- to say casually, as in making a comment: Someone remarked that tomorrow would be a warm day.
- to note; perceive; observe: I remarked a slight accent in her speech.
- Obsolete. to mark distinctively.
- to make a remark or observation (usually followed by on or upon): He remarked on her amazing wit and intelligence.
- the act of remarking; notice.
- comment or mention: to let a thing pass without remark.
- a casual or brief expression of thought or opinion.
- Fine Arts. remarque.
Origin of remark
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- a distinguishing mark or peculiarity indicating a particular stage of a plate.
- a small sketch engraved in the margin of a plate, and usually removed after a number of early proofs have been printed.
- a plate so marked.
Origin of remarque
Examples from the Web for remark
The remark comes to mind while reading The Selected Letters of Norman Mailer.Mailer’s Letters Pack a Punch and a Surprising Degree of Sweetness
Ronald K. Fried
December 14, 2014
House Speaker John Boehner condemned the remark, but the damage was done.The Republican Rainbow Coalition Is Real
November 18, 2014
And the second remark came during the Japanese internment conversation.The Fox News Apology Tour
October 1, 2014
And the subtext to that remark, just in case you missed it, is: and neither should he!How the Queen ‘Purred’ With Pleasure at Scottish Referendum Result
September 23, 2014
He said it without immediately realizing the ingenuousness of the remark.Washington Is Sorely Missing the Legislative Genius of Howard Baker
James Andrew Miller
June 28, 2014
Moreover, little Helen got in the first remark in the way of serious conversation.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Mr Clayton was not slow to remark what was passing in my mind.
"But you forget where we are," answered the Man of Fancy, who overheard the remark.A Select Party (From "Mosses From An Old Manse")
But one remark was at once singularly philosophical and practical.
Hester did not like the remark, and he fancied from her look she had misunderstood him.Weighed and Wanting
- (when intr , often foll by on or upon ; when tr, may take a clause as object) to pass a casual comment (about); reflect in informal speech or writing
- (tr; may take a clause as object) to perceive; observe; notice
- a brief casually expressed thought or opinion; observation
- notice, comment, or observationthe event passed without remark
- engraving a variant spelling of remarque
- Erich Maria (ˈeːrɪç maˈriːa). 1898–1970, US novelist, born in Germany, noted for his novel of World War I, All Quiet on the Western Front (1929)
- a mark in the margin of an engraved plate to indicate the stage of production of the plate. It is removed before the plate is finished
- a plate so marked
- a print or proof from a plate so marked
Word Origin and History for remark
1630s, "to mark out, distinguish" modeled on French remarquer "to mark, note, heed," formed in Middle French from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + marquer "to mark," probably from a Germanic source, cf. Old High German marchon "to delimit" (see mark (n.1)).
Meaning "take notice of" is from 1670s; that of "make a comment" is first attested 1690s, from notion of "make a verbal observation" or "call attention to specific points." Related: Remarked; remarking.
1650s, "act of noticing; fact of being worthy of comment," from remark (v.). Meaning "a notice or comment" is from 1670s.