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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
notch
I.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
notch up a win (=achieve a win)
▪ Escude has now notched up three consecutive wins over him.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
top
▪ It went so well that the consultancy is now planning to hold more top notch dinners at Cottons.
▪ I am sure that the maudlin singing was top notch, but this is not my point.
▪ But with new technology to exploit and ever greater environmental pressures Mr Middleditch demands top notch advice to maintain that relationship.
▪ A top notch slab of noise.
▪ Josh Gifford's charge, a former top notch hurdler, had an excellent first season over fences last year.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Move the broiler rack a notch lower.
▪ Winning the game moved Virginia up a notch in the rankings.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Grover loosened his belt a notch.
▪ He raised his chin a notch and swiveled his head at Earl Varney and Floyd Johnson standing half behind him.
▪ In fact he was observing a flock of lapwings in a flooded field; his spirits lifted a notch.
▪ The seemingly perennial crisis that affects agriculture has shifted up a notch in intensity.
▪ Then she'd become just another notch on his bedpost - another victory, albeit not won with quite his usual ease.
▪ There att rows of cycle stands with a cycle jammed into every notch.
▪ You might want to tweak the port speed up a notch, just to see if things run a little faster.
II.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADVERB
up
▪ And indeed Britain has notched up an enviable record in the sport.
▪ After a lifetime and a zillion points, the inconceivable happened: Dusty notched up a record and retired to his farm.
▪ Maise Carney notched up 44 years office work at the docks.
▪ A second raffle is expected to notch up about the same total.
▪ On her bedpost, it was said, she notched up a mark for every new lover.
▪ Most of the children went to at least ten schools, though Eva only managed to notch up eight.
▪ He had notched up 65 shots on this round so far and his total for the tournament was already 272.
■ NOUN
win
▪ Escude is one of his least favourite opponents, and has now notched up three consecutive wins over him.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ Gooden notched the winning goal in a 1-0 win.
▪ The Astros have notched up another win.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ And indeed Britain has notched up an enviable record in the sport.
▪ New York City is notching provocative successes.
▪ On her bedpost, it was said, she notched up a mark for every new lover.
▪ Platt provided the perfect answer when he completed his first hat-trick after 67 minutes and soon the energetic Palmer notched a fourth.
▪ There were six other octogenarians also in attendance and between them they had notched up 170 years service with P&O companies.
▪ This mountain may possess other features, but the double peak or notched cleft remains constant.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Notch

Notch \Notch\ (n[o^]ch), n. [Akin to nock; cf. OD. nock, OSw. nocka. Cf. Nick a notch.]

  1. A hollow cut in anything; a nick; an indentation.

    And on the stick ten equal notches makes.
    --Swift.

  2. A narrow passage between two elevations; a deep, close pass; a defile; as, the notch of a mountain.

Notch

Notch \Notch\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Notched (n[o^]cht); p. pr. & vb. n. Notching.]

  1. To cut or make notches in; to indent; also, to score by notches; as, to notch a stick.

  2. 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.
    --Herrick.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
notch

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.

notch

1590s, from notch (n.). Earlier verb (before misdivision) was Middle English ochen "to cut, slash" (c.1400). Related: Notched; notching.

Wiktionary
notch

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).

WordNet
notch
  1. n. a V-shaped indentation; "mandibular notch"

  2. the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks; "we got through the pass before it started to snow" [syn: pass, mountain pass]

  3. a V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface; "there were four notches in the handle of his revolver"

  4. a small cut [syn: nick, snick]

  5. v. cut or make a notch into; "notch the rope"

  6. notch a surface to record something

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Wikipedia
NOTCH (magazine)

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

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
Notch (musician)

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.