Webster's Dictionary, 1913

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Not-pated, Nott-pated adjective Same as Nott-headed . [ Obsolete] Shak.

Note transitive verb [ Anglo-Saxon hnītan to strike against, imperfect hnāt .] To butt; to push with the horns. [ Prov. Eng.]

Note [ Anglo-Saxon nāt ; ne not + wāt wot. See Not , and Wot .] Know not; knows not. [ Obsolete]

Note noun Nut. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Note noun [ Anglo-Saxon notu use, profit.] Need; needful business. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Note noun [ French note , Latin nota ; akin to noscere , notum , to know. See Know .]
1. A mark or token by which a thing may be known; a visible sign; a character; a distinctive mark or feature; a characteristic quality.

Whosoever appertain to the visible body of the church, they have also the notes of external profession.
Hooker.

She [ the Anglican church] has the note of possession, the note of freedom from party titles,the note of life -- a tough life and a vigorous.
J. H. Newman.

What a note of youth, of imagination, of impulsive eagerness, there was through it all !
Mrs. Humphry Ward.

2. A mark, or sign, made to call attention, to point out something to notice, or the like; a sign, or token, proving or giving evidence.

3. A brief remark; a marginal comment or explanation; hence, an annotation on a text or author; a comment; a critical, explanatory, or illustrative observation.

The best writers have been perplexed with notes , and obscured with illustrations.
Felton.

4. A brief writing intended to assist the memory; a memorandum; a minute.

5. plural Hence, a writing intended to be used in speaking; memoranda to assist a speaker, being either a synopsis, or the full text of what is to be said; as, to preach from notes ; also, a reporter's memoranda; the original report of a speech or of proceedings.

6. A short informal letter; a billet.

7. A diplomatic missive or written communication.

8. A written or printed paper acknowledging a debt, and promising payment; as, a promissory note ; a note of hand; a negotiable note .

9. A list of items or of charges; an account. [ Obsolete]

Here is now the smith's note for shoeing.
Shak.

10. (Mus.) (a) A character, variously formed, to indicate the length of a tone, and variously placed upon the staff to indicate its pitch. Hence: (b) A musical sound; a tone; an utterance; a tune. (c) A key of the piano or organ.

The wakeful bird . . . tunes her nocturnal note .
Milton.

That note of revolt against the eighteenth century, which we detect in Goethe, was struck by Winckelmann.
W. Pater.

11. Observation; notice; heed.

Give orders to my servants that they take
No note at all of our being absent hence.
Shak.

12. Notification; information; intelligence. [ Obsolete]

The king . . . shall have note of this.
Shak.

13. State of being under observation. [ Obsolete]

Small matters . . . continually in use and in note .
Bacon.

14. Reputation; distinction; as, a poet of note .

There was scarce a family of note which had not poured out its blood on the field or the scaffold.
Prescott.

15. Stigma; brand; reproach. [ Obsolete] Shak.

Note of hand , a promissory note.

Note transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Noted ; present participle & verbal noun Noting .] [ French noter , Latin notare , from nota . See Note , noun ]


1. To notice with care; to observe; to remark; to heed; to attend to. Pope.

No more of that; I have noted it well.
Shak.

2. To record in writing; to make a memorandum of.

Every unguarded word . . . was noted down.
Maccaulay.

3. To charge, as with crime (with of or for before the thing charged); to brand. [ Obsolete]

They were both noted of incontinency.
Dryden.

4. To denote; to designate. Johnson.

5. To annotate. [ R.] W. H. Dixon.

6. To set down in musical characters.

To note a bill or draft , to record on the back of it a refusal of acceptance, as the ground of a protest, which is done officially by a notary.

Note paper Writing paper, not exceeding in size, when folded once, five by eight inches.

Notebook noun
1. A book in which notes or memorandums are written.

2. A book in which notes of hand are registered.

Noted adjective Well known by reputation or report; eminent; celebrated; as, a noted author, or traveler. -- Not"ed*ly , adverb -- Not"ed*ness , noun

Noteful adjective Useful. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Noteless adjective Not attracting notice; not conspicuous.

Noteless as the race from which he sprung.
Sir W. Scott.

Notelessness noun A state of being noteless.

Notelet noun A little or short note; a billet.

Noter noun
1. One who takes notice.

2. An annotator. [ Obsolete]

Noteworthy adjective Worthy of observation or notice; remarkable.

Nother conj. Neither; nor. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.

Nothing noun [ From no , adjective + thing .]


