Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To express briefly and casually as a comment.
  • transitive v. To take notice of; observe. See Synonyms at see1.
  • intransitive 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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. To make a remark or remarks; to comment.
  • v. To mark in a notable manner; to distinguish clearly; to make noticeable or conspicuous; to point out.
  • v. To take notice of, or to observe, mentally; as, to remark the manner of a speaker.
  • v. 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. To mark again (a piece of work).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.
  • intransitive v. To make a remark or remarks; to comment.
  • transitive v. To mark in a notable manner; to distinquish clearly; to make noticeable or conspicuous; to piont out.
  • transitive v. To take notice of, or to observe, mentally.
  • transitive v. To express in words or writing, as observed or noticed; to state; to say; -- often with a substantive clause.

from The 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.
  • To mark anew or a second time.
  • 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.
  • n. A print or proof bearing or characterized by a remark; a remarked proof, or remark proof. Also written remarque.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

Etymologies

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

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  • As in remarkable?

    September 14, 2008

  • On p. 218 of the Easton Press edition of The Three Musketeers, Dumas uses this word in the sense of "the act of noticing or paying attention".

    September 14, 2008