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note | advise |

As a noun note

is .

As a verb advise is

to give advice to; to offer an opinion, as worthy or expedient to be followed.



(Webster 1913)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) note, . Related to (l).

Alternative forms

* (l), (l) * (l) (Shetland)


  • Use; employment.
  • * 1701 , Halliwell:
  • But thefte serveth of wykked note , Hyt hangeth hys mayster by the throte.
  • * 1912 , J. Jakobsen, Etymol. Ordbog Norrøne Sprog Shetland :
  • Der 'r nae not' in it; hit is nae ' not .
  • (uncountable) Utility; profit; advantage; foredeal; benefit; pains.
  • * 1838 , William Marriott, William Marriott (Ph. Dr.), A collection of English miracle-plays or mysteries'' (''The Deluge ):
  • And have thou that for thy note !
  • (countable) Affair, matter, concern.
  • * 1566 , John Martial, A Replie to M. Calfhills Blasphemous Answer
  • He sayeth: It is the peculiar note of Gods servates, not to bow their knee to Baal.
  • (countable) Business; undertaking; task, duty; purpose.
  • * 1811 , Francis Beaumont, John Fletcher, George Darley, The works of Beaumont and Fletcher: Volume 2 :
  • The chief note of a scholar, you say, is to govern his passions; wherefore I do take all patiently.
  • * 1897 , Halifax Courier:
  • Tha'll keep me at this noit' all day... Om always at this ' noit .
  • * 1911 , Homiletic review: Volume 62:
  • It is the peculiar note of this ministry that it stands in the will of Christ, which the minister knows, to which he is consecrated, and which he illustrates in his own character.
  • The giving of milk by a cow or sow; the period following calving or farrowing during which a cow or sow gives milk; the milk given by a cow or sow during such a period.
  • * 1888 , S. O. Addy Gloss, ''Words Sheffield p160 :
  • A cow is said to be in note when she is in milk.
  • * 1922 , P. MacGill, Lanty Hanlon p11 :
  • A man who drank spring water when his one cow was near note .
  • * 1996 , C. I. Macafee Conc., Ulster Dict. at Note :
  • Be at her note', be near '''note''', come forward to her ' note , of a cow or sow, be near the time for calving or farrowing.
    Derived terms
    * notable * noteful * noteless

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) noten, notien, from (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * (l), (l) * (l) (Shetland)


  • To use; make use of; employ.
  • * 1553', Gawin Douglas (translator), ''Eneados'' (original by ), reprinted in '''1710 as ''Virgil’s Æneis, Tran?ated into Scottish Ver?e, by the Famous Gawin Douglas Bi?hop of Dunkeld :
  • He would note it.
  • To use for food; eat.
  • * 1808 , Jameson:
  • He notes very little.
    Derived terms
    * benote


    * * * note, A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Volume 2, Halliwell, 1860.

    Etymology 3

    From (etyl) note, from (etyl) not, .


