English dictionary



Hint: With the Firefox addon you can search this dictionary from the browsers search field.

English noun: note

1. note (communication) a brief written record


SamplesHe made a note of the appointment.


Broader (hypernym)written account, written record


Narrower (hyponym)jot, jotting, marginalia, memo, memoranda, memorandum, minute

2. note (communication) a short personal letter


SamplesDrop me a line when you get there.


Synonymsbillet, line, short letter


Broader (hypernym)personal letter


Narrower (hyponym)excuse

3. note (communication) a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound


SamplesThe singer held the note too long.


Synonymsmusical note, tone


Broader (hypernym)musical notation


Narrower (hyponym)acciaccatura, appoggiatura, blue note, chord, crotchet, demisemiquaver, dominant, eighth note, grace note, half note, hemidemisemiquaver, keynote, leading tone, mediant, middle C, minim, monotone, passing note, passing tone, pedal, pedal point, quarter note, quaver, semibreve, semiquaver, shake, sixteenth note, sixty-fourth note, subdominant, submediant, subtonic, supertonic, thirty-second note, tonic, trill, whole note


Member meronymmusical scale, scale

4. note (communication) a tone of voice that shows what the speaker is feeling


SamplesThere was a note of uncertainty in his voice.


Broader (hypernym)tone, tone of voice

5. note (attribute) a characteristic emotional quality


SamplesIt ended on a sour note.
There was a note of gaiety in her manner.
He detected a note of sarcasm.


Broader (hypernym)air, atmosphere, aura

6. note (possession) a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)


SamplesHe peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes.


Synonymsbank bill, bank note, banker's bill, banknote, bill, Federal Reserve note, government note, greenback


Broader (hypernym)folding money, paper currency, paper money


Narrower (hyponym)buck, c-note, clam, dollar, dollar bill, fifty, fifty dollar bill, five dollar bill, five-spot, fiver, hundred dollar bill, one dollar bill, silver certificate, ten dollar bill, tenner, twenty, twenty dollar bill, two dollar bill

7. note (communication) a comment or instruction (usually added)


SamplesHis notes were appended at the end of the article.
He added a short notation to the address on the envelope.


Synonymsannotation, notation


Broader (hypernym)comment, commentary


Narrower (hyponym)acknowledgment, citation, cite, credit, footer, footnote, mention, N.B., NB, nota bene, poste restante, postscript, PS, quotation, reference

8. note (state) high status importance owing to marked superiority


SamplesA scholar of great eminence.


Synonymsdistinction, eminence, preeminence


Broader (hypernym)high status


Narrower (hyponym)king

9. note (possession) a promise to pay a specified amount on demand or at a certain time


SamplesI had to co-sign his note at the bank.


Synonymsnote of hand, promissory note


Broader (hypernym)certificate of indebtedness, debt instrument, obligation


Narrower (hyponym)demand note, IOU, municipal note, note payable, note receivable, time note


English verb: note

1. note (communication) make mention of


SamplesShe observed that his presentation took up too much time.
They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing.


Synonymsmention, observe, remark


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)say, state, tell


Narrower (hyponym)comment, notice, point out, remark

2. note (perception) notice or perceive


SamplesShe noted that someone was following her.
Mark my words.


Synonymsmark, notice


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Narrower (hyponym)take notice


Entailcomprehend, perceive


Antonymsignore

3. note (perception) observe with care or pay close attention to


SamplesTake note of this chemical reaction.


Synonymsobserve, take note


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Entailcomprehend, perceive

4. note (communication) make a written note of


SamplesShe noted everything the teacher said that morning.


Synonymstake down


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)get down, put down, set down, write down









Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2017 onlineordbog.dk