remark

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English[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for remark in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

Etymology 1[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

remark (countable and uncountable, plural remarks)

  1. Act of pointing out or attentively noticing; notice or observation.
  2. The expression, in speech or writing, of something remarked or noticed; a mention of something worth attention or notice
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 3, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      One saint's day in mid-term a certain newly appointed suffragan-bishop came to the school chapel, and there preached on “The Inner Life.”  He at once secured attention by his informal method, and when presently the coughing of Jarvis […] interrupted the sermon, he altogether captivated his audience with a remark about cough lozenges being cheap and easily procurable.
  3. A casual observation, comment, or statement
  4. (engraving) Alternative form of remarque
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Verb[edit]

remark (third-person singular simple present remarks, present participle remarking, simple past and past participle remarked)

  1. (intransitive) To make a remark or remarks; to comment.
  2. (transitive) To mark in a notable manner; to distinguish clearly; to make noticeable or conspicuous; to point out.
    • (Can we date this quote by Ford?)
      Thou art a man remarked to taste a mischief.
    • (Can we date this quote by Milton?)
      His manacles remark him; there he sits.
  3. (transitive) To take notice of, or to observe, mentally.
    • 1886, Robert Louis Stephenson, The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde:
      "Did you ever remark that door?" he asked; and when his companion had replied in the affirmative, "It is connect in my mind," added he, "with a very odd story."
    • 1889 January 3, Antoine D'Abbadie, in a letter to the editor of Nature, volume 39, pages 247-248:
      When travelling in Spain, Willkomm remarked qobar at a distance of 3 or 4 miles, yet, on reaching the actual spot, he saw nothing.
    • 1986, John le Carré, A Perfect Spy:
      “Let's just be grateful he's alive,” said Kate, and several heads turned sharply, remarking this unaccustomed display of feeling from a Fifth Floor lady.
  4. (transitive) To express in words or writing, as observed or noticed; to state; to say; -- often with a substantive clause
    He remarked that it was time to go.
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Etymology 2[edit]

re- +‎ mark

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Noun[edit]

remark (plural remarks)

  1. Alternative spelling of re-mark

Verb[edit]

remark (third-person singular simple present remarks, present participle remarking, simple past and past participle remarked)

  1. Alternative spelling of re-mark

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