Note vs. Notate - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Note (noun)

    A symbol or annotation.

  • Note (noun)

    A mark or token by which a thing may be known; a visible sign; a character; a distinctive mark or feature; a characteristic quality.

  • Note (noun)

    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.

  • Note (noun)

    A written or printed communication or commitment.

  • Note (noun)

    A brief remark; a marginal comment or explanation; hence, an annotation on a text or author; a comment; a critical, explanatory, or illustrative observation.

  • Note (noun)

    A brief piece of writing intended to assist the memory; a memorandum; a minute.

    "I left him a note to remind him to take out the trash."

  • Note (noun)

    A short informal letter; a billet.

  • Note (noun)

    A diplomatic missive or written communication.

  • Note (noun)

    A written or printed paper acknowledging a debt, and promising payment

    "a promissory note"

    "a note of hand"

    "a negotiable note"

  • Note (noun)

    A list of items or of charges; an account.

  • Note (noun)

    A piece of paper money; a banknote.

    "I didn't have any coins to pay with, so I used a note."

  • Note (noun)

    A sound.

  • Note (noun)

    A small size of paper used for writing letters or notes.

  • Note (noun)

    A character, variously formed, to indicate the length of a tone, and variously placed upon the staff to indicate its pitch.

  • Note (noun)

    A musical sound; a tone; an utterance; a tune.

  • Note (noun)

    Observation; notice; heed.

  • Note (noun)

    Reputation; distinction.

    "a poet of note"

  • Note (noun)

    Notification; information; intelligence.

  • Note (noun)

    Mark of disgrace.

  • Note (noun)

    That which is needed or necessary; business; duty; work.

  • Note (noun)

    The giving of milk by a cow or sow; the period following calving or farrowing during which a cow or sow is at her most useful (i.e. gives milk); the milk given by a cow or sow during such a period.

  • Note (verb)

    To notice with care; to observe; to remark; to heed.

    "If you look to the left, you can note the old cathedral."

  • Note (verb)

    To record in writing; to make a memorandum of.

    "We noted his speech."

  • Note (verb)

    To denote; to designate.

    "The modular multiplicative inverse of x may be noted x-1."

  • Note (verb)

    To annotate.

  • Note (verb)

    To set down in musical characters.

  • Note (verb)

    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.

  • Notate (verb)

    To mark with spots or lines, which are often colored.

  • Notate (verb)

    To add notes to; to annotate

  • Notate (verb)

    To create notation (i.e. music); to record/put down in the form of notation

  • Notate (adjective)

    Marked with coloured spots or lines.

Webster Dictionary

  • Note

    To butt; to push with the horns.

  • Note

    Know not; knows not.

  • Note

    To notice with care; to observe; to remark; to heed; to attend to.

  • Note

    To record in writing; to make a memorandum of.

  • Note

    To charge, as with crime (with of or for before the thing charged); to brand.

  • Note

    To denote; to designate.

  • Note

    To annotate.

  • Note

    To set down in musical characters.

  • Note (noun)

    Nut.

  • Note (noun)

    Need; needful business.

  • Note (noun)

    A mark or token by which a thing may be known; a visible sign; a character; a distinctive mark or feature; a characteristic quality.

  • Note (noun)

    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.

  • Note (noun)

    A brief remark; a marginal comment or explanation; hence, an annotation on a text or author; a comment; a critical, explanatory, or illustrative observation.

  • Note (noun)

    A brief writing intended to assist the memory; a memorandum; a minute.

  • Note (noun)

    Hence, a writing intended to be used in speaking; memoranda to assist a speaker, being either a synopsis, or the full text of what is to be said; as, to preach from notes; also, a reporter's memoranda; the original report of a speech or of proceedings.

  • Note (noun)

    A short informal letter; a billet.

  • Note (noun)

    A diplomatic missive or written communication.

  • Note (noun)

    A written or printed paper acknowledging a debt, and promising payment; as, a promissory note; a note of hand; a negotiable note.

  • Note (noun)

    A list of items or of charges; an account.

  • Note (noun)

    A character, variously formed, to indicate the length of a tone, and variously placed upon the staff to indicate its pitch. Hence:

  • Note (noun)

    Observation; notice; heed.

  • Note (noun)

    Notification; information; intelligence.

  • Note (noun)

    State of being under observation.

  • Note (noun)

    Reputation; distinction; as, a poet of note.

  • Note (noun)

    Stigma; brand; reproach.

  • Notate (adjective)

    Marked with spots or lines, which are often colored.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Note (noun)

    a short personal letter;

    "drop me a line when you get there"

  • Note (noun)

    a brief written record;

    "he made a note of the appointment"

  • Note (noun)

    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"

  • Note (noun)

    a piece of paper money (especially one issued by a central bank);

    "he peeled off five one-thousand-zloty notes"

  • Note (noun)

    a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound;

    "the singer held the note too long"

  • Note (noun)

    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"

  • Note (noun)

    high status importance owing to marked superiority;

    "a scholar of great eminence"

  • Note (noun)

    a tone of voice that shows what the speaker is feeling;

    "there was a note of uncertainty in his voice"

  • Note (noun)

    a promise to pay a specified amount on demand or at a certain time;

    "I had to co-sign his note at the bank"

  • Note (verb)

    make mention of;

    "She observed that his presentation took up too much time"

    "They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing"

  • Note (verb)

    notice or perceive;

    "She noted that someone was following her"

    "mark my words"

  • Note (verb)

    observe with care or pay close attention to;

    "Take note of this chemical reaction"

  • Note (verb)

    make a written note of;

    "she noted everything the teacher said that morning"

  • Notate (verb)

    put into notation, as of music or choreography;

    "Nowadays, you can notate an entire ballet; in the old days, the steps had to be memorized"

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