Hypertext Webster Gateway: "Note"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Note \Note\, v. t. [AS. hn[=i]tan to strike against, imp.
To butt; to push with the horns. [Prov. Eng.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Note \Note\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Noted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Noting}.] [F. noter, L. notare, fr. nota. See {Note}, n.]
1. To notice with care; to observe; to remark; to heed; to
attend to. --Pope.

No more of that; I have noted it well. --Shak.

2. To record in writing; to make a memorandum of.

Every unguarded word . . . was noted down.

3. To charge, as with crime (with of or for before the thing
charged); to brand. [Obs.]

They were both noted of incontinency. --Dryden.

4. To denote; to designate. --Johnson.

5. To annotate. [R.] --W. H. Dixon.

6. To set down in musical characters.

{To note a bill} or {draft}, to record on the back of it a
refusal of acceptance, as the ground of a protest, which
is done officially by a notary.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Note \Note\ [AS. n[=a]t; ne not + w[=a]t wot. See {Not}, and
Know not; knows not. [Obs.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Note \Note\, n.
Nut. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Note \Note\, n. [AS. notu use, profit.]
Need; needful business. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Note \Note\, n. [F. note, L. nota; akin to noscere, notum, to
know. See {Know}.]
1. A mark or token by which a thing may be known; a visible
sign; a character; a distinctive mark or feature; a
characteristic quality.

Whosoever appertain to the visible body of the
church, they have also the notes of external
profession. --Hooker.

She [the Anglican church] has the note of
possession, the note of freedom from party
titles,the note of life -- a tough life and a
vigorous. --J. H.

What a note of youth, of imagination, of impulsive
eagerness, there was through it all ! --Mrs. Humphry

2. A mark, or sign, made to call attention, to point out
something to notice, or the like; a sign, or token,
proving or giving evidence.

3. A brief remark; a marginal comment or explanation; hence,
an annotation on a text or author; a comment; a critical,
explanatory, or illustrative observation.

The best writers have been perplexed with notes, and
obscured with illustrations. --Felton.

4. A brief writing intended to assist the memory; a
memorandum; a minute.

5. pl. Hence, a writing intended to be used in speaking;
memoranda to assist a speaker, being either a synopsis, or
the full text of what is to be said; as, to preach from
notes; also, a reporter's memoranda; the original report
of a speech or of proceedings.

6. A short informal letter; a billet.

7. A diplomatic missive or written communication.

8. A written or printed paper acknowledging a debt, and
promising payment; as, a promissory note; a note of hand;
a negotiable note.

9. A list of items or of charges; an account. [Obs.]

Here is now the smith's note for shoeing. --Shak.

10. (Mus.)
(a) A character, variously formed, to indicate the length
of a tone, and variously placed upon the staff to
indicate its pitch. Hence:
(b) A musical sound; a tone; an utterance; a tune.
(c) A key of the piano or organ.

The wakeful bird . . . tunes her nocturnal
note. --Milton.

That note of revolt against the eighteenth
century, which we detect in Goethe, was struck
by Winckelmann. --W. Pater.

11. Observation; notice; heed.

Give orders to my servants that they take No note
at all of our being absent hence. --Shak.

12. Notification; information; intelligence. [Obs.]

The king . . . shall have note of this. --Shak.

13. State of being under observation. [Obs.]

Small matters . . . continually in use and in note.

14. Reputation; distinction; as, a poet of note.

There was scarce a family of note which had not
poured out its blood on the field or the scaffold.

15. Stigma; brand; reproach. [Obs.] --Shak.

{Note of hand}, a promissory note.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Note: In some parts of the United States, notably in the
Southern States, raise in also commonly applied to the
rearing or bringing up of children.

I was raised, as they say in Virginia, among the
mountains of the North. --Paulding.
(d) To bring into being; to produce; to cause to arise,
come forth, or appear; -- often with up.

I will raise them up a prophet from among their
brethren, like unto thee. --Deut. xviii.

God vouchsafes to raise another world From him
[Noah], and all his anger to forget. --Milton.
(e) To give rise to; to set agoing; to occasion; to start;
to originate; as, to raise a smile or a blush.

