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I UK [nəʊt] / US [noʊt] noun [countable]
Word forms "note":
singular note plural notes
1) a short letter to someone

I sent a note to Jane thanking her for the meal.

There's a note from Dad on the table.

write someone a note:

I've written him a note asking him to meet me tonight.

leave someone a note:

We left them a note saying dinner was in the fridge.

a) something that you write down to remind you of something
make a note of something:

I've made a note of what needs to be repaired.

b) an extra piece of information about something in a book

See note on page 10.

c) a short official document, especially one that you sign

You have to sign a delivery note as proof of receipt.

2) notes
[plural] details from something such as a lecture or a book that you write down so that you can remember them

I wasn't there – can I borrow your notes?

take notes:

It'll help you later if you take notes.

copious notes (= a lot of notes):

She had listened carefully and taken copious notes.

a) printed information that gives you help or advice on a particular subject

a company that publishes study notes

b) a collection of written information relating to a particular person

Ask your doctor if you want to see your medical notes.

We keep notes on all our clients.

3) a piece of paper money

a £5 note

a) music an individual sound in music. A group of notes played together is called a chord and a series of notes that form a separate set is called a scale

See if you can sing this note.

He played a few notes on the piano.

b) music a written sign that represents a musical note
a) [usually singular] a particular mood or style
on a humorous/positive/negative etc note:

His presidency began on an optimistic note.

I'd like to end the discussion on a more cheerful note.

b) a way of speaking or writing that shows what someone's feelings are

There was an impatient note in her voice.

note of:

a note of sadness in his letter

strike/sound a note — to create a particular mood by the way that you speak or behave

Although developments are generally good some cautionary notes should be sounded.

He has struck the right note by praising their work.

compare I, mental

II UK [nəʊt] / US [noʊt] verb [transitive]
Word forms "note":
present tense I/you/we/they note he/she/it notes present participle noting past tense noted past participle noted
1) formal to notice or realize something

Liz noted the changes with satisfaction.

Some differences have been noted.

note that:

Please note that all travellers must have a valid passport.

it is important/interesting to note that:

It is interesting to note that government money was used to fund the schemes.

2) [often passive] formal to mention something

The growth of trade was noted in the last chapter.

As noted earlier, his plans were rejected.

3) note or note down to write something down so that you will have a record of it

Isabel noted the details in her diary.

Her answers were noted down on the chart.

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