• To notice with care; to observe; to remark; to heed.
  • To record in writing; to make a memorandum of.
  • To denote; to designate.
  • To annotate.
  • To set down in musical characters.
  • To record on the back of (a bill, draft, etc.) a refusal of acceptance, as the ground of a protest, which is done officially by a notary.


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  • From Middle English note, from Old English not, nōt and Old French note ("letter, note"), both from Latin nota ("mark, sign, remark, note").
  • From Middle English note, from Old English notu, from Proto-Germanic *nutō, from Proto-Indo-European *newd-. Cognate with West Frisian not ("yield, produce, crop"), Dutch genot ("enjoyment, pleasure"), Dutch nut ("usefulness, utility, behoof"), German Nutzen ("benefit, usefulness, utility"), Icelandic not ("use"). Related also to Old English notian ("to enjoy, make use of, employ"), Old English nēotan ("to use, enjoy"), Old High German niozan ("to use, enjoy"), Modern German benutzen ("to use"). Related to nait.

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