notices, noticing, noticed
1) VERB If you notice something or someone, you become aware of them.

[V n] He stressed that people should not hesitate to contact the police if they've noticed any strangers in Hankham recently...

[V that] I noticed that most academics were writing papers during the summer...

[V wh] Luckily, I'd noticed where you left the car...

[V n -ing] Mrs Shedden noticed a bird sitting on the garage roof...

She needn't worry that he'll think she looks a mess. He won't notice. [Also V n inf]

2) N-COUNT A notice is a written announcement in a place where everyone can read it.

Notices in the waiting room requested that you neither smoke nor spit...

A few guest houses had `No Vacancies' notices in their windows.

...a notice which said `Beware Flooding'.

3) N-UNCOUNT: usu with supp If you give notice about something that is going to happen, you give a warning in advance that it is going to happen.

Interest is paid monthly. Three months' notice is required for withdrawals...

Unions are required to give seven days' notice of industrial action...

She was transferred without notice.

4) N-COUNT A notice is a formal announcement in a newspaper or magazine about something that has happened or is going to happen.

I rang The Globe with news of Blake's death, and put notices in the personal column of The Times...

The request is published in notices in today's national newspapers.

5) N-COUNT: usu supp N A notice is one of a number of letters that are similar or exactly the same which an organization sends to people in order to give them information or ask them to do something.

Bonus notices were issued each year from head office to local agents...

There will be a creditors meeting on June 15 and notices will be circulated to all known creditors.

6) N-COUNT A notice is a written article in a newspaper or magazine in which someone gives their opinion of a play, film, or concert.

Nevertheless, it's good to know you've had good notices, even if you don't read them.

7) PHRASE: usu PHR after v Notice is used in expressions such as `at short notice', `at a moment's notice' or `at twenty-four hours' notice', to indicate that something can or must be done within a short period of time.

There's no one available at such short notice to take her class...

All our things stayed in our suitcase, as if we had to leave at a moment's notice.

8) PHRASE: V inflects If you bring something to someone's notice, you make them aware of it.

I am so glad that you have brought this to my notice...

It was in 1982 that his name was first brought to our notice.

9) PHRASE: V inflects If something comes to your notice, you become aware of it.

Her work also came to the notice of the French actor-producer Louis Jouvet...

As I write, a very interesting case has come to my notice.

10) PHRASE: V inflects, oft PHR that If something escapes your notice, you fail to recognize it or realize it.

It hasn't escaped our notice that the hospital has come out of all the proposed changes really quite nicely...

From the smallest to the largest production unit, no one escaped notice.

11) PHRASE: PHR after v If a situation is said to exist until further notice, it will continue for an uncertain length of time until someone changes it.

The bad news was that all flights to Lanchow had been cancelled until further notice.

12) PHRASE: V inflects If an employer gives an employee notice, the employer tells the employee that he or she must leave his or her job within a fixed period of time.

The next morning I telephoned him and gave him his notice.

sack, fire
13) PHRASE: V inflects If you hand in your notice or give in your notice, you tell your employer that you intend to leave your job soon within a set period of time.

He handed in his notice at the bank and ruined his promising career.

14) PHRASE: V inflects, oft PHR of n If you take notice of a particular fact or situation, you behave in a way that shows that you are aware of it.

We want the government to take notice of what we think they should do for single parents...

Michael Forsyth's publication of Scottish schools' exam results has made some people sit up and take notice.

pay attention to
15) PHRASE: V inflects, usu PHR of n If you take no notice of someone or something, you do not consider them to be important enough to affect what you think or what you do.

They took no notice of him, he did not stand out, he was in no way remarkable...

I tried not to take any notice at first but then I was offended by it.


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