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Meaning of REMARK

Pronunciation:  ri'mârk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  explicit notice; "it passed without remark"
  2. [n]  a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief; "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account"
  3. [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"
  4. [v]  make or write a comment on; "he commented the paper of his colleague"
 

REMARK is a 6 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: comment, mention, note, observe
 
 See Also: ad-lib, banality, barb, bromide, cliche, comment, commonplace, conversation stopper, courtesy, crack, criticise, criticize, dig, gambit, gibe, jibe, kibbitz, kibitz, mention, notice, notice, obiter dictum, observance, observation, observation, passing comment, pick apart, platitude, ploy, point out, quip, reference, reflection, reflexion, remark, sally, say, shaft, shot, slam, state, statement, stopper, tell, wisecrack, wisecrack

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Re*mark"\ (r?-m?rk"), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Remarked}
    (-m?rkt"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Remarking}.] [F. remarquer; pref.
    re- re- + marquer to mark, marque a mark, of German origin,
    akin to E. mark. See {Mark}, v.& n.]
    1. To mark in a notable manner; to distinquish clearly; to
       make noticeable or conspicuous; to piont out. [Obs.]
    
             Thou art a man remarked to taste a mischief. --Ford.
    
             His manacles remark him; there he sits. --Milton.
    
    2. To take notice of, or to observe, mentally; as, to remark
       the manner of a speaker.
    
    3. To express in words or writing, as observed or noticed; to
       state; to say; -- often with a substantive clause; as, he
       remarked that it was time to go.
    
    Syn: To observe; notice; heed; regard; note; say.
    
    Usage: {Remark}, {Observe}, {Notice}. To observe is to keep
           or hold a thing distinctly before the mind. To remark
           is simply to mark or take note of whatever may come
           up. To notice implies still less continuity of
           attention. When we turn from these mental states to
           the expression of them in language, we find the same
           distinction. An observation is properly the result of
           somewhat prolonged thought; a remark is usually
           suggested by some passing occurence; a notice is in
           most cases something cursory and short. This
           distinction is not always maintained as to remark and
           observe, which are often used interchangeably.
           ``Observing men may form many judgments by the rules
           of similitude and proportion.'' --I. Watts. ''He can
           not distinguish difficult and noble speculations from
           trifling and vulgar remarks.'' --Collier. ''The thing
           to be regarded, in taking notice of a child's
           miscarriage, is what root it springs from.'' --Locke.
    
    
  2. \Re*mark"\ (r?-m?rk"), v. i.
    To make a remark or remarks; to comment.
    
    
  3. \Re*mark"\, n. [Cf. F. remarque.]
    1. Act of remarking or attentively noticing; notice or
       observation.
    
             The cause, though worth the search, may yet elude
             Conjecture and remark, however shrewd. --Cowper.
    
    2. The expression, in speech or writing, of something
       remarked or noticed; the mention of that which is worthy
       of attention or notice; hence, also, a casual observation,
       comment, or statement; as, a pertinent remark.
    
    Syn: Observation; note; comment; annotation.
    
    
 

 

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