verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of remark
Synonyms for remark
Antonyms for remark
noun Fine Arts.
Origin of remarque
Related Words for remarksaying, word, explanation, attention, assertion, note, thought, statement, commentary, opinion, talk, conclusion, mention, observe, declare, utter, observance, point, mind, interpretation
Examples from the Web for remark
Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of remark
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
Word Origin for remark
Word Origin for remarque
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.