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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


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

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