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remark Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
    comment; input.
    • from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account
  2. noun explicit notice
    • it passed without remark
  3. verb make mention of
    note; mention; observe.
    • She observed that his presentation took up too much time
    • They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing
  4. verb make or write a comment on
    comment; notice; point out.
    • he commented the paper of his colleague

Re*mark" transitive verb
F. remarquer; pref. re- re- + marquer to mark, marque a mark, of German origin, akin to E. mark. See Mark, v.& n.
imperfect & past participle Remarked present participle & verbal noun Remarking
  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. -- 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.
Re*mark" intransitive verb
  1. To make a remark or remarks; to comment.
Re*mark" noun
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.

Webster 1913

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