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Meaning of remark by Wiktionary Dictionary

remark


    Etymology 1

    From Old French remarquer, from re- ( “again” ) + marquer ( “to mark” ); see mark .

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /ɹɪˈmɑː( ɹ )k/
    • Rhymes: -ɑː( ɹ )k

    Noun

    remark ( plural: remarks )

    1. Act of pointing out or attentively noticing; notice or observation .
    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 .
    Related terms

    Verb

    remark ( third-person singular simple present remarks present participle remarking, simple past and past participle remarked )

    1. ( intransitive ) To make a remark or remarks; to comment .
    2. ( transitive ) To mark in a notable manner; to distinguish clearly; to make noticeable or conspicuous; to point out .
    3. ( transitive ) To take notice of, or to observe, mentally; as, to remark the manner of a speaker .
    4. ( transitive ) To express in words or writing, as observed or noticed; to state; to say; -- often with a substantive clause
      He remarked that it was time to go .

    Etymology 2

    re- +‎ mark

    Pronunciation

    Noun

    remark ( plural: remarks )

    1. A mark that replaces another mark .

    External links

    • remark in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
    • remark in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

    Anagrams

    • Kramer, marker

    re-mark

    By Wiktionary ( 2012/01/19 15:02 UTC Version )

    Alternative forms

    Etymology

    From re- and mark .

    Verb

    re-mark ( third-person singular simple present re-marks present participle re-marking, simple past and past participle re-marked )

    1. To mark again .

    Anagrams

    • Kramer, marker


Explanation of remark by Wordnet Dictionary

remark


    Verb
    1. make mention of

    2. make or write a comment on

    Noun
    1. explicit notice

    2. it passed without remark
    3. a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information



    Definition of remark by GCIDE Dictionary

    remark


    1. Remark ( 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. -- 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. Remark ( r?-m?rk ), v. i. To make a remark or remarks; to comment.

    3. Remark, 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.

    4. Remarque n. Also Remark. ( Engraving ) A small design etched on the margin of a plate and supposed to be removed after the earliest proofs have been taken; also, any feature distinguishing a particular stage of the plate. A print or proof so distinguished; -- commonly called a Remarque proof.