American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To express briefly and casually as a comment.
- v. To take notice of; observe. See Synonyms at see1.
- v. To make a comment or observation: remarked on her academic scholarship.
- n. The act of noticing or observing: a place worthy of remark.
- n. A casual or brief expression of opinion; a comment. See Synonyms at comment.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To observe; note in the mind; take notice of without audible expression.
- To express, as a thought that has occurred to the speaker or writer; utter or write by way of comment or observation.
- To mark; point out; distinguish.
- To make observations; observe.
- n. The act of remarking or taking notice; notice or observation.
- n. A notice, note, or comment; an observation: as, the remarks of an advocate; the remarks made in conversation; the remarks of a critic.
- n. Noticeable appearance; note.
- n. In line-engraving and etching: A distinguishing mark or peculiarity of any kind, indicating any particular state of the plate prior to its completion. The remark may be a slight sketch made by the engraver on the margin of his plate, or it may consist merely in the absence of certain detail or features of the finished work. Thus, in a first proof of an etching the absence of retouching with the dry point, or of a final rebiting, constitutes a remark; or in a line-engraving it may consist in the presence or absence of some minor object, or of certain lines representing texture or shading, which in a later state of the plate are removed or added.
- n. A print or proof bearing or characterized by a remark; a remarked proof, or remark proof. Also written remarque. Synonyms Remark, Observation, Comment, Commentary, Reflection, Note, Annotation, Gloss. A remark is brief and cursory, suggested by present circumstances and presumably without previous thought. An observation is made with some thought and care. A comment is a remark or observation bearing closely upon some situation of facts, some previous utterance, or some published work. Remark may be substituted by modesty for observation. When printed, remarks, observations, or comments may be called
reflections: as, Burke's “Reflections on the Revolution in France”; when they are systematic in explanation of a work, they may be called a commentary: as Lange's “Commentary on Matthew.” A note is primarily a brief writing to help the memory; then a marginal comment: notes is sometimes used modestly for commentary: as, Barnes's “Notes on the Psalms”; Trench's “Notes on the Parables.” A marginal comment is more definitely expressed by annotation. A gloss is a comment made for the purpose of explanation, especially upon a word or passage in a foreign language or a peculiar dialect.
- To mark anew or a second time.
- n. Act of pointing out or attentively noticing; notice or observation.
- n. 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.
- v. intransitive To make a remark or remarks; to comment.
- v. transitive To mark in a notable manner; to distinguish clearly; to make noticeable or conspicuous; to point out.
- v. transitive To take notice of, or to observe, mentally; as, to remark the manner of a speaker.
- v. transitive To express in words or writing, as observed or noticed; to state; to say; -- often with a substantive clause
- n. A mark that replaces another mark.
- v. transitive To mark again (a piece of work).
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To mark in a notable manner; to distinquish clearly; to make noticeable or conspicuous; to piont out.
- v. To take notice of, or to observe, mentally.
- v. To express in words or writing, as observed or noticed; to state; to say; -- often with a substantive clause.
- v. To make a remark or remarks; to comment.
- n. Act of remarking or attentively noticing; notice or observation.
- n. 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.
- v. make or write a comment on
- n. a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
- n. explicit notice
- v. make mention of
- re- + mark (Wiktionary)
- Alteration (influenced by mark1) of French remarquer : Old French re-, re- + Old French marquer, to mark (ultimately from merc, sign, from Old Norse merki, mark). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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