- 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.
- Also called rheme. Linguistics. the part of a sentence that communicates new information about the topic.Compare topic(def 4).
- 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.
- to make comments or remarks on; furnish with comments; annotate.
Origin of comment
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Related Wordsdisclose, assert, notice, criticize, expound, clarify, conclude, explain, express, note, mention, say, observe, reflect, remark, affirm, elucidate, gloss, interpose, pronounce
Examples from the Web for commented
Movie buffs have commented endlessly on the bell-tower sequence in Vertigo.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
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You can put mag wheels on a Gremlin,” commented one long time Michigan observer, “but that doesn't make it a Mustang.The Rustbelt Roars Back From the Dead
Joel Kotkin, Richey Piiparinen
December 7, 2014
And someone named something like, “Vampire Man Randy,” commented on it and wrote, “sex feet.”How Aidy Bryant Stealthily Became Your Favorite ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star
October 31, 2014
McConnell spokesman Don Stewart commented that their “office is an equal employment opportunity employer.”Why Are Black Staffers Fleeing Capitol Hill?
September 30, 2014
Many of the individuals Yeshua-Katz spoke to commented on the no-win situation in which they found themselves.Should Pro-Anorexia Sites Be Criminalized?
August 30, 2014
Langen has commented on it at some length,125 but offers no solution.The Dramatic Values in Plautus
Wilton Wallace Blancke
"For humane reasons," Demarest commented, nodding approbation.
"He's a loyal kid, at that," Burke commented, with a grudging admiration.
"It's fearfully hard work, of course," he commented, when she had finished.
"I've always had things pretty hard here," she commented briefly.
- 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
Word Origin and History for commented
late 14c., from Old French coment "commentary" or directly from Late Latin commentum "comment, interpretation," in classical Latin "invention, fabrication, fiction," neuter past participle of comminisci "to contrive, devise," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + base of meminisse "to remember," related to mens (genitive mentis) "mind" (see mind (n.)). The Latin word meaning "something invented" was taken by Isidore and other Christian theologians for "interpretation, annotation." No comment as a stock refusal to answer a journalist's question is first recorded 1950, from Truman's White House press secretary, Charles Ross.
early 15c., from Middle French commenter (15c.), from Latin commentari, from commentum (see comment (n.)). Related: Commented; commenting.