1. Not anything; no thing (in the widest sense of the word thing ); -- opposed to anything and something .

Yet had his aspect nothing of severe.
Dryden.

2. Nonexistence; nonentity; absence of being; nihility; nothingness. Shak.

3. A thing of no account, value, or note; something irrelevant and impertinent; something of comparative unimportance; utter insignificance; a trifle.

Behold, ye are of nothing , and your work of nought.
Is. xli. 24.

'T is nothing , says the fool; but, says the friend,
This nothing , sir, will bring you to your end.
Dryden.

4. (Arith.) A cipher; naught.

Nothing but , only; no more than. Chaucer. -- To make nothing of . (a) To make no difficulty of; to consider as trifling or important . "We are industrious to preserve our bodies from slavery, but we make nothing of suffering our souls to be slaves to our lusts." Ray. (b) Not to understand; as, I could make nothing of what he said.

Nothing adverb In no degree; not at all; in no wise.

Adam, with such counsel nothing swayed.
Milton.

The influence of reason in producing our passions is nothing near so extensive as is commonly believed.
Burke.

Nothing off (Nautical) , an order to the steersman to keep the vessel close to the wind.

Nothingarian noun One of no certain belief; one belonging to no particular sect.

Nothingism noun Nihility; nothingness. [ R.]

Nothingness noun
1. Nihility; nonexistence.

2. The state of being of no value; a thing of no value.

Notice noun [ French, from Latin notitia a being known, knowledge, from noscere , notum , to know. See Know .]


1. The act of noting, remarking, or observing; observation by the senses or intellect; cognizance; note.

How ready is envy to mingle with the notices we take of other persons !
I. Watts.

2. Intelligence, by whatever means communicated; knowledge given or received; means of knowledge; express notification; announcement; warning.

I . . . have given him notice that the Duke of Cornwall and Regan his duchess will be here.
Shak.

3. An announcement, often accompanied by comments or remarks; as, book notices ; theatrical notices .

4. A writing communicating information or warning.

5. Attention; respectful treatment; civility.

To take notice of , to perceive especially; to observe or treat with particular attention.

Syn. -- Attention; regard; remark; note; heed; consideration; respect; civility; intelligence; advice; news.

Notice transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Noticed ; present participle & verbal noun Noticing .]
1. To observe; to see to mark; to take note of; to heed; to pay attention to.

2. To show that one has observed; to take public note of; remark upon; to make comments on; to refer to; as, to notice a book.

This plant deserves to be noticed in this place.
Tooke.

Another circumstance was noticed in connection with the suggestion last discussed.
Sir W. Hamilton.

3. To treat with attention and civility; as, to notice strangers.

Syn. -- To remark; observe; perceive; see; mark; note; mind; regard; heed; mention. See Remark .

Noticeable adjective Capable of being observed; worthy of notice; likely to attract observation; conspicuous.

A noticeable man, with large gray eyes.
Wordsworth.

Noticeably adverb In a noticeable manner.

Noticer noun One who notices.

Notidanian noun [ Greek ... back + ... comely.] (Zoology) Any one of several species of sharks of the family Notidanidæ , or Hexanchidæ . Called also cow sharks . See Shark .

Notification noun [ Confer French notification . See Notify .]
1. The act of notifying, or giving notice; the act of making known; especially, the act of giving official notice or information to the public or to individuals, corporations, companies, or societies, by words, by writing, or by other means.

2. Notice given in words or writing, or by signs.

3. The writing which communicates information; an advertisement, or citation, etc.

Notify transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Notified ; present participle & verbal noun Notifying .] [ French notifier , Latin notificare ; notus known (past participle of noscere to known) + - ficare (in comp.) to make. See Know , and -fy .]


1. To make known; to declare; to publish; as, to notify a fact to a person.

No law can bind till it be notified or promulged.
Sowth.

2. To give notice to; to inform by notice; to apprise; as, the constable has notified the citizens to meet at the city hall; the bell notifies us of the time of meeting.

The President of the United States has notified the House of Representatives that he has approved and signed the act.
Journal of the Senate, U. S.

» This application of notify has been condemned; but it is in constant good use in the United States, and in perfect accordance with the use of certify .

Notion [ Latin notio , from noscere to know: confer French notion . See Know .]
1. Mental apprehension of whatever may be known or imagined; an idea; a conception; more properly, a general or universal conception, as distinguishable or definable by marks or notæ .

What hath been generally agreed on, I content myself to assume under the notion of principles.
Sir I. Newton.

Few agree in their notions about these words.
Cheyne.

