- 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 unmentioned
Historical Examples of unmentioned
Had that been indeed the unmentioned surname of the man who had reared her as his own?The Fifth Ace
It is incredible that this fact should be unmentioned, if it occurred, by Lennox and Buchanan.The Mystery of Mary Stuart
As a thing of course, the agony in the garden of Gethsemane is unmentioned.The Cradle of the Christ
Octavius Brooks Frothingham
There would have been little in it, but it was as well that the 'boy of the name of Weyburn' at Cuper's should be unmentioned.Lord Ormont and his Aminta, Complete
Yet this work has been allowed to lie wholly neglected, unmentioned, and apparently unregretted, for nearly half a century.The $30,000 Bequest and Other Stories
- not referred to or spoken about
- 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 for mention
Word Origin and History for unmentioned
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 unmentioned
see not to mention; you're welcome (don't mention it).