[ kom-ent ]
/ ˈkɒm ɛnt /
a remark, observation, or criticism: a comment about the weather.
gossip; talk: His frequent absences gave rise to comment.
a criticism or interpretation, often by implication or suggestion: The play is a comment on modern society.
a user response to published content on the Internet, written in a designated “Comments” section, often below the published content: There were many online comments criticizing the author.
a note in explanation, expansion, or criticism of a passage in a book, article, or the like; annotation.
explanatory or critical matter added to a text.
verb (used without object)
to make remarks, observations, or criticisms: He refused to comment on the decision of the court.
to write explanatory or critical notes upon a text.
verb (used with object)
to make comments or remarks on; furnish with comments; annotate.
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Origin of comment
com·ment·a·ble, adjectivecom·ment·er, nounun·com·ment·ed, adjectiveun·com·ment·ing, adjective
un·der·com·ment, nounun·der·com·ment, verb
1. See remark.
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British Dictionary definitions for commentable
/ (ˈkɒmɛnt) /
a remark, criticism, or observation
talk or gossip
a note explaining or criticizing a passage in a text
explanatory or critical matter added to a text
(when intr, often foll by on; when tr, takes a clause as object) to remark or express an opinion
(intr) to write notes explaining or criticizing a text
Derived Formscommenter, noun
Word Origin for comment
C15: from Latin commentum invention, from comminiscī to contrive, related to mens mind
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