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Note appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • "Note lemon gas," a gnome let on.
  • Note Jews’d rib birds we jet on.
  • 'Golfing’ is a note set on a sign I flog.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the noun note:

conversational speech31.11%task-oriented speech68.89%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun note:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb note:


Note is sometimes a misspelling of knot.

The word note is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun note

What does note mean as a name of something?

Note is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: notes

  1. a brief written record
  2. a short personal letter
  3. a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound
  4. a tone of voice that shows what the speaker is feeling
    • example: there was a note of uncertainty in his voice
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • more generic terms: tone / tone of voice = the quality of a person's voice
  5. a characteristic emotional quality
    • examples: it ended on a sour note | there was a note of gaiety in her manner | he detected a note of sarcasm
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • more generic words: air / atmosphere / aura = a distinctive but intangible quality surrounding a person or thing
  6. a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)
  7. a comment or instruction (usually added)
    • example: his notes were appended at the end of the article
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of note: annotation / notation
    • more generic words: comment / commentary = a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material
    • more specific terms:
  8. high status importance owing to marked superiority
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonyms of note: distinction / eminence / preeminence
    • more generic term: high status = a position of superior status
    • more specific word: king = preeminence in a particular category or group or field
  9. a promise to pay a specified amount on demand or at a certain time

Alternative definition of the noun note


  1. [context: UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland] Use; employment.
  2. Utility; profit; advantage; foredeal; benefit; pains.
  3. Affair, matter, concern.
  4. An event, occasion.
  5. Business; undertaking; task, duty; purpose.
  6. Conflict; Fray.
  7. A mark or token by which a thing may be known; a visible sign; a character; a distinctive mark or feature; a characteristic quality.
  8. 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.
  9. A brief remark; a marginal comment or explanation; hence, an annotation on a text or author; a comment; a critical, explanatory, or illustrative observation.
  10. A brief piece of writing intended to assist the memory; a memorandum; a minute.
  11. A short informal letter; a billet.
  12. A diplomatic missive or written communication.
  13. [finance] A written or printed paper acknowledging a debt, and promising payment; as, a promissory 'note'; a 'note' of hand; a negotiable 'note'.
  14. A piece of paper money; a banknote.
  15. A small size of paper used for writing letters or notes.
  16. [music] A character, variously formed, to indicate the length of a tone, and variously placed upon the staff to indicate its pitch.
  17. [music] A musical sound; a tone; an utterance; a tune.
  18. [music] A key of the piano or organ.
  19. Observation; notice; heed.
  20. Reputation; distinction; as, a poet of 'note'.

Specialised definition of the noun note

Glossary of finance / mortgage

a debt instrument with a maturity that varies from 2 to 10 years and is traded above, at, or below its redemption or principal value

Definition of the verb note

What does note mean as a doing word?

Note is one of the top 1000 most common verbs in the English language.

verb - inflections: noted | noting | notes

  1. make mention of
    • example: They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic]Ellen said a few words
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic] to [Recipient]Ellen said a few words to Helen
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, how-extraction]He confessed how she did it | I asked how she did it | I explained how it can be done | John suggested how she could do it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, quotation]He says, 'It has to go.'
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, that-complement clause]He ordered that he go
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, that-complement clause, not tensed]John suggested that he should go
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, wh-infinitive clause]I asked how to do it | I explained how to do it | John suggested how to do it
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, what-extraction]He asked what he should do | I explained what he should do | John suggested what we should eat
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] [Topic, what-infinitive clause]He asked what to do | I explained what to do | John suggested what to do
      [Agent - being or organization] [Verb] to [Recipient] [Topic, quotation]Mr. Jacobson announced to the trading mob: 'We're going to trade on the bell.'

      Verbs of Communication (with the same syntax): advise, announce, articulate, blab, blurt, claim, confess, confide, convey, declare, mention, observe, proclaim, propose, recount, reiterate, relate, remark, repeat, report, reveal, say, state.

