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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin notitia 'knowledge, familiarity', from notus 'known'

notice

2 noun
     
Related topics: Arts, Newspapers, Publishing
notice2 S2 W2
1

attention

[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 newspaper
3

time to prepare

[uncountable] information or a warning about something that is going to happen [↪ warning]
without 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 property
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.
4

until further notice

from now until another change is announced:
The office is closed until further notice.
5

hand in your notice/give (your) notice

BEC to tell your employer that you will be leaving your job soon [= resign]:
Jim gave notice on Thursday.
6

at short notice

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
7

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 [= review]:
The new play got mixed notices (=some good, some bad) in the newspapers.

➔ sit up (and take notice)

at sit up (5)

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