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Definition of Note


  1. To butt; to push with the horns.
  2. Know not; knows not.
  3. Nut.
  4. Need; needful business.
  5. A mark or token by which a thing may be known; a visible sign; a character; a distinctive mark or feature; a characteristic quality.
  6. 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.
  7. A brief remark; a marginal comment or explanation; hence, an annotation on a text or author; a comment; a critical, explanatory, or illustrative observation.
  8. A brief writing intended to assist the memory; a memorandum; a minute.
  9. 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.
  10. A short informal letter; a billet.
  11. A diplomatic missive or written communication.
  12. A written or printed paper acknowledging a debt, and promising payment; as, a promissory note; a note of hand; a negotiable note.
  13. A list of items or of charges; an account.
  14. A character, variously formed, to indicate the length of a tone, and variously placed upon the staff to indicate its pitch. Hence:
  15. A musical sound; a tone; an utterance; a tune.
  16. A key of the piano or organ.
  17. Observation; notice; heed.
  18. Notification; information; intelligence.
  19. State of being under observation.
  20. Reputation; distinction; as, a poet of note.
  21. Stigma; brand; reproach.
  22. To notice with care; to observe; to remark; to heed; to attend to.
  23. To record in writing; to make a memorandum of.
  24. To charge, as with crime (with of or for before the thing charged); to brand.
  25. To denote; to designate.
  26. To annotate.
  27. To set down in musical characters.

Note Quotations

Yesterday is a cancelled check. Today is cash on the line. Tomorrow is a promissory note. - Hank Stram
Yesterday is a cancelled check. Today is cash on the line. Tomorrow is a promissory note.
Hank Stram

In the investigation of a neurotic style of life, we must always suspect an opponent, and note who suffers most because of the patient's condition. Usually this is a member of the family.
Alfred Adler

Forward, as occasion offers. Never look round to see whether any shall note it... Be satisfied with success in even the smallest matter, and think that even such a result is no trifle.
Marcus Aurelius

If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this thing is to be remembered.
Edgar Allan Poe

You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen, it said 'Parking Fine.' So that was nice.
Tim Vine
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Note Translations

note in Afrikaans is kaartjie, kommentaar
note in Danish is billet
note in Dutch is plaatsbewijs, biljet, kaartje
note in Finnish is muistiinpano, lippu
note in French is nota, annotent, notez, mention, billet, noter
note in German is Notiz {f}, Notiz, Anmerkung {f}, Anmerkung {f}
note in Italian is notazione, appunto, notabene, ordito
note in Latin is nota
note in Norwegian is billett
note in Portuguese is bilhete, nota
note in Spanish is billete, cedula, nota, apuntar, anotar, apuntacion
note in Swedish is notera, biljett, anteckna, not, ton
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