Definitions for: Remark


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


Re*mark" (r?-m?rk"), v. i.
To make a remark or remarks; to comment.


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.

Synonyms: comment, mention, note, observe

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