(noun, verb)


1. a V-shaped indentation

- mandibular notch

Definition categories: shape, indentation, indenture

2. the location in a range of mountains of a geological formation that is lower than the surrounding peaks

Similar word(s): pass

Definition categories: object, location

3. a V-shaped or U-shaped indentation carved or scratched into a surface

- there were four notches in the handle of his revolver

Definition categories: man–made, indentation, indenture

4. a small cut

Similar word(s): nick, snick

Definition categories: act, cut, cutting

Sentences with notch as a noun:

- The notches in that tribe's warrior axe handles stand for killed enemies.

- This car is a notch better than the other.


1. cut or make a notch into

- notch the rope

Definition categories: contact, incise

2. notch a surface to record something

Definition categories: communication, enter, record

Sentences with notch as a verb:

- The tribe's hunters notch their kills by notches on each's axe's handle.

- The team notched a pair of shutout wins on Sunday.