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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French coment (commentary), from Late Latin commentum, from comminisci (to invent).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

comment (plural comments)

  1. A spoken remark.
    I have no comment on that.
  2. (programming) A remark in source code which does not affect the behavior of the program.

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Verb[edit]

comment (third-person singular simple present comments, present participle commenting, simple past and past participle commented)

  1. (transitive) To remark.
    • 1915, Emerson Hough, The Purchase Price, Ch.I:
      "A fine man, that Dunwody, yonder," commented the young captain, as they parted, and as he turned to his prisoner. "We'll see him on in Washington some day. He is strengthening his forces now against Mr. Benton out there. []."
    • 2003 7/05, Pierre Salinger, ABC News, “Analysis: Top film choices”, NPR_Saturday:
      I think Mamet always comments that commerce really comes down to just a confidence game
    • 2009 Winter, John M. Kang, “Manliness and the Constitution”, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, volume 32, number 1, page 261: 
      As Cambridge historian Mervyn James commented, "silly quarrels escalated into battles in the streets."
  2. (intransitive, with "on" or "about") To make remarks or notes.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To comment or remark on.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Fuller to this entry?)
  4. (transitive, software) To insert comments into (source code).
    I wish I'd commented this complicated algorithm back when I remembered how it worked.

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

comme +‎ -ment[1]

Adverb[edit]

comment

  1. how
    Comment te sens-tu ? - How do you feel?

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Louisiana Creole French: konmen

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2009, Jacqueline Picoche; Jean-Claude Rolland, “muid I 4”, in Dictionnaire étymologique du français (in French), Paris: Dictionnaires Le Robert:

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Middle French[edit]

Adverb[edit]

comment

  1. how (in a given manner)
    • 1532, François Rabelais, Pantagruel:
      Comment Epistemon qui avoit la teste tranchée, fut guery habillement par Panurge.
      How Epistemon who had his head cut off was adroitly cured by Panurge
      .
  2. (interrogative) how (in what manner)

Old French[edit]

Adverb[edit]

comment

  1. Alternative form of comant

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English comment.

Noun[edit]

comment m (plural comments)

  1. (Internet slang) comment, remark

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