- to refer briefly to; name, specify, or speak of: Don't forget to mention her contribution to the project.
- to cite formally for a meritorious act or achievement: He was mentioned in dispatches from the war zone.
- a direct or incidental reference; a mentioning: to make mention of a place.
- formal recognition for a meritorious act or achievement: Her entry in the science competition received a special mention.
- not to mention, in addition to; without mentioning: We were served a sumptuous entree, not to mention the other courses.
Origin of mention
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Examples from the Web for mentioned
Even the hot Jewish women I mentioned above did something a bit more “intellectual” than pageantry: acting.Why Was Bess Myerson the First and Last Jewish Miss America?
January 7, 2015
That Huckabee is mentioned in the same sentence with other aspiring conservative governors, especially Bobby Jindal, is laughable.Why This Liberal Hearts Huckabee
January 6, 2015
Over dinner, the Knight had mentioned that Scalise had spoken before the EURO event.GOP Boss Gets Help From ‘White Hate’ Pal
December 30, 2014
The Kentucky Republican also mentioned several potential GOP rivals in 2016.Rand Paul Has a Few Festivus Grievances
December 23, 2014
The virgin birth is mentioned in the...what...gasp...Koran?!Why Muslims Love Jesus Too
December 23, 2014
"Of course I am, otherwise I wouldn't have mentioned it," declared Emma.
I am glad you mentioned that word, because we should have been at a loss what to have called it.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
I have mentioned in my letter to her that I have written to you.
The pillory stood not far away, and the May-pole is also mentioned.Yorkshire Painted And Described
All these, then recently installed, are mentioned by Rouquet.De Libris: Prose and Verse
- to refer to or speak about briefly or incidentally
- to acknowledge or honour
- not to mention something to say nothing of something too obvious to mention
- a recognition or acknowledgment
- a slight reference or allusionhe only got a mention in the article; the author makes no mention of that
- the act of mentioning
- philosophy logic linguistics the occurrence (of an expression) in such a context that it is itself referred to rather than performing its own linguistic function. In " Fido " names Fido, the word Fido is first mentioned and then used to refer to the dogCompare use (def. 18) See also formal mode
- mainly Australian and NZ a preliminary hearing in a court of law
Word Origin and History for mentioned
c.1300, "a note, reference," from Old French mencion "mention, memory, speech," from Latin mentionem (nominative mentio) "a calling to mind, a speaking of, a making mention," from root of Old Latin minisci "to think," related to mens (genitive mentis) "mind," from PIE root *men- "think" (see mind (n.)).
1520s, from mention (n.) or else from Middle French mentionner, from Old French mencion. Related: Mentioned; mentioning; mentionable. Don't mention it as a conventional reply to expressions of gratitude or apology is attested from 1840.
Idioms and Phrases with mentioned
see not to mention; you're welcome (don't mention it).