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  1. (heading) A symbol or annotation.
    1. A mark or token by which a thing may be known; a visible sign; a character; a distinctive mark or feature; a characteristic quality.
    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.
  2. (heading) A written or printed communication or commitment.
    1. A brief piece of writing intended to assist the memory; a memorandum; a minute.
    2. A short informal letter; a billet.
    3. A diplomatic missive or written communication.
    4. (finance) A written or printed paper acknowledging a debt, and promising payment
    5. (obsolete) A list of items or of charges; an account.
    6. A piece of paper money; a banknote.
    7. (extension) A small size of paper used for writing letters or notes.
  3. (music) A sound.
    1. A character, variously formed, to indicate the length of a tone, and variously placed upon the staff to indicate its pitch.
    2. A musical sound; a tone; an utterance; a tune.
    3. (extension) A key of the piano or organ.
  4. (uncountable) Observation; notice; heed.
  5. (uncountable) Reputation; distinction.
  6. (obsolete) Notification; information; intelligence.
  7. (obsolete) Mark of disgrace.
  1. (transitive) To notice with care; to observe; to remark; to heed.
  2. (transitive) To record in writing; to make a memorandum of.
  3. (transitive) To denote; to designate.
  4. (transitive) To annotate.
  5. (transitive) To set down in musical characters.
  6. (transitive) 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.
  1. That which is needed or necessary; business; duty; work.
  2. (Britain dialectal, Northern England, Ireland, Scotland) 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.
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