to remind you
a short piece of writing to help you remember sth
Please make a note of the dates.
She made a mental note (= decided that she must remember) to ask Alan about it.
a short informal letter
Just a quick note to say thank you for a wonderful evening.
She left a note for Ben on the kitchen table.
a suicide note
a short comment on a word or passage in a book
a new edition of ‘Hamlet’, with explanatory notes
See note 3, page 259.
information that you write down when sb is speaking, or when you are reading a book, etc.
He sat taking notes of everything that was said.
Can I borrow your lecture notes ?
Patients' medical notes have gone missing.
information about a performance, an actor's career, a piece of music, etc. printed in a special book or on a CD case, record cover, etc.
The sleeve notes include a short biography of the performers on this recording.
a piece of paper money
a £5 note
We only exchange notes and traveller's cheques.
a single sound of a particular length and pitch (= how high or low a sound is), made by the voice or a musical instrument; the written or printed sign for a musical note
He played the first few notes of the tune.
高 / 低音
a particular quality in sth, for example in sb's voice or the atmosphere at an event
There was a note of amusement in his voice.
On a more serious note (= speaking more seriously) …
On a slightly different note (= changing the subject slightly) , let's talk about…
an official document with a particular purpose
a sick note from your doctor
The buyer has to sign a delivery note as proof of receipt.
an official letter from the representative of one government to another
an exchange of diplomatic notes
of importance or of great interest
a scientist of note
The museum contains nothing of great note.
做（或说、写）得得体 / 不得体
to do, say or write sth that is suitable/not suitable for a particular occasion
to express feelings or opinions of a particular kind
She sounded a note of warning in her speech.
to pay attention to sth and be sure to remember it
Take note of what he says.
to notice or pay careful attention to sth
Note the fine early Baroque altar inside the chapel.
Please note (that) the office will be closed on Monday.
Note how these animals sometimes walk with their tails up in the air.
It should be noted that dissertations submitted late will not be accepted.
to mention sth because it is important or interesting
It is worth noting that the most successful companies had the lowest prices.
to write down sth important so that you will not forget it
These words all mean to say or write a fact or opinion.
to express an opinion or give facts about sth
He refused to comment until after the trial.
( rather formal ) to mention sth because it is important or interesting
He noted in passing that the company's record on safety issues was not good.
to say or write what you have noticed about a situation
Critics remarked that the play was not original.
( formal ) to say or write what you have noticed about a situation
She observed that it was getting late.
comment, remark or observe?
comment on表示谈论某事，remark on或observe表示谈论或评论注意到的事物。以上三词通常无大的区别，但拒绝评论可用refuse to comment（不带on），不能说refuse to remark或refuse to observe（不带on）：
If you comment on sth you say sth about it; if you remark on sth or observe sth, you say sth about it that you have noticed: there is often not much difference between the three. However, while you can refuse to comment (without on ), you cannot ‘refuse to remark’ or ‘refuse to observe’ (without on ).
These words all mean to see sth, especially when you pay careful attention to it.
to see, hear or become aware of sb/sth; to pay attention to sb/sth
The first thing I noticed about the room was the smell.
( rather formal ) to notice or pay careful attention to sth
Please note (that) the office will be closed on Monday.
This word is very common in business English.
Note that the prices are inclusive of VAT.
to discover or notice sth, especially sth that is not easy to see, hear, etc.
The tests are designed to detect the disease early.
( formal ) to see or notice sb/sth
Have you observed any changes lately?
The police observed a man enter the bank.
( rather formal ) to see sth happen
Police have appealed for anyone who witnessed the incident to contact them.
( formal ) to notice or become aware of sth, especially sth that is not obvious
I perceived a change in his behaviour over those months.
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
a brief written record
- he made a note of the appointment
a short personal letter
- drop me a line when you get there
近义词: short letter,line,billet
a comment or instruction (usually added)
- his notes were appended at the end of the article
- he added a short notation to the address on the envelope
a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound
- the singer held the note too long
近义词: musical note,tone
a tone of voice that shows what the speaker is feeling
- there was a note of uncertainty in his voice
a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank)
- he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes
近义词: bill,government note,bank bill,banker's bill,bank note,banknote,Federal Reserve note,greenback
a promise to pay a specified amount on demand or at a certain time
- I had to co-sign his note at the bank
近义词: promissory note,note of hand
high status importance owing to marked superiority
- a scholar of great eminence
make mention of
- She observed that his presentation took up too much time
- They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing
make a written note of
- she noted everything the teacher said that morning
近义词: take down
notice or perceive
- She noted that someone was following her
- mark my words
observe with care or pay close attention to
- Take note of this chemical reaction
近义词: take note,observe