noun com·ment \ˈkä-ˌment\

: a spoken or written statement that expresses an opinion about someone or something

: a written note that explains or discusses the meaning of something (such as a piece of writing)

: spoken or written discussion about something (such as an event in the news)

Full Definition of COMMENT

:  a note explaining, illustrating, or criticizing the meaning of a writing
a :  an observation or remark expressing an opinion or attitude <critical comments>
b :  a judgment expressed indirectly <sees the film as a comment on modern values>

Examples of COMMENT

  1. The most frequent comment was that the service was slow.
  2. I find your comments offensive.
  3. I'd like to begin with a few general comments.
  4. Comments or suggestions can be sent to our main Web address.
  5. We haven't gotten any comments on the new design.
  6. I'd appreciate your comments on this issue.
  7. We've received positive comments from many of our readers.
  8. She couldn't be reached for comment.
  9. The new edition includes the translator's comments.
  10. The radio program offers news and comment.

Origin of COMMENT

Middle English, from Late Latin commentum, from Latin, invention, from neuter of commentus, past participle of comminisci to invent, from com- + -minisci (akin to ment-, mens mind) — more at mind
First Known Use: 14th century



: to make a statement about someone or something : to make a comment

Full Definition of COMMENT

transitive verb
:  to make a comment on
intransitive verb
:  to explain or interpret something by comment <commenting on recent developments>

Examples of COMMENT

  1. When asked about his involvement in the scandal, he refused to comment.
  2. She commented that the service seemed slow.

First Known Use of COMMENT

15th century


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