notch notch  /ˈnɑtʃ/


  1. (n) a V-shaped indentation
  2. (n) the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks
  3. (n) a V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface
  4. (n) a small cut
  5. (v) cut or make a notch into
  6. (v) notch a surface to record something



  1. He knew that many fellow salesmen don't notch their first score until their second week.
  2. The epicenter of the boom has been Fairfax County, just east of Loudoun and a notch below it on the income list.
  3. But as a top-notch hospital for soldiers wounded in the line of duty Walter Reed bridges two very different worlds that of medicine and that of the military.


  1. Budget vote manipulated by outside organization

    No school district is perfect, but for many years Clarence has been about as close as possible. For decades the town has enjoyed top-notch schools at reasonable tax rates.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Buffalo News

  2. Bradman and Russell Power Team STX Past Maverik United in 2013 LXM Pro Tour Opener

    Rookies Tim Desko and Peter Baum both notch goals in professional debut. (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. The 500-Calorie-Burning Treadmill Workout

    Weight loss on your mind? Kick it up a notch with this 41-minute treadmill interval workout that will burn around 500 calories. Complete it five times in a week and you are well on your way to burning an extra 3,500 calories - the magic number to lose one pound in a week . Not too difficult, right? Continue reading to see this 500-calorie-burning interval workout
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PopSugar


  1. "I have a great deal of respect for all : the top-notch free agents," Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge said. "Whatever happens, I know that it's going to be a challenge. The East is going to be stronger."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Danny Ainge Source: USA Today

  2. "I think the guy just geared it up a notch," Burrell said.
    on Oct 9, 2008 By: Pat Burrell Source: Washington Post

  3. "I didn't want the same trend to keep happening," Venus said. "So I climbed a tiny little notch up. It's 2-5. Still behind, but I'm working on it."
    on Jul 5, 2008 By: Venus Williams Source: International Herald Tribune

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