Thou shalt not raise a false report. --Ex.
xxiii. 1.
(f) To give vent or utterance to; to utter; to strike up.

Soon as the prince appears, they raise a cry.
(g) To bring to notice; to submit for consideration; as,
to raise a point of order; to raise an objection.

4. To cause to rise, as by the effect of leaven; to make
light and spongy, as bread.

Miss Liddy can dance a jig, and raise paste.

5. (Naut.)
(a) To cause (the land or any other object) to seem higher
by drawing nearer to it; as, to raise Sandy Hook
(b) To let go; as in the command, Raise tacks and sheets,
i. e., Let go tacks and sheets.

6. (Law) To create or constitute; as, to raise a use that is,
to create it. --Burrill.

{To raise a blockade} (Mil.), to remove or break up a
blockade, either by withdrawing the ships or forces
employed in enforcing it, or by driving them away or
dispersing them.

{To raise a check}, {note}, {bill of exchange}, etc., to
increase fraudulently its nominal value by changing the
writing, figures, or printing in which the sum payable is

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Accommodation \Ac*com`mo*da"tion\, n. [L. accommodatio, fr.
accommodare: cf. F. accommodation.]
1. The act of fitting or adapting, or the state of being
fitted or adapted; adaptation; adjustment; -- followed by
to. ``The organization of the body with accommodation to
its functions.'' --Sir M. Hale.

2. Willingness to accommodate; obligingness.

3. Whatever supplies a want or affords ease, refreshment, or
convenience; anything furnished which is desired or
needful; -- often in the plural; as, the accommodations --
that is, lodgings and food -- at an inn. --Sir W.

4. An adjustment of differences; state of agreement;
reconciliation; settlement. ``To come to terms of
accommodation.'' --Macaulay.

5. The application of a writer's language, on the ground of
analogy, to something not originally referred to or

Many of those quotations from the Old Testament were
probably intended as nothing more than
accommodations. --Paley.

6. (Com.)
(a) A loan of money.
(b) An accommodation bill or note.

{Accommodation bill}, or {note} (Com.), a bill of exchange
which a person accepts, or a note which a person makes and
delivers to another, not upon a consideration received,
but for the purpose of raising money on credit.

{Accommodation coach}, or {train}, one running at moderate
speed and stopping at all or nearly all stations.

{Accommodation ladder} (Naut.), a light ladder hung over the
side of a ship at the gangway, useful in ascending from,
or descending to, small boats.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: a short personal letter; "drop me a line when you get there"
[syn: {short letter}, {line}]
2: a brief written record; "he made a note of the appointment"
3: a characteristic emotional quality; "it ended on a sour
note"; "there was a note of gaiety in her manner"; "he
detected a note of sarcasm"
4: a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central
bank); "he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes" [syn:
{bill}, {government note}, {bank bill}, {banker's bill},
{bank note}, {banknote}, {Federal Reserve note}, {greenback}]
5: a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical
sound; "the singer held the note too long" [syn: {musical
note}, {tone}]
6: a comment (usually added to a text); "his notes were
appended at the end of the article" [syn: {annotation}, {notation}]
7: high status importance owing to marked superiority; "a
scholar of great eminence" [syn: {eminence}, {distinction},
8: a tone of voice that shows what the speaker is feeling;
"there was a note of uncertainty in his voice"
9: a promise to pay a specified amount on demand or at a
certain time; "I had to co-sign his note at the bank"
[syn: {promissory note}, {note of hand}]
v 1: make mention of; "She observed that his presentation took up
too much time"; "They noted that it was a fine day to go
sailing" [syn: {observe}, {mention}, {remark}]
2: notice or perceive; "She noted that someone was following
her"; "mark my words" [syn: {notice}, {mark}] [ant: {ignore}]
3: observe with care or pay close attention to; "Take note of
this chemical reaction" [syn: {take note}, {observe}]
4: make a written note of; "she noted everything the teacher
said that morning" [syn: {take down}]

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