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note meaning

[ nəut ] Pronunciation:   "note" in a sentence
  • Verb: note  nowt
    1. Make mention of
      "They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing"
      - observe, mention, remark 
    2. Notice or perceive
      "She noted that someone was following her"
      - notice, mark 
    3. Observe with care or pay close attention to
      "Take note of this chemical reaction"
      - take note, observe 
    4. Make a written note of
      "she noted everything the teacher said that morning"
      - take down
    Noun: note  nowt
    1. A brief written record
      "he made a note of the appointment" 
    2. A short personal letter
      - short letter, line, billet 
    3. A notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound
      "the singer held the note too long"
      - musical note, tone 
    4. A tone of voice that shows what the speaker is feeling
      "there was a note of uncertainty in his voice" 
    5. A characteristic emotional quality
      "it ended on a sour note"; "there was a note of gaiety in her manner"; "he detected a note of sarcasm" 
    6. A piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)
      "he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes"
      - bill [N. Amer], government note [US], bank bill, banker's bill, bank note, banknote, Federal Reserve note [US], greenback [US] 
    7. A comment or instruction (usually added)
      "his notes were appended at the end of the article"
      - annotation, notation 
    8. High status importance owing to marked superiority
      - eminence, distinction, preeminence 
    9. A promise to pay a specified amount on demand or at a certain time
      "I had to co-sign his note at the bank"
      - promissory note, note of hand

    Derived forms: notes, noting, noted

    See also: annotate

    Type of: air, atmosphere, aura, certificate of indebtedness, comment, commentary, debt instrument, folding money, get down, high status, musical notation, obligation, paper currency, paper money, personal letter, put down, say, set down, state, tell, tone, tone of voice, write down, written account, written record

    Part of: musical scale, scale

    Encyclopedia: Note


  • [Business]
    AmE / noun, verb

    noun [C]

    ADVICE NOTE, BOND NOTE, CONSIGNMENT NOTE, CONTRACT NOTE, CONVERTIBLE NOTE, COVER NOTE, CREDIT NOTE, CURRENCY NOTE, DEBIT NOTE, DELIVERY NOTE, DEMAND NOTE, DISPATCH NOTE, FLOATING-RATE NOTE, LOAN NOTE, PROMISSORY NOTE, PROMPT NOTE, RAIL CONSIGNMENT NOTE, REVENUE ANTICIPATION NOTE, ROAD CONSIGNMENT NOTE, SHIPPING NOTE, SICK NOTE, TAX ANTICIPATION NOTE, TREASURY NOTE, WEIGHT NOTE

    1 (especially BrE) (AmE usually bill)

    a piece of paper money:

    a €50 note

    He counted out a pile of notes.

    We can only exchange notes and travellers' cheques.

    SYN BANKNOTE

    2 (Finance )

    a bond of a particular kind:

    a 10-year note

    (= that will be repaid after 10 years)

    Treasury notes

    (= notes issued by the US government)

    3

    a short piece of writing to tell sb sth or help them remember sth:

    He wrote a note to his client.

    The notes in this column relate to unpaid invoices.

    Please make a note of the dates.

    Did you take notes while she was speaking?

    NOTE TO THE ACCOUNTS

    4

    an official document that shows or proves sth:

    If you are absent for more than 5 days you need a note from your doctor.

    a delivery note

    5 (Finance ) = PROMISSORY NOTE

    STRIKE verb

    verb [+ obj] (formal)

    to notice or pay careful attention to sth:

    Investors should note that income can fall as well as rise.

    When a company declares its sales, note the timing.


  • [Economics]
    = instant call bond

    1) A promissory note.

    2) A negotiable record of an unsecured loan (see commercial paper).

    The word 'note' is now used in preference to bond when the principal sum is repayable in less than five years.

    3) A banknote.

    4) An inscription on an unpaid bill of exchange (see noting)

    made by a notary public.


  • [Electronics]
    See BEAT NOTE.

  • [Finance]
    Debt instruments with initial maturities longer than one year and shorter than 10 years.

Examples

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  1. the notes of the air throbbed deep and full.
  2. there's a phony note in her letters.
  3. the note taker blows a piercing blast.
  4. the natives are noted for their hospitality.
  5. was the note written on hotel stationery?

Related Words

  1. notcher meaning
  2. notcher-peaker meaning
  3. notching meaning
  4. notching and cogging meaning
  5. notchy meaning
  6. note a bill meaning
  7. note against bond spread (nob) meaning
  8. note agreement meaning
  9. note down meaning
  10. note issuance facility (nif) meaning
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