noticenotice2 ●●● S2 W2 noun 1 attentionNOTICE [uncountable] 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).2 on paper [countable]TCN 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 newspaper3 time to prepare [uncountable]WARN information or a warning about something that is going to happen → warningwithout notice These rules are subject to change without notice.sufficient/reasonable notice They didn’t give me sufficient notice.advance/prior 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 of his failure to give notice of his intention to alter the propertynotice 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.4 → until further notice5 → hand in your notice/give (your) notice6 → at short notice7 book/play etc [countable usually plural]TCNA a statement of opinion, especially one written for a newspaper or magazine, about a new play, book, film etc syn review The new play got mixed notices (=some good, some bad) in the newspapers. → sit up (and take notice) at sit upCOLLOCATIONS – Meaning 1: when you notice or pay attention to someone or somethingverbstake notice (=pay attention to something)I began to take notice when the subject of money came up.take no notice/not take any notice (=ignore something or someone)The other passengers took no notice of what was happening.come to somebody’s notice (=be noticed by someone)This problem first came to our notice last summer.escape somebody’s notice (=not be noticed by someone)It had not escaped his notice that Phil seemed interested in Jean.bring something to somebody’s notice (=tell someone about something)It has been brought to my notice that employees are smoking in the restrooms.attract notice (=be noticed by other people)She didn’t want to attract notice, so she dressed very plainly.COLLOCATIONS – Meaning 3: information or a warning about something that is going to happenverbsgive noticeTo withdraw money from this type of savings account, you must give the bank 30 days’ notice.serve notice formal (=warn someone about something)They have served notice that they intend to take legal action against the company.have/receive noticeIf I’d had more notice, I could have done a better job.need notice (also require notice formal)The company requires a month’s notice of any holiday time you would like to take.adjectivesadvance notice (also prior notice formal) (=given before an event)We had no advance notice of the attack.reasonable notice (=an amount that is considered to be fair to everyone)Did you receive reasonable notice of the court case?ten days’/three months’/five minutes’ etc noticeHis contract said he must give three months’ notice if he decides to leave the job.no noticeWe received no notice of the changes.phrasesat short notice (=without much time to prepare)Thank you for coming to help at such short notice.at a moment’s notice (=very quickly)He’d be ready to leave at a moment’s notice.without noticeTrains may be cancelled without notice.until further notice (=from now until you are told something else)On the door was a sign: ‘Library closed until further notice’.notice to quit British English (=a warning that you must leave the house or flat where you live by a particular date)The new owner gave all the tenants notice to quit.
Examples from the Corpusnotice• I'll post a notice about it on the board.• I'll put up a notice about the meeting on the bulletin board.• They completed the works required by the first notice on 7 September 1983.• Unfortunately, they allowed his notice to expire without further action and proceeded to recruit new employees.• Look, will you work out your month's notice?• Working conditions may not be up to much, and as a casual employee you can be fired at short notice.• Rehearsals were nearly complete and a replacement for her was out of the question at such short notice.• Finally this summer, the world may take notice.• The details of the trip are on that notice over there.• Now that the sale is over someone needs to take down the notices.• The board also approved a press release which summarised, but in some detail, the terms of the notice.• Prices are subject to change without notice.took no notice• He took no notice when she asked him to slow down.• As for Phaedra, her stepson Hippolytus took no notice of her; he never noticed women.• There were lots of other people in there, but I took no notice of them.• Jack took no notice of any external reaction.• Others in the room took no notice of the song.• Two window-cleaners threw her a cheerful obscenity, but she took no notice.• We took no notice of the servants.• When I first met her she had been hurling abuse at her daughters-in-law who took no notice whatsoever.obituary notices• Headstones, obituary notices and catering can push up bills sharply.sufficient/reasonable notice• He could therefore revive his right by giving reasonable notice.• The test of reasonable notice is objective.• This allows the artist to look at the manager's books, with reasonable notice.mixed notices• The two dances also received mixed notices at the Billy Rose.