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NO'TICE, noun

1. Observation by the eye or by the other senses. We take notice of objects passing or standing before us; we take notice of the owrds of a speaker; we take notice of a peculiar taste of food, or of the smeel of an orange, and of our peculiar sensations. notice then is the act by which we gain knowledge of something within the reach of the senses, or the effect of an impression on some of the senses.

2. Observation by the mind or intellectual power; as, to take notice of a distinction between truth and veracity.

3. Information; intelligence by whatever means communicated; knowledge given or received; as, I received notice by a messenger or by letter. He gave notice of his arrival. The bell gives notice of the hour of the day. The merchant gives notice that a bill of exchange is not accepted.

4. A paper that communicates information.

5. Attention; respectful treatment; civility.

6. Remark; observation.

NO'TICE, verb transitive

1. To observe; to see. We noticed the conduct of the speaker; we notcied no improper conduct.

2. To heed; to regard. His conduct was rude, but I did not notice it.

3. To remark; to mention or make observations on.

This plant deserves to be noticed in this place.

Another circumstance was noticed in connection with the suggestion last discussed.

4. To treat with attention and civilities; as, to notice strangers.

5. To observe intellectually.