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)


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