Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To express briefly or casually as a comment.
  • intransitive verb To take notice of something; observe: synonym: see.
  • intransitive verb To make a comment or observation.
  • noun The act of noticing or observing.
  • noun A brief or casual expression of opinion; a comment.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun The act of remarking or taking notice; notice or observation.
  • noun A notice, note, or comment; an observation: as, the remarks of an advocate; the remarks made in conversation; the remarks of a critic.
  • noun Noticeable appearance; note.
  • noun In line-engraving and etching: A distinguishing mark or peculiarity of any kind, indicating any particular state of the plate prior to its completion.
  • noun A print or proof bearing or characterized by a remark; a remarked proof, or remark proof. Also written remarque.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A mark that replaces another mark.
  • verb transitive To mark again (a piece of work).
  • noun Act of pointing out or attentively noticing; notice or observation.
  • noun 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.
  • verb intransitive To make a remark or remarks; to comment.
  • verb transitive To mark in a notable manner; to distinguish clearly; to make noticeable or conspicuous; to point out.
  • verb transitive To take notice of, or to observe, mentally; as, to remark the manner of a speaker.
  • verb transitive To express in words or writing, as observed or noticed; to state; to say; -- often with a substantive clause

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

  • verb make or write a comment on
  • noun a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
  • noun explicit notice
  • verb make mention of

Etymologies

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

[Alteration (influenced by mark) of French remarquer : Old French re-, re- + Old French marquer, to mark (ultimately from merc, sign, from Old Norse merki, mark; see merg- in Indo-European roots).]

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re- +‎ mark

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

Examples

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  • 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

  • As in remarkable?

    September 14, 2008