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REMARK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does remark mean? 

REMARK (noun)
  The noun REMARK has 2 senses:

1. a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief
2. explicit notice

  Familiarity information: REMARK used as a noun is rare.


REMARK (verb)
  The verb REMARK has 2 senses:

1. make mention of
2. make or write a comment on

  Familiarity information: REMARK used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


REMARK (noun)


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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 ("remark" 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 "remark"):

ad-lib (remark made spontaneously without prior preparation)

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)


Sense 2remark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Explicit notice

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Context example:

it passed without remark

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

notice; observance; observation (the act of noticing or paying attention)


REMARK (verb)


Sense 1remark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make mention of

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

remark; note; observe; mention

Context examples:

She observed that his presentation took up too much time / They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing

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

say; state; tell (express in words)

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

comment; notice; point out; remark (make or write a comment on)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 2remark [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 "remark" is one way to...):

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

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

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 frame:

Somebody ----s something


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