2. To fit the notch of (an arrow) to the string.
God is all sufferance; here he doth showHerrick.
No arrow notched, only a stringless bow.
(Notch"board`) n. (Carp.) The board which receives the ends of the steps in a staircase.
1. The act of making notches; the act of cutting into small hollows.
2. The small hollow, or hollows, cut; a notch or notches.
3. (Carp.) A method of joining timbers, scantling, etc., by notching them, as at the ends, and overlapping
or interlocking the notched portions.
4. (Engin.) A method of excavating, as in a bank, by a series of cuttings side by side. See also Gulleting.
(Notch"weed`) n. (Bot.) A foul-smelling weed, the stinking goosefoot (Chenopodium Vulvaria).
(Note) v. t. [AS. hnitan to strike against, imp. hnat.] To butt; to push with the horns. [Prov. Eng.]
(Note) [AS. nat; ne not + wat wot. See Not, and Wot.] Know not; knows not. [Obs.]
(Note), n. Nut. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Note), n. [AS. notu use, profit.] Need; needful business. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Note), n. [F. note, L. nota; akin to noscere, notum, to know. See Know.]
1. A mark or token by which a thing may be known; a visible sign; a character; a distinctive mark or feature; a
Whosoever appertain to the visible body of the church, they have also the notes of external profession.Hooker.
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.J. H. Newman.
What a note of youth, of imagination, of impulsive eagerness, there was through it all !Mrs. Humphry
2. 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.
3. A brief remark; a marginal comment or explanation; hence, an annotation on a text or author; a comment; a
critical, explanatory, or illustrative observation.
The best writers have been perplexed with notes, and obscured with illustrations.Felton.
4. A brief writing intended to assist the memory; a memorandum; a minute.
5. pl. 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.
6. A short informal letter; a billet.