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comment

EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French coment (commentary), from Late Latin commentum, from comminisci (to invent).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

comment (plural comments)

  1. A spoken remark.
    I have no comment on that.
    • 1907, Robert W. Chambers, The Younger Set, chapterIX:
      “A tight little craft,” was Austin’s invariable comment on the matron; and she looked it, always trim and trig and smooth of surface like a converted yacht cleared for action.
  2. (programming) A remark in source code which does not affect the behavior of the program.

TranslationsEdit

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VerbEdit

comment (third-person singular simple present comments, present participle commenting, simple past and past participle commented)

  1. (transitive) To remark.
    • 1908, W. B. M. Ferguson, Zollenstein, chapterIV:
      “My Continental prominence is improving,” I commented dryly. ¶ Von Lindowe cut at a furze bush with his silver-mounted rattan. ¶ “Quite so,” he said as dryly, his hand at his mustache. “I may say if your intentions were known your life would not be worth a curse.”
    • 1915, Emerson Hough, The Purchase Price, chapterI:
      "A fine man, that Dunwody, yonder," commented the young captain, as they parted, and as he turned to his prisoner. "We'll see him on in Washington some day. He is strengthening his forces now against Mr. Benton out there. []."
    • 2003 7/05, Pierre Salinger, ABC News, “Analysis: Top film choices”, NPR_Saturday:
      I think Mamet always comments that commerce really comes down to just a confidence game
    • 2009 Winter, John M. Kang, “Manliness and the Constitution”, Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy, volume 32, number 1, page 261: 
      As Cambridge historian Mervyn James commented, "silly quarrels escalated into battles in the streets."
  2. (intransitive, with "on" or "about") To make remarks or notes.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To comment or remark on.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Fuller to this entry?)
  4. (transitive, software) To insert comments into (source code).
    I wish I'd commented this complicated algorithm back when I remembered how it worked.

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

comme +‎ -ment[1]

AdverbEdit

comment

  1. how
    Comment te sens-tu ? - How do you feel?

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DescendantsEdit

  • Louisiana Creole French: konmen

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2009, Jacqueline Picoche; Jean-Claude Rolland, “muid I 4”, in Dictionnaire étymologique du français (in French), Paris: Dictionnaires Le Robert:

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Middle FrenchEdit

AdverbEdit

comment

  1. how (in a given manner)
    • 1532, François Rabelais, Pantagruel:
      Comment Epistemon qui avoit la teste tranchée, fut guery habillement par Panurge.
      How Epistemon who had his head cut off was adroitly cured by Panurge
      .
  2. (interrogative) how (in what manner)

Old FrenchEdit

AdverbEdit

comment

  1. Alternative form of comant

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English comment.

NounEdit

comment m (plural comments)

  1. (Internet slang) comment, remark

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