|Origin:||nota 'mark, character, written note'|
to remind you
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.
to decide that you must remember to do something later:
He made a mental note to arrange a time to meet her.
information that a student writes down during a lesson, from a book etc:
Can I borrow your lecture notes?
take/make notes (=write notes)
I read the first chapter and took notes.
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)
an official letter or document
sick 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 note
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➔ footnote (1)
A set of guidance notes is provided to assist applicants in completing the form.
a particular musical sound, or a symbol representing this sound
She has a good voice but has trouble hitting the high notes.
a piece of paper money worth a particular amount of money [= bill AmE; ↪ coin]:
money[countable] British English also bank notePEC
a ten-pound note
a type of feeling or quality when someone speaks or does something
feeling or quality[singular]
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.
to succeed or not succeed in being right and suitable for a particular occasion:
Bush is hoping to hit the right note again with voters.
to pay attention to something [= notice]:
People were beginning to take note of her talents as a writer.
His first album made the music world stand up and take note.
important, interesting, or famous:
The college has produced several architects of note.
The village has a number of buildings of note.
important or interesting and deserving particular attention [↪ noteworthy]:
three recent novels that are especially worthy of note