That notion of hunger, cold, sound, color, thought, wish, or fear which is in the mind, is called the "idea" of hunger, cold, etc.
I. Watts.

Notion , again, signifies either the act of apprehending, signalizing, that is, the remarking or taking note of, the various notes, marks, or characters of an object which its qualities afford, or the result of that act.
Sir W. Hamilton.

2. A sentiment; an opinion.

The extravagant notion they entertain of themselves.
Addison.

A perverse will easily collects together a system of notions to justify itself in its obliquity.
J. H. Newman.

3. Sense; mind. [ Obsolete] Shak.

4. An invention; an ingenious device; a knickknack; as, Yankee notions . [ Colloq.]

5. Inclination; intention; disposition; as, I have a notion to do it. [ Colloq.]

Notional adjective
1. Consisting of, or conveying, notions or ideas; expressing abstract conceptions.

2. Existing in idea only; visionary; whimsical.

Discourses of speculative and notional things.
Evelyn.

3. Given to foolish or visionary expectations; whimsical; fanciful; as, a notional man.

Notionality noun A notional or groundless opinion. [ R.] Glanvill.

Notionally adverb In mental apprehension; in conception; not in reality.

Two faculties . . . notionally or really distinct.
Norris.

Notionate adjective Notional. [ R.]

Notionist noun One whose opinions are ungrounded notions. [ R.] Bp. Hopkins.

Notist noun An annotator. [ Obsolete]

Notobranchiata noun plural [ New Latin See Notum , and Branchia .] (Zoology) (a) A division of nudibranchiate mollusks having gills upon the back. (b) The Dorsibranchiata.

Notobranchiate adjective (Zoology) Of or pertaining to the Notobranchiata.

Notochord noun [ Greek ... the back + English chord .] (Anat.) An elastic cartilagelike rod which is developed beneath the medullary groove in the vertebrate embryo, and constitutes the primitive axial skeleton around which the centra of the vertebræ and the posterior part of the base of the skull are developed; the chorda dorsalis . See Illust. of Ectoderm .

Notochordal adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the notochord; having a notochord.

Notodontian noun [ Greek ... the back + 'odoy`s , 'odo`ntos , a tooth.] (Zoology) Any one of several species of bombycid moths belonging to Notodonta , Nerice , and allied genera. The caterpillar of these moths has a hump, or spine, on its back.

Notopodium noun ; plural Latin Notopodia , E . Notopodiums . [ New Latin , from Greek ... the back + ..., ..., the foot.] (Zoology) The dorsal lobe or branch of a parapodium. See Parapodium .

Notorhizal adjective [ Greek ... the back + ... a root.] (Botany) Having the radicle of the embryo lying against the back of one of the cotyledons; incumbent.

Notoriety noun [ Confer French notoriété . See Notorious .] The quality or condition of being notorious; the state of being generally or publicly known; -- commonly used in an unfavorable sense; as, the notoriety of a crime.

They were not subjects in their own nature so exposed to public notoriety .
Addison.

Notorious adjective [ Latin notorius pointing out, making known, from noscere , notum , to known: confer French notoire . See Know .] Generally known and talked of by the public; universally believed to be true; manifest to the world; evident; -- usually in an unfavorable sense; as, a notorious thief; a notorious crime or vice.

Your goodness,
Since you provoke me, shall be most notorious .
Shak.

Syn. -- Distinguished; remarkable; conspicuous; celebrated; noted; famous; renowned.

-- No*to"ri*ous*ly , adverb -- No*to"ri*ous*ness , noun

Notornis noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... the south, or southwest + ... bird.] (Zoology) A genus of birds allied to the gallinules, but having rudimentary wings and incapable of flight. Notornis Mantelli was first known as a fossil bird of New Zealand, but subsequently a few individuals were found living on the southern island. It is supposed to be now nearly or quite extinct.

Nototherium noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... the south + ... a wild animal.] (Zoology) An extinct genus of gigantic herbivorous marsupials, found in the Pliocene formation of Australia.

Nototrema noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... back + ... a hole.] (Zoology) The pouched, or marsupial, frog of South America.

Notself noun (Metaph.) The negative of self . "A cognizance of notself ." Sir. W. Hamilton.

Nott adjective [ Anglo-Saxon hnot shorn.] Shorn. [ Obsolete]

Nott transitive verb To shear. [ Obsolete] Stow.

Nott-headed adjective Having the hair cut close. [ Obsolete] Chapman.

Notturno noun [ Italian ] (Mus.) Same as Nocturne .

Notum noun ; plural Nota . [ New Latin , from Greek ....] (Zoology) The back.