  • (label) A symbol or annotation.
  • # A mark or token by which a thing may be known; a visible sign; a character; a distinctive mark or feature; a characteristic quality.
  • #* (Richard Hooker) (1554-1600)
  • Whosoever appertain to the visible body of the church, they have also the notes of external profession.
  • #* (John Henry Newman) (1801-1890)
  • 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.
  • #* (w) (1851-1920)
  • What a note of youth, of imagination, of impulsive eagerness, there was through it all!
  • #* {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=20 citation , passage=The story struck the depressingly familiar note with which true stories ring in the tried ears of experienced policemen. No one queried it. It was in the classic pattern of human weakness, mean and embarrassing and sad.}}
  • # 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.
  • # A brief remark; a marginal comment or explanation; hence, an annotation on a text or author; a comment; a critical, explanatory, or illustrative observation.
  • (label) A written or printed communication or commitment.
  • # A brief piece of writing intended to assist the memory; a memorandum; a minute.
  • # A short informal letter; a billet.
  • # A diplomatic missive or written communication.
  • # (label) A written or printed paper acknowledging a debt, and promising payment; as, a promissory note'; a '''note''' of hand; a negotiable ' note .
  • # (label) A list of items or of charges; an account.
  • #* (William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • Here is now the smith's note for shoeing.
  • # A piece of paper money; a banknote.
  • # (label) A small size of paper used for writing letters or notes.
  • A sound.
  • # A character, variously formed, to indicate the length of a tone, and variously placed upon the staff to indicate its pitch.
  • # A musical sound; a tone; an utterance; a tune.
  • #* (John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • The wakeful birdtunes her nocturnal note .
  • #*
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=Judge Short had gone to town, and Farrar was off for a three days' cruise up the lake. I was bitterly regretting I had not gone with him when the distant notes of a coach horn reached my ear, and I descried a four-in-hand winding its way up the inn road from the direction of Mohair.}}
  • #* {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Michael Arlen), title= “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days, chapter=Ep./4/2
  • , passage=As they turned into Hertford Street they startled a robin from the poet's head on a barren fountain, and he fled away with a cameo note .}}
  • # (label) A key of the piano or organ.
  • (label) Observation; notice; heed.
  • * (Francis Bacon) (1561-1626)
  • small matterscontinually in use and in note
  • * (William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • Give orders to my servants that they take / No note at all of our being absent hence.
  • (label) Reputation; distinction.
  • (label) Notification; information; intelligence.
  • * (William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • The kingshall have note of this.
  • (label) Stigma; brand; reproach.
  • (Shakespeare)
    Derived terms
    {{der3, , , after-note , banknote/bank note , bass note , blue note , bread-and-butter note , briefing note , brown note , c note/c-note , collateral note , credit note , crib note , demand note , discount note , eighth note , Euro-note , flip-flop note , footnote , g note/g-note , grace note , half note , keep note , leading note , liner notes , mash note , medium-term note , mental note , mortgage note , municipal note , musical note , nickel note , notemaker , notemaking , note of hand , note pad/notepad , note paper , note payable , note to self , note value , note verbale , of note , one-note , passing note , pedal note , post-it note , promissory note , quarter note , secured note , senior note , shape note , shipping note , side note , sticky note , strike a note , structured note , suicide note , super-note , take note , thirty-second note , time note , treasury note , whole note , wood note/wood-note , zero-coupon note}}


  • To notice with care; to observe; to remark; to heed.
  • To record in writing; to make a memorandum of.
  • To denote; to designate.
  • To annotate.
  • To set down in musical characters.
  • To record on the back of (a bill, draft, etc.) a refusal of acceptance, as the ground of a protest, which is done officially by a notary.
  • Derived terms
    * note down

    Etymology 4

    Inflected and variant forms.


  • (obsolete)
  • * 1590 , (Edmund Spenser), The Faerie Queene , III.3:
  • Etymology 5

    From (etyl).


  • To butt; to push with the horns.
  • (Webster 1913)




    * * English plurals ----



    Alternative forms

    * advize (obsolete) * avise * avize


  • To give advice to; to offer an opinion, as worthy or expedient to be followed.
  • The dentist advised brushing three times a day.
  • To give information or notice to; to inform or counsel; — with (m) before the thing communicated.
  • We were advised of the risk.
    The lawyer advised me to drop the case, since there was no chance of winning.
  • To consider, to deliberate.
  • * 1843 , '', book 2, ch. VIII, ''The Election
  • accordingly. His Majesty, advising of it for a moment, orders that Samson be brought in with the other Twelve.
  • (obsolete) To look at, watch; to see.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , III.v:
  • when that villain he auiz'd , which late / Affrighted had the fairest Florimell , / Full of fiers fury, and indignant hate, / To him he turned

    Usage notes

    * This is a catenative verb that takes the gerund (-ing) . See .


    * See also

    Derived terms

    * advice * advisable * advisement * adviser