    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • synonyms of note: mention / observe / remark
    • more generic words: say / state / tell = express in words
    • more specific terms: point out / comment / notice / remark = make or write a comment on
  2. notice or perceive
  3. observe with care or pay close attention to
  4. make a written note of


  1. Note a.k.a. Udom Taepanich: Udom Taephanit is an actor.
  2. Note is an artist.
  3. NOTE is a rapper and a lyricist.
  4. Note a.k.a. Pannapan Songkham is a Film editor.
  5. Note a.k.a. Nantakrai Cham-Jaiharn is a member of Thai rock band, Potato.

There are other people with in their name, like Joris Note, Kessai Note, Herb Van Note, Jeff Van Note, Note Chern-Yim, Note Panayanggool.


  1. Note is a fictional character from the 1992 film The Tune.
  2. Note is a fictional character in the 2009 Thai film Roommate.
  3. Note is a fictional character from the 1992 film The Tune.
  4. Note is a fictional character from 32nd December Love Error, a 2009 romance and comedy Thai film.

There are other characters with in their name, like C Note and C-Note.


"Note" is a 2013 short drama film written and directed by Vincent Sabella.


  1. "note" is a musical album of Androp.
    • released on (5 years ago)
  2. "Note" is a musical album of Ginger Redcliff.
    • released on
  3. "NOTE" is a composition, cataloged instance.
  4. "Note" is a musical album of Sjako!.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  5. "Note" is a composition.
  6. "NOTE" is a 2012 musical album of Note Panayanggool.
    • released in


  1. Note: Notes in perfumery are descriptors of scents that can be sensed upon the application of a perfume. Notes are separated into three classes; top/head notes, middle/heart notes, and base notes; which denote groups of scents which can be sensed with respect to the time after the application of a perfume. These notes are created carefully with knowledge of the evaporation process and intended use of the perfume. The presence of one note may alter the perception of another - for instance, the presence of certain base or heart notes will alter the scent perceived when the top notes are strongest, and likewise the scent of base notes in the dry-down will often be altered depending on the smells of the heart notes.
    • also known as Heart notes
  2. Note: Additional notes describing this phone number. To be used for idiosyncratic roles and categories and other disambiguation information that doesn't belong in the "category" property.
  3. Note: Gives supplemental information or a comment about the person or organization.
  4. note: Comment, description, additional information, etc.
  5. Note: Enter notes such as 'posthumous'.
  6. Note: Additional information about this record.
  7. Note: Notes or additional information.
  8. Note: Any additional information about this ranking.
  9. Note: Can be used for extra information such as "Chair".
  10. NOTE a.k.a. The National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication is an Indian federation of 20 non-governmental organisations that was founded during a meeting in Goa in 1992. The fist national chairman was Sharad Vaidya, who retained this position until his death in 2000. Currently, the federation is chaired by Shekhar Salkar.

Phrases with Note

  1. note down
  2. c-note
  3. G Note
  4. Of Note
  5. One-Note
  6. 32nd Note
  7. 64th Note
  8. bank note
  9. Bass note
  10. blue note
  11. Crib Note
  12. half note
  13. High Note
  14. keep note
  15. mash note
  16. Sick Note
  17. Sour Note
  18. take note
  19. time note
  20. grace note

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Note

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Google previewAustralian Master Superannuation Guide 2010/11 (2009)

A promissory note is an unconditional promise in writing (and signed) that is made by one party (the maker) to...

note is the acquisition of an asset other than money and contravenes s 66(1) unless an exception applies (SMSFR...

The promissory note is a medium of exchange and is not in this case an object of exchange.

Google previewPaper Money of the United States-20th edition (2013)

by Arthur L. Friedberg &, Ira S. Friedberg

Earlier issues have the so-called First Obligation which reads as follows, “This note is a legal tender for all debts, public and private. except duties on imports and intereston the public debt, and is exchangeable for U.S. six percent twenty year ...

