from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To refer to, especially incidentally. See Synonyms at refer.
- n. The act of referring to something briefly or casually.
- n. An incidental reference or allusion.
- n. Honorable mention.
- idiom not to mention In addition to; as well as.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A speaking or notice of anything, usually in a brief or cursory manner. Used especially in the phrase to make mention of.
- v. To make a short reference to something.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A speaking or notice of anything, -- usually in a brief or cursory manner. Used especially in the phrase to make mention of.
- transitive v. To make mention of; to speak briefly of; to name.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Statement about or reference to a person or thing; notice or remark; especially, assertion or statement without details or particulars.
- n. Indication; evidence.
- n. Note; reputation.
- n. Report; account.
- To make mention of; speak of briefly or cursorily; speak of; name; refer to.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a remark that calls attention to something or someone
- v. make reference to
- n. a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
- n. an official recognition of merit
- v. make mention of
- v. commend
From Middle English mencioun, reference, from Old French, from Latin mentiō, mentiōn-; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French mention, from Latin mentiō, mentionis. (Wiktionary)