Definitions for: Comment


[n] a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material; "he wrote an extended comment on the proposal"
[n] a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief; "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account"
[n] a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people; "the divorce caused much gossip"
[v] provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases; "He annotated on what his teacher had written"
[v] explain or interpret something
[v] make or write a comment on; "he commented the paper of his colleague"



Webster (1913) Definition: Com"ment (?; 277), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Commented; p.
pr. & vb. n. Commenting.] [F. commenter, L. commentari to
meditate upon, explain, v. intens. of comminisci, commentus,
to reflect upon, invent; com- + the root of meminisse to
remember, mens mind. See Mind.]
To make remarks, observations, or criticism; especially, to
write notes on the works of an author, with a view to
illustrate his meaning, or to explain particular passages; to
write annotations; -- often followed by on or upon.

A physician to comment on your malady. --Shak.

Critics . . . proceed to comment on him. --Dryden.

I must translate and comment. --Pope.


Com"ment, v. t.
To comment on. [Archaic.] --Fuller.


Com"ment, n. [Cf. OF. comment.]
1. A remark, observation, or criticism; gossip; discourse;
talk.

Their lavish comment when her name was named.
--Tennyson.

2. A note or observation intended to explain, illustrate, or
criticise the meaning of a writing, book, etc.;
explanation; annotation; exposition.

All the volumes of philosophy, With all their
comments. --Prior.


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Synonyms: annotate, commentary, gloss, gossip, notice, point out, remark, remark, scuttlebutt

See Also: account, ad-lib, annotation, banality, barb, bromide, cliche, commonplace, conversation stopper, courtesy, crack, criticise, criticize, dig, dirt, diskjockey, DJ, earful, explain, explicate, gambit, gibe, grapevine, hearsay, interpret, jibe, kibbitz, kibitz, malicious gossip, mention, mention, notation, note, note, obiter dictum, observation, observe, passing comment, pick apart, pipeline, platitude, ploy, quip, reference, reflection, reflexion, report, rumor, rumour, sally, scandal, secondguess, shaft, shot, slam, statement, stopper, talk, talk of the town, wisecrack, wisecrack, word of mouth

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