note [nōt]
[OFr < L nota, a mark, sign, character, letter < notus, pp. of noscere, to know < gnoscere, to KNOW]
1. a mark of some quality, condition, or fact; distinguishing or characteristic feature, mood, tone, etc. [a note of sadness]
2. importance, distinction, or eminence [a person of note]
a) a brief statement of a fact, experience, etc. written down for review, as an aid to memory, or to inform someone else; memorandum
b) [pl.] a record of experiences, etc. [the notes of a journey]
4. a comment, explanation, or elucidation, as at the foot of a page; annotation
5. notice; heed; observation [worthy of note]
6. any of certain types of correspondence; specif.,
a) a short, informal letter
b) a formal diplomatic or other official communication
a) a written promise to pay a sum of money or a written acknowledgment of a debt from which a promise of payment can be inferred
b) a piece of paper currency [a Federal Reserve note]
8. a cry or call, as of a bird
9. a signal or intimation [a note of admonition]
10. Archaic a melody, tune, or song
11. Music
a) a tone of definite pitch, as made by a voice or musical instrument
b) a symbol for a tone, indicating the duration by its form and the pitch by its position on the staff
c) a key of a piano or the like
noted, noting [ME noten < OFr noter < L notare < nota]
1. to pay close attention to; heed; notice; observe
2. to set down in writing; make a note of
3. to mention particularly
4. to denote or indicate
5. to set down in musical notes
compare notes
to exchange views; discuss
strike the right note
to say, write, or do what is specially apt or pleasing
take notes
to write down notes, as during a lecture or interview, for later reference

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