Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

note

 - definition
 
 
 
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
verb [transitive] British English pronunciation: note /nəʊt/ 
Word Forms
Close
present tense
I/you/we/theynote
he/she/itnotes
present participlenoting
past tensenoted
past participlenoted
  1. 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. 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. 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.

phrase

property porn

a type of television programme, magazine article, etc which shows off desirable homes …

BuzzWord Article

Word of the Day

chimera

a plan or course of action that is not possible to achieve

Open Dictionary

flat design

a type of design used on the web which excludes features which give a three-dimensional effect … and uses simple styles

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog