Crossword clues for notch
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Notch \Notch\ (n[o^]ch), n. [Akin to nock; cf. OD. nock, OSw. nocka. Cf. Nick a notch.]
A hollow cut in anything; a nick; an indentation.
And on the stick ten equal notches makes.
A narrow passage between two elevations; a deep, close pass; a defile; as, the notch of a mountain.
Notch \Notch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Notched (n[o^]cht); p. pr. & vb. n. Notching.]
To cut or make notches in; to indent; also, to score by notches; as, to notch a stick.
To fit the notch of (an arrow) to the string.
God is all sufferance; here he doth show No arrow notched, only a stringless bow.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1570s, probably a misdivision of an otch (see N for other examples), from Middle French oche "notch," from Old French ochier "to notch," of unknown origin. Said to be unconnected to nock.
1590s, from notch (n.). Earlier verb (before misdivision) was Middle English ochen "to cut, slash" (c.1400). Related: Notched; notching.
n. 1 A V-shaped cut. 2 Such a cut, used for keeping a record 3 An indentation. 4 A mountain pass; a defile 5 (context informal English) A level or degree. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To cut a notch in (something). 2 (context transitive English) To record (a score or similar) by making notches on something. 3 (context transitive English) To join by means of notches. 4 (context transitive English) To achieve (something).
n. a V-shaped indentation; "mandibular notch"
a V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface; "there were four notches in the handle of his revolver"
v. cut or make a notch into; "notch the rope"
notch a surface to record something
NOTCH is an Indian entertainment and lifestyle online magazine. It is part of privately held Pradeep Dadha Group of Companies, with Pradeep Dadha as chairman. NOTCH's corporate office is located in Chennai, India.
Notch may refer to:
- A V-shaped indentation or slit
- The nock of an arrow
- Notch, the pseudonym of Swedish game designer Markus Alexej Persson, creator of the video game Minecraft
- Notch (musician), a hip hop, R&B, reggae, dancehall and reggaeton artist
- NOTCH (magazine), an Indian entertainment and lifestyle magazine
- Notch signaling pathway, a cell signaling system present in most multicellular organisms
- Notch proteins, a family of transmembrane proteins
- Top Notch (disambiguation)
- Notch filter, a band-stop filter with a narrow stopband
- Notch test, also known as Charpy impact test
- Notch, a male lion featured in the BBC series Big Cat Diary
- A type of col
Norman Howell (born May 11, 1973, Hartford, Connecticut), better known as Notch, is an R&B, reggae, dancehall and reggaeton artist. He was the former lead vocalist and one of the creative force behind the hip hop- reggae act, Born Jamericans.
He has been featured on hit albums such as Mas Flow 2, Mas Flow 2.5, Chosen Few II: El Documental, Barrio Fino, and The Cosmic Game. His first solo album, Raised by the People, was released in May 2007.
Usage examples of "notch".
Where Anele pointed, in a notch between slick stones at the lapping edge of the water, lay a roughly triangular patch of fine sand.
Moving slower now, afraid of traps Beane might have set, we crept over the last steepest portion of the notched ridge shoulder and stepped out on a broad-bellied plateau.
Even after they had left the docks and Captain Haven had belatedly decided that he wanted a familiar man as second, and Brashen could move down yet another notch, he had gritted his teeth and obeyed his captain.
The rocket warheads burst apart thirty meters up, showering their rain of hundreds of grenade-sized bomblets to bounce and explode and fill the air with a rain of notched steel wire.
The Kid wanted to draw attention to himself, perhaps to add to his self-importance if he got the chance to talk to Ned Buntline, to put another notch on his guns.
So they can clap innocent citizens into chokey and notch up another conviction on their collective braces!
The wheel of time, that great samay charka, which stopped for no man, deva, or Asura, revolved another fraction of a fraction of a notch of a turn.
Two old natives were flanking it, so doddery that they could barely notch an arrow to their bows.
Here, the forested foothills of the coast gave way to slab-sided ravines, notched with the gashed seams of past rockfalls and spindled thickets of fir.
Easing down the speed, notch by notch, he ran them through a series of the intricate meteor-blade forms of the Gle Kiang-ten.
U-shaped notches in the gunnel for holding an oar in place, and five oars, since I had lost one trying to push Richard Parker away.
A Celt named Hool bragged that his second arrow at the Roman soldiers was notched and drawn before the first had even hit home.
Keying her auditory enhancers up a notch, Jin fell into her usual leftguard position in the loose diamond formation around Layn and crossed with the others under the trees at the edge of the clearing.
The little moonlet was rising over the notch, a swiftly moving fleck of light.
Immediately without the two warriors stood upon the verandah awaiting their victim, and as Virginia passed through the doorway she was seized roughly from either side, a heavy hand was clapped over her mouth, and before she could make even an effort to rebel she had been dragged to the end of the verandah, down the notched log to the ground and a moment later found herself in a war prahu which was immediately pushed into the stream.