes at the back of the book.• There were notes on little yellow Post-Its stuck all over the report.• She was self-assured and spoke without notes, having done this so many times before.• Before a concert in Dublin, a hand-written note was pinned to the front door of the venue.write ... note• Carl wrote many notes to clients, while Bill wrote many songs.• After reviewing the memo, Lake wrote a note to his secretary asking her to send the information to his broker.• She wrote that note while pretending to look in her handbag.• Some people find it helpful to write out their notes again before they file them.• A stranger would not have known to write the three-page note referring to the business dealings of John Ramsey.• She could have refused to write that note to her parents or walk obediently to the car and climb into the boot.• I move again and try to write some notes, but it is cold enough to freeze the ballpoint off my biro.• If you need to write, write notes on what is going on in class.sick note• Miss Maynard showed Mum my forged sick notes.• You don't bring a proper sick note when you've been off school.explanatory/guidance notes• Detailed guidance notes outlining the conditions which must be met to stay within the new law are being issued to all farmers.• A set of guidance notes is provided to assist applicants in completing the form.• Central Government publish general advice on a wide range of planning issues through planning policy guidance notes and circulars.• To monitor, advise and produce guidance notes, when appropriate, on all new legislation affecting work of the section.• The creation of a relatively simple index could help branch volunteers access some of the key information contained in the guidance notes.• Approval from the Bar Council has been received to guidance notes prepared for those members wishing direct access to barristers.• This should be annotated with explanatory notes for clarification.high/low note• High note: A scanner appeal has hit a high note after receiving a boost from Cleveland police.• The year 1987 had arrived on a high note, but possibly a dangerous one.• Rhayader noises he heard a clear, high note.• Her singing, including lots of difficult high notes, was strong and beautiful.• Its high notes are not of good quality.• I hung up on that high note.• As the melody soared and spiralled, Ari and Nathan spun within it, reaching for the highest notes.• Analysis Have the students consider these questions in groups and report back to the class: Which bands give the highest notes?note of• "Can you help me?" she asked, a note of hope in her voice.• Councilman Buschman brought a note of realism to the debate.• Take note of how much water goes through your meter in 60 seconds.