Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)


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Comment (Page: 284)

Com"ment (?; 277), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Commented; p. pr. & vb. n. Commenting.] [F. commenter, L. commentary to meditate upon, explain, v. intens, of comminisci, commentus, to reflect upon, invent; com- + the root of meminisse to remember, mens mind. See Mind.] To make remarks, observations, or criticism; especially, to write notes on the works of an author, with a view to illustrate his meaning, or to explain particular passages; to write annotations; -- often followed by on or upon.

A physician to comment on your malady. Shak.
Critics . . . proceed to comment on him. Dryden.
I must translate and comment. Pope.

Comment (Page: 284)

Com"ment, v. t. To comment on. [Archaic.] Fuller.


Comment (Page: 284)

Com"ment, n. [Cf. OF. comment.]

1. A remark, observation, or criticism; gossip; discourse; talk.

Their lavish comment when her name was named. Tennyson.

2. A note or observation intended to explain, illustrate, or criticise the meaning of a writing, book, etc.; explanation; annotation; exposition.

All the volumes of philosophy, With all their comments. Prior.