—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. 1. to pay attention to or take notice of: Did you notice her hat? 2. to perceive; become aware of: Did you notice the anger in his voice? 3. to acknowledge acquaintance with: She noticed him merely with a nod. 4. to mention or refer to; point out: a circumstance that was noticed in an earlier chapter. 5. to give notice to; serve with a notice: to notice a person that his taxes are overdue.