note

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English note, from Old English not, nōt ‎(note, mark, sign) and Old French note ‎(letter, note), both from Latin nota ‎(mark, sign, remark, note).

Noun[edit]

note ‎(countable and uncountable, plural notes)

  1. (heading) A symbol or annotation.
    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.
      • Richard Hooker (1554-1600)
        Whosoever appertain to the visible body of the church, they have also the notes of external profession.
      • John Henry Newman (1801-1890)
        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.
      • Mrs Humphry Ward (1851-1920)
        What a note of youth, of imagination, of impulsive eagerness, there was through it all!
      • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 20, The China Governess[1]:
        The story struck the depressingly familiar note with which true stories ring in the tried ears of experienced policemen. No one queried it. It was in the classic pattern of human weakness, mean and embarrassing and sad.
    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.
  2. (heading) A written or printed communication or commitment.
    1. A brief piece of writing intended to assist the memory; a memorandum; a minute.
      I left him a note to remind him to take out the trash.
    2. A short informal letter; a billet.
    3. A diplomatic missive or written communication.
    4. (finance) A written or printed paper acknowledging a debt, and promising payment; as, a promissory note; a note of hand; a negotiable note.
    5. (obsolete) A list of items or of charges; an account.
    6. A piece of paper money; a banknote.
      I didn't have any coins to pay with, so I used a note.
    7. (extension) A small size of paper used for writing letters or notes.
  3. (music, heading) A sound.
    1. A character, variously formed, to indicate the length of a tone, and variously placed upon the staff to indicate its pitch.
    2. A musical sound; a tone; an utterance; a tune.
      • John Milton (1608-1674)
        The wakeful bird [] tunes her nocturnal note.
      • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 4, The Celebrity:
        Judge Short had gone to town, and Farrar was off for a three days' cruise up the lake. I was bitterly regretting I had not gone with him when the distant notes of a coach horn reached my ear, and I descried a four-in-hand winding its way up the inn road from the direction of Mohair.
      • 1922, Michael Arlen, “Ep./4/2”, in “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days:
        As they turned into Hertford Street they startled a robin from the poet's head on a barren fountain, and he fled away with a cameo note.
    3. (extension) A key of the piano or organ.
  4. (uncountable) Observation; notice; heed.
    • Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
      small matters [] continually in use and in note
    • William Shakespeare (c.1564–1616)
      Give orders to my servants that they take / No note at all of our being absent hence.
  5. (uncountable) Reputation; distinction.
    a poet of note
  6. (obsolete) Notification; information; intelligence.
  7. (obsolete) Stigma; brand; reproach.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
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Verb[edit]

note ‎(third-person singular simple present notes, present participle noting, simple past and past participle noted)

  1. (transitive) To notice with care; to observe; to remark; to heed.
    If you look to the left, you can note the old cathedral.
  2. (transitive) To record in writing; to make a memorandum of.
    We noted his speech.
  3. (transitive) To denote; to designate.
    The modular multiplicative inverse of x may be noted x-1.
  4. (transitive) To annotate.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of W. H. Dixon to this entry?)
  5. (transitive) To set down in musical characters.
  6. (transitive) To record on the back of (a bill, draft, etc.) a refusal of acceptance, as the ground of a protest, which is done officially by a notary.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

note

  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (obsolete) Contraction of ne mote ‎(may not).
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.3:
      There Merlin stayd, / As overcomen of the spirites powre, / Or other ghastly spectacle dismayd, / That secretly he saw, yet note discoure [...].

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old English.

Verb[edit]

note ‎(third-person singular simple present notes, present participle noting, simple past and past participle noted)

  1. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) To butt; to push with the horns.

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Danish[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From English note, from Italian nota, from Latin nota.

Noun[edit]

note c (singular definite noten, plural indefinite noter)

  1. note
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Verb[edit]

note

  1. (mechanics) To supply a board to a groove.
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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin nota.

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Noun[edit]

note f ‎(plural notes)

  1. note (written or spoken)
  2. mark (UK), grade (US)
  3. bill (UK, US), check (US)
  4. (music) note
  5. touch, hint, note

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Verb[edit]

note

  1. first-person singular present indicative of noter
  2. third-person singular present indicative of noter
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of noter
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of noter
  5. second-person singular imperative of noter

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Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

note

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of notar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of notar

Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

note

  1. feminine plural of noto

Noun[edit]

note f

  1. plural of nota

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Latin[edit]

Participle[edit]

nōte

  1. vocative masculine singular of nōtus

Norman[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

note f ‎(plural notes)

  1. (Jersey) tune

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin nota

Noun[edit]

note m ‎(definite singular noten, indefinite plural noter, definite plural notene)

  1. (music) a note
  2. a note in a book or text
  3. a note (communication between governments)
  4. a banknote

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin nota

Noun[edit]

note m ‎(definite singular noten, indefinite plural notar, definite plural notane)

  1. (music) a note
  2. a note in a book or text
  3. a note (communication between governments)
  4. a banknote

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Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

note

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of notar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of notar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of notar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of notar

Romanian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

note f pl

  1. plural of notă

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

note

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of notar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of notar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of notar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of notar.

Venetian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin nox, noctem (compare Italian notte).

Noun[edit]

note f (plural noti)

  1. night