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Definition of 'note'

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  1. a short personal letter; "drop me a line when you get there"
       Synonyms: short letter line billet
  2. a brief written record; "he made a note of the appointment"
  3. 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"
  4. a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank); "he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes"
       Synonyms: bill government note bank bill banker's bill bank note banknote Federal Reserve note greenback
  5. a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound; "the singer held the note too long"
       Synonyms: musical note tone
  6. a comment or instruction (usually added); "his notes were appended at the end of the article"; "he added a short notation to the address on the envelope"
       Synonyms: annotation notation
  7. high status importance owing to marked superiority; "a scholar of great eminence"
       Synonyms: eminence distinction preeminence
  8. a tone of voice that shows what the speaker is feeling; "there was a note of uncertainty in his voice"
  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"
       Synonyms: promissory note note of hand


  1. make mention of; "She observed that his presentation took up too much time"; "They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing"
       Synonyms: observe mention remark
  2. notice or perceive; "She noted that someone was following her"; "mark my words"
       Synonyms: notice mark
       Antonyms: ignore
  3. observe with care or pay close attention to; "Take note of this chemical reaction"
       Synonyms: take note observe
  4. make a written note of; "she noted everything the teacher said that morning"
       Synonyms: take down

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