notice - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [countable] a sign put in a public place that announces something or warns people about something

    We’ve put a notice up on the door to say we’re open.

    Have you read the notice on the board about overseas scholarships?

  2. 2
    [uncountable] information or a warning about something that is going to happen

    If you want to arrive early you must give advance notice.

    We like to have notice of any local events of interest.

    1. a.
      the period between the time that you tell someone you are going to do something and the time you do it

      I need a month’s notice if you’re planning to move out.

      at short/a moment’s/a few hours’ notice:

      Finding a replacement could prove difficult at short notice.

      Lucy was ready to leave at a moment’s notice.

  3. 4
    [countable] an article that gives someone’s opinion of a new film, play etc, especially in a newspaper.

    The film got rave (=extremely good) notices.

  4.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    put somebody on notice to notify somebody

    Department heads were put on notice to reduce spending in their agencies.

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 29/11/2014