remark

EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

From Old French remarquer, from re- (again) + marquer (to mark); see mark.

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NounEdit

remark (plural remarks)

  1. Act of pointing out or attentively noticing; notice or observation.
  2. The expression, in speech or writing, of something remarked or noticed; the mention of that which is worthy of attention or notice; hence, also, a casual observation, comment, or statement; as, a pertinent remark.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 3, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      One saint's day in mid-term a certain newly appointed suffragan-bishop came to the school chapel, and there preached on “The Inner Life.”  He at once secured attention by his informal method, and when presently the coughing of Jarvis […] interrupted the sermon, he altogether captivated his audience with a remark about cough lozenges being cheap and easily procurable.
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VerbEdit

remark (third-person singular simple present remarks, present participle remarking, simple past and past participle remarked)

  1. (intransitive) To make a remark or remarks; to comment.
  2. (transitive) To mark in a notable manner; to distinguish clearly; to make noticeable or conspicuous; to point out.
    • Ford
      Thou art a man remarked to taste a mischief.
    • Milton
      His manacles remark him; there he sits.
  3. (transitive) To take notice of, or to observe, mentally.
    to remark the manner of a speaker
  4. (transitive) To express in words or writing, as observed or noticed; to state; to say; -- often with a substantive clause
    He remarked that it was time to go.
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Etymology 2Edit

re- +‎ mark

PronunciationEdit

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NounEdit

remark (plural remarks)

  1. A mark that replaces another mark.

VerbEdit

remark (third-person singular simple present remarks, present participle remarking, simple past and past participle remarked)

  1. (transitive) To mark again (a piece of work).

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