Definition of Comment

1. Noun. A statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information. "From time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account"

2. Verb. Make or write a comment on. "He commented the paper of his colleague"
Exact synonyms: Notice, Point Out, Remark
Specialized synonyms: Criticise, Criticize, Knock, Pick Apart, Wisecrack, Kibbitz, Kibitz
Generic synonyms: Mention, Note, Observe, Remark
Derivative terms: Commentary, Notice, Remark

3. Noun. A written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material. "He wrote an extended comment on the proposal"
Exact synonyms: Commentary
Generic synonyms: Statement
Specialized synonyms: Midrash, Annotation, Notation, Note
Derivative terms: Commentate, Commentate

4. Verb. Explain or interpret something.
Specialized synonyms: Second-guess, Disc-jockey, Disk-jockey, Dj
Generic synonyms: Explain, Explicate

5. Noun. A report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people. "The divorce caused much gossip"
Exact synonyms: Gossip, Scuttlebutt
Generic synonyms: Account, Report
Specialized synonyms: Earful, Hearsay, Rumor, Rumour, Grapevine, Pipeline, Word Of Mouth, Dirt, Malicious Gossip, Scandal, Talk, Talk Of The Town
Derivative terms: Gossip

6. Verb. Provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases. "He annotated on what his teacher had written"
Exact synonyms: Annotate, Gloss
Generic synonyms: Interpret, Rede
Derivative terms: Note, Gloss, Gloss

Definition of Comment

1. v. i. To make remarks, observations, or criticism; especially, to write notes on the works of an author, with a view to illustrate his meaning, or to explain particular passages; to write annotations; -- often followed by on or upon.

2. v. t. To comment on.

3. n. A remark, observation, or criticism; gossip; discourse; talk.

Definition of Comment

1. Noun. A spoken remark. ¹

2. Noun. (programming) A remark in source code which does not affect the behavior of the program. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To remark. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive with "on" or "about") To make remarks or notes. ¹

5. Verb. (software) To insert comments into source code. ¹

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Definition of Comment

1. to remark [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: remark

Medical Definition of Comment

1. A critical or explanatory note written to discuss, support, or dispute an article or other presentation previously published. It may take the form of an article, letter, editorial, etc. It appears in publications under a variety of names: comment, commentary, editorial comment, viewpoint, etc. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Comment

comment (current term)
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Literary usage of Comment

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association (1896)
"Every librarian will have his own views as to details, and it is hoped that this indication of the principle suggested will elicit comment and criticism. ..."

2. The American Journal of International Law by American Society of International Law (1917)
"EDITORIAL comment THE ... signed by their authors, editorial comment as such ceased and the comments ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"But Sir Edward Coke's comment is important as being a statement by him of the existence of the privilege at common law in respect of felonies. ..."

4. The Law of Torts by John Frederic Clerk, William Harry Barber Lindsell, Thomas Hollis Walker (1896)
"But such acts as are considered public property are " open to what may be called licentious comment as opposed to comment that must be based in truth " (b). ..."

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