—noticer, n./noh"tis/, n., v., noticed, noticing.n.1. an announcement or intimation of something impending; warning: a day's notice.2. a note, placard, or the like conveying information or a warning: to post a notice about the fire laws.3. information or warning of something, esp. for wide attention: to give notice of one's departure.4. a notification of the termination, at a specified time, of an agreement, as for renting or employment, given by one of the parties to the agreement: The sales manager suddenly gave notice and headed for Acapulco.5. observation, perception, attention, or heed: a book worthy of notice.6. interested or favorable attention: to take notice of an unusual feature in the design of a building.7. critical attention, appraisal, or evaluation: Only a few of the entries were singled out for notice.8. a brief written review or critique, as of a newly published book; review: The notices of the play were mostly favorable.v.t.9. to pay attention to or take notice of: Did you notice her hat?10. to perceive; become aware of: Did you notice the anger in his voice?11. to acknowledge acquaintance with: She noticed him merely with a nod.12. to mention or refer to; point out: a circumstance that was noticed in an earlier chapter.13. to give notice to; serve with a notice: to notice a person that his taxes are overdue.Syn. 2. sign, poster. 3. advice, news, notification, announcement. 5. note, cognizance. 7. comment, mention. 9. see, regard, heed, observe. 10. note, mark, remark; descry, distinguish, discriminate, recognize, understand. NOTICE, DISCERN, PERCEIVE imply becoming aware of, and paying attention to, something. To NOTICE is to become aware of something that has caught one's attention: to notice a newspaper headline; to notice a road sign.DISCERN suggests distinguishing (sometimes with difficulty) and recognizing a thing for what it is, discriminating it from its surroundings: In spite of the fog, we finally discerned the outline of the harbor. PERCEIVE, often used as a formal substitute for see or notice, may convey also the idea of understanding meanings and implications: After examining the evidence he perceived its significance.
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