Dictionary: NO-SO-LOG'IC-AL – NOTE

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NO-SO-LOG'IC-AL, a. [See Nosolegy.]

Pertaining to nosology, or a systematic classification of diseases.


One who classifies diseases, arranges them in order, and gives them suitable names.

NO-SOL'O-GY, n. [Gr. νοσος, disease, and λογος, discourse.]

  1. A systematic arrangement or classification of diseases with names and definitions, according to the distinctive character of each class, order, genus and species. Encyc.
  2. That branch of medical science which treats of the classification of diseases.

NO-SO-PO-ET'IC, a. [Gr. νοσος, disease, and ποιεω, to produce.]

Producing diseases. [Little used.] Arbuthnot.

NOS'TRIL, n. [Sax. nosethyrl, næsethyrl. Thyrl or thirel is an opening or perforation; thirlian, thyrlian, to bore, to perforate, to thrill, to drill. See Drill.]

An aperture or passage through the nose. The nostrils are the passages through which air is inhaled and exhaled in respiration.

NOS'TRUM, n. [L. from noster, ours.]

A medicine, the ingredients of which are kept secret for the purpose of restricting the profits of sale to the inventor or proprietor. Pope.

NOT, adv. [Sax. naht or noht, naught, that is, ne and awiht, not any thing; D. niet; G. nicht; Russ. niete; Scot. nocht. See Naught.]

  1. A word that expresses negation, denial or refusal; as, he will not go; will you remain? I will not. In the first member of a sentence, it may be followed by nor or neither; as, not for a price nor reward; I was not in safety, neither had I rest.
  2. With the substantive verb in the following phrase, it denies being, or denotes extinction of existence. Thine eyes are open upon me, and I am not. Job vii.

NO'TA-BLE, a.1 [Fr. notable; L. notabilis, from notus, known; nosco, to know.]

  1. Worthy of notice; remarkable; memorable; noted or distinguished.
  2. In scripture, conspicuous; sightly; as, a notable horn. Dan. viii.
  3. Notorious, well known. Matth. xxviii.
  4. Terrible. Acts. ii.
  5. Known or apparent. Acts iv.

NOT'A-BLE, a.2

Active; industrious; distinguished for good management; as, a notable woman or housekeeper.


  1. In France, the nobles or persons of rank and distinction were formerly called notables.
  2. A thing worthy of observation. Addison.


  1. Activity; industriousness; care. [Little used.]
  2. Remarkableness.

NO'TA-BLY, adv.

  1. Memorably; remarkably; eminently. Bacon.
  2. With show of consequence or importance. Addison.

NO-TA'RI-AL, a. [from notary.]

  1. Pertaining to a notary; as, a notarial seal; notarial evidence or attestation.
  2. Done or taken by a notary.

NO-TA'RI-AL-LY, adv.

In a notarial manner.

NO'TA-RY, n. [L. notarius, from notus, known, from nosco.]

  1. Primarily, a person employed to take notes of contracts, trials and proceedings in courts among the Romans.
  2. In modern usage, an officer authorized to attest contracts or writings of any kind, to give them the evidence of authenticity. This officer is often styled notary public.

NO-TA'TION, n. [L. notatio, from noto, to mark.]

  1. The act or practice of recording any thing by marks, figures or characters; particularly in arithmetic and algebra, the expressing of numbers and quantities by figures, signs or characters appropriate for the purpose.
  2. Meaning; signification. Conscience, according to the very notation of the word, imports a double knowledge. [Unusual.] South.

NOTCH, n. [qu. G. knicken, to crack or flaw, Dan. knikker. It seems to be the same word in origin as niche, nick. Class Ng, No. 49.]

  1. A hollow cut in any thing; a nick; an indentation. And on the stick ten equal notches makes. – Swift.
  2. An opening or narrow passage through a mountain or hill. We say the notch of a mountain. – United States.

NOTCH, v.t.

To cut in small hollows; as, to notch a stick. – Pope.


The board which receives the ends of the steps in a stair-case.


Cut into small hollows.


Cutting into small hollows.


A plant called orach. – Johnson.

NOTE, n. [L. nota; Fr. note; W. nod; from L. notus, nosco, to know.]

  1. A mark or token; something by which a thing may be known; a visible sign. They who appertain to the visible church have all the notes of external profession. – Hooker.
  2. A mark made in a book, indicating something worthy of particular notice.
  3. A short remark; a passage or explanation in the margin of a book.
  4. A minute, memorandum or short writing intended to assist the memory.
  5. Notice; heed. Give order to my servants that they take / No note at all of our being absent hence. – Shak.
  6. Reputation; consequence; distinction; as, men of note. – Acts xvi.
  7. State of being observed. Small matters, continually in use and note. [Little used.] – Bacon.
  8. In music, a character which marks a sound, or the sound itself; as a semibreve, a minim, &c. Notes are marks of sounds in relation to elevation or depression, or to the time of continuing sounds.
  9. Tune; voice; harmonious or melodious sounds. The wakeful bird tunes her nocturnal note. – Milton. One common note on either lyre did strike. – Dryden.
  10. Abbreviation; symbol. – Baker.
  11. A short letter; a billet. – Dryden.
  12. Annotation; commentary; as, the notes in Scott's Bible; to write notes on Homer.
  13. A written or printed paper acknowledging a debt and promising payment; as, a promissory nate; a bank-note; a note of hand; a negotiable note.
  14. Notes, plur., a writing; a written discourse; applied equally to minutes or heads of a discourse or argument, or to a discourse fully written. The advocate often has notes to assist his memory, and clergymen preach with notes or without them.
  15. A diplomatic communication in writing; an official paper sent from one minister or envoy to another. My note of January 10th still remains unanswered. Gallatin.

NOTE, v.

For ne wote, knew not or could not. – Chaucer. Spenser.

NOTE, v.t. [L. noto.]

  1. To observe; to notice with particular care; to heed; to attend to. No more of that; I have noted it well. Shak. Their manners noted and their states survey'd. Pope.
  2. To set down in writing. Note it in a book. Is. xxx.
  3. To charge, as with a crime; with of or for. They were both noted of incontinency. [Obs.] Dryden.