Definitions for mentionˈmɛn ʃən

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word mention

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mention, reference(noun)

    a remark that calls attention to something or someone

    "she made frequent mention of her promotion"; "there was no mention of it"; "the speaker made several references to his wife"

  2. citation, cite, acknowledgment, credit, reference, mention, quotation(noun)

    a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage

    "the student's essay failed to list several important citations"; "the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book"; "the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"

  3. mention, honorable mention(verb)

    an official recognition of merit

    "although he didn't win the prize he did get special mention"

  4. mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer(verb)

    make reference to

    "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

  5. note, observe, mention, remark(verb)

    make mention of

    "She observed that his presentation took up too much time"; "They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing"

  6. mention, cite(verb)


    "he was cited for his outstanding achievements"


  1. mention(Noun)

    A speaking or notice of anything, usually in a brief or cursory manner. Used especially in the phrase to make mention of.

  2. mention(Verb)

    To make a short reference to something.

  3. Origin: From mention, from mentio, mentionis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mention(noun)

    a speaking or notice of anything, -- usually in a brief or cursory manner. Used especially in the phrase to make mention of

  2. Mention(verb)

    to make mention of; to speak briefly of; to name

  3. Origin: [OE. mencioun, F. mention, L. mentio, from the root of meminisse to remember. See Mind.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mention' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3577

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mention' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1395

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mention' in Nouns Frequency: #2163

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mention' in Verbs Frequency: #210

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Matthew Prior:

    Forbear to mention what thou canst not praise.

  2. Ram Rahim Singh:

    My film does not talk about religion nor mention any religion.

  3. The Talmud:

    Mention not a blemish which is thy own in detraction of a neighbour.

  4. Mike Krzyzewski:

    Whenever you mention Coach Only Wooden, Only Wooden's separate from everybody.

  5. Daryl Orts:

    This creator can't precisely deny that the chap you mention had nothing to do with it.

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