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COMMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does comment mean? 

COMMENT (noun)
  The noun COMMENT has 3 senses:

1. a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief
2. a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material
3. a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people

  Familiarity information: COMMENT used as a noun is uncommon.


COMMENT (verb)
  The verb COMMENT has 3 senses:

1. make or write a comment on
2. explain or interpret something
3. provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases

  Familiarity information: COMMENT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


COMMENT (noun)


Sense 1comment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

comment; remark

Context example:

from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account

Hypernyms ("comment" is a kind of...):

statement (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "comment"):

zinger (a striking or amusing or caustic remark)

banality; bromide; cliche; commonplace; platitude (a trite or obvious remark)

conversation stopper; stopper (a remark to which there is no polite conversational reply)

barb; dig; gibe; jibe; shaft; shot; slam (an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect)

crack; quip; sally; wisecrack (witty remark)

rib (a teasing remark)

observation; reflection; reflexion (a remark expressing careful consideration)

mention; reference (a remark that calls attention to something or someone)

obiter dictum; passing comment (an incidental remark)

gambit; ploy (an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker)

courtesy (a courteous or respectful or considerate remark)

ad-lib (remark made spontaneously without prior preparation)


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Meaning:

A written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

commentary; comment

Context example:

he wrote an extended comment on the proposal

Hypernyms ("comment" is a kind of...):

statement (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "comment"):

Midrash ((Judaism) an ancient commentary on part of the Hebrew scriptures that is based on Jewish methods of interpretation and attached to the biblical text)

annotation; notation; note (a comment or instruction (usually added))


Sense 3comment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

scuttlebutt; gossip; comment

Context example:

the divorce caused much gossip

Hypernyms ("comment" is a kind of...):

account; report (the act of informing by verbal report)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "comment"):

talk; talk of the town (idle gossip or rumor)

dirt; malicious gossip; scandal (disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people)

grapevine; pipeline; word of mouth (gossip spread by spoken communication)

hearsay; rumor; rumour (gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth)

earful (an outpouring of gossip)


COMMENT (verb)


Sense 1comment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make or write a comment on

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

comment; point out; remark; notice

Context example:

he commented the paper of his colleague

Hypernyms (to "comment" is one way to...):

mention; note; observe; remark (make mention of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "comment"):

criticise; criticize; knock; pick apart (find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws)

wisecrack (make a comment, usually ironic)

kibbitz; kibitz (make unwanted and intrusive comments)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 2comment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Explain or interpret something

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "comment" is one way to...):

explain; explicate (make plain and comprehensible)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "comment"):

second-guess (evaluate or criticize with hindsight)

disc-jockey; disk-jockey; DJ (comment on music to be played)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3comment [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

gloss; annotate; comment

Context example:

He annotated on what his teacher had written

Hypernyms (to "comment" is one way to...):

interpret; rede (give an interpretation or explanation to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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