Google previewPaper Money of the United States (2010)

A Complete Illustrated Guide with Valuations : the Standard Reference Work on Paper Money by Arthur Friedberg, Ira S. Friedberg

Earlier issues have the so-called First Obligation which reads as follows,“This note is a legal tender for all debts, public and private. except duties on imports and interest on the public debt, and is exchangeable for U.S. six per cent twenty year ...

Google previewThe British Critic and Quarterly Theological Review (1807)

A Note is the found which is heard, or the mark which represents it on the Staff ; but a Tone is the distance between tnio Notes, which are called by the names of two adjoining letters, and separated by one single key of the in. 4trument. Thus ...

Google previewFinancial & Managerial Accounting (2008)

by Carl S. Warren, James M. Reeve, Jonathan Duchac

Thus, a note is a stronger legal claim.

Google previewThe British Critic (1807)

A Note is the sound which is heard, or the mark which represents it on the Staff ; but a Tone is the distance between tint Nates, which are called by the names of two adjoining letters, and separated by one single key of the instrument. Thus, the ...

Google previewAn Experimental Inquiry into the laws of the Vital Functions, with some observations on the nature and treatment of internal diseases ... In part republished ... from the Philosophical Transactions of 1815 and 1817, with the Report of the National Institute of France on the experiments of M. Le Gallois [drawn up by F. H. A. von Humboldt, J. N. Hallé and P. F. Percy], and observations on that Report (1817)

by Alexander Philip Wilson PHILIP, Julien Jean César LEGALLOIS

The following note refers to page 235. It may be objected to this view of the first inspiration, that the animal often breathes before a ligature is thrown round the umbilical chord: but we have noreason to believe, that the secondary change, ...

Google previewSamsung Galaxy Note For Dummies (2012)

by Dan Gookin

The Galaxy Note is a revolutionary concept that combines smartphone and tablet technology; this guide demystifies the complex technology so you can take advantage of every feature Shows how to set up and configure the device, work with the ...

Google previewIntroduction to Derivatives and Risk Management (2012)

by Don Chance, Roberts Brooks

A structured note is an intermediate- term debt security issued by a corpo- ration with a good credit rating and tailored to a...

A popular and controversial type of structured note is the inverse floater, sometimes A range floater is a type of ...

Google previewDictionary of Financial Risk Management (1999)

by Gary L. Gastineau, Mark P. Kritzman

Equity-Linked Note (ELN ): A security that combines the characteristics of a zero- or low-coupon bond or note with a return component based on the performance of a single equity security, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Tariffs and Trade in U.S. History: The encyclopedia (2003)

by Cynthia Clark Northrup, Elaine C. Prange Turney

A Note on Using the Encyclopedia The development of the tariff and its relationship to trade in U.S. history from the 1600s to 2003 is a complicated and often overlooked topic. Designed as a reference tool for anyone wishing to learn more ...

Google previewPaasch's Illustrated Marine Dictionary (2014)

Originally Published as ÒFrom Keel to TruckÓ by Captain Heinrich Paasch

NOTE. NOTE. NOTA. An inspection of the Book will show that great care has been expended upon the classification ofits contents, but ina work of this kinditwas difficult to confineall the details under arbitrary headings; this however will cause ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Albania (2010)

by Robert Elsie

Note. The Albanian alphabet contains a number of sounds (treated as individual letters of the alphabet) that have a special graphic representation: c (“ts ” as in Engl. “bits”), c (“ch” as in Engl. “child”), dh (a voiced “t ” as in Engl. “this”), ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Nonprofit Terms and Concepts (2006)

by David Horton Smith, Robert A. Stebbins, Michael A. Dover

Note. This dictionary contains terms and concepts, both of which sometimes appear as phrases or expressions rather than as single words. Furthermore, some terms and concepts have multiple meanings, with each being identified ...

Google previewGuitar Chord Progression Encyclopedia (2005)

Includes Hundreds of Guitar Chords and Chord Progressions in All Styles in All Twelve Keys by Howard Wallach

also make note ...

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There is a world of difference between a Mahler eighth note and a normal eighth note. (Gustav Mahler)
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Scrabble value of N1O1T1E1

The value of this 4-letter word is 4 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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