[ men-shuhn ]
/ ˈmɛn ʃən /

verb (used with object)

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.

Nearby words

  1. menthaceous,
  2. menthene,
  3. menthol,
  4. mentholated,
  5. menticide,
  6. mentmore,
  7. mentoanterior position,
  8. menton,
  9. mentonnière,
  10. mentoplasty


    not to mention, in addition to; without mentioning: We were served a sumptuous entree, not to mention the other courses.

Origin of mention

1250–1300; < Latin mentiōn- (stem of mentiō) a calling to mind, a touching upon (see mental1, -ion); replacing Middle English mencioun < Anglo-French < Latin, as above

1. indicate, allude to. 3. allusion, notice.

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British Dictionary definitions for undermentioned


/ (ˈʌndəˌmɛnʃənd) /


mentioned below or subsequently


/ (ˈmɛnʃən) /

verb (tr)


Derived Formsmentionable, adjectivementioner, noun

Word Origin for mention

C14: via Old French from Latin mentiō a calling to mind, naming, from mēns mind

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Word Origin and History for undermentioned
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Idioms and Phrases with undermentioned


see not to mention; you're welcome (don't mention it).

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