Notice vs Remark - What's the difference?

notice | remark |

As nouns the difference between notice and remark

is that notice is (uncountable) the act of observing; perception while remark is act of pointing out or attentively noticing; notice or observation or remark can be a mark that replaces another mark.

As verbs the difference between notice and remark

is that notice is to observe or take notice of while remark is to make a remark or remarks; to comment or remark can be to mark again (a piece of work).




(en noun)
  • The act of observing; perception.
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  • *:Athelstan Arundel walked homeHe walked the whole way, walking through crowds, and under the noses of dray-horses, carriage-horses, and cart-horses, without taking the least notice of them.
  • *(Isaac Watts) (1674-1748)
  • *:How ready is envy to mingle with the notices we take of other persons?
  • (lb) A written or printed announcement.
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  • (lb) A formal notification or warning.
  • The sidewalk adjacent to the damaged bridge stonework shall be closed until further notice .
  • (senseid) Advance notification of termination of employment, given by an employer to an employee or vice versa.
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  • (lb) A published critical review of a play or the like.(rfex)
  • (lb) Prior notification.
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  • *(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • *:Ihave given him notice that the Duke of Cornwall and Regan his duchess will be here.
  • (lb) Attention; respectful treatment; civility.
  • Derived terms

    * short notice


  • To observe or take notice of.
  • * 1991 ,
  • So you punched out a window for ventilation. Was that before'' or ''after you noticed you were standing in a lake of gasoline?
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Welcome to the plastisphere , passage=[The researchers] noticed many of their pieces of [plastic marine] debris sported surface pits around two microns across. Such pits are about the size of a bacterial cell. Closer examination showed that some of these pits did, indeed, contain bacteria, […].}}
  • To detect; to perceive with the mind.
  • Synonyms

    * recognize


    * ignore * neglect




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    (Webster 1913)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) remarquer, from ; see mark.


    (en noun)
  • Act of pointing out or attentively noticing; notice or observation.
  • The expression, in speech or writing, of something remarked or noticed; the mention of that which is worthy of attention or notice; hence, also, a casual observation, comment, or statement; as, a pertinent remark.
  • * , chapter=3
  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=One saint's day in mid-term a certain newly appointed suffragan-bishop came to the school chapel, and there preached on “The Inner Life.”  He at once secured attention by his informal method, and when presently the coughing of Jarvis […] interrupted the sermon, he altogether captivated his audience with a remark about cough lozenges being cheap and easily procurable.}}


    (en verb)
  • To make a remark or remarks; to comment.
  • To mark in a notable manner; to distinguish clearly; to make noticeable or conspicuous; to point out.
  • * Ford
  • Thou art a man remarked to taste a mischief.
  • * Milton
  • His manacles remark him; there he sits.
  • To take notice of, or to observe, mentally.
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  • To express in words or writing, as observed or noticed; to state; to say; -- often with a substantive clause
  • He remarked that it was time to go.

    Etymology 2


    (en noun)
  • A mark that replaces another mark.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To mark again (a piece of work).