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Meaning of MENTION

Pronunciation:  'menshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  an official recognition of merit; "although he didn't win the prize he did get special mention"
  2. [n]  a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage; "the student's essay failed to list several important citations"; "the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book"; "the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"
  3. [n]  a remark that calls attention to something or someone; "she made frequent mention of her promotion"; "there was no mention of it"; "the speaker made several references to his wife"
  4. [v]  make mention of; "She observed that his presentation took up too much time"; "They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing"
  5. [v]  commend; "he was cited for his outstanding achievements"
  6. [v]  make reference to; "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

MENTION is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: acknowledgment, advert, bring up, citation, cite, credit, honorable mention, name, note, observe, quotation, refer, reference, remark
 See Also: accolade, acknowledge, allusion, annotation, appeal, award, commend, comment, comment, cross-index, cross-refer, cross-reference, drag up, dredge up, have in mind, honor, honour, invoke, laurels, mean, namedrop, name-dropping, notation, note, notice, photo credit, point out, quote, raise, remark, remember, retrospection, say, speak of the devil, state, tell, think of, touch on



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Men"tion\, n. [OE. mencioun, F. mention, L. mentio,
    from the root of meminisse to remember. See {Mind}.]
    A speaking or notice of anything, -- usually in a brief or
    cursory manner. Used especially in the phrase to make mention
          I will make mention of thy righteousness. --Ps. lxxi.
          And sleep in dull, cold marble, where no mention Of me
          more must be heard of.                   --Shak.
  2. \Men"tion\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mentioned}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Mentioning}.] [Cf. F. mentionner.]
    To make mention of; to speak briefly of; to name.
          I will mention the loving-kindnesses of the Lord. --Is.
                                                   lxiii. 7.
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