Definitions for mentionˈmɛn ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

men•tionˈmɛn ʃən(v.t.)

  1. to refer briefly to; name, specify, or speak of.

  2. to cite formally for a meritorious act or achievement.

  3. (n.)a brief or incidental reference; a mentioning.

  4. formal recognition for a meritorious act or achievement.

Idioms for mention:

  1. not to mention,in addition to:

    They own two houses, not to mention a boat.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of mention:

1250–1300; ME mencioun < AF < L mentiō reference, mention = men- (base of) mēns mind (see mental1)) + -tiō -tion


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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mention(verb)ˈmɛn ʃən

    to comment on sb or sth while you are talking

    Don't mention the money to him.; He mentioned something about not sleeping very well.; Did she mention where she was going?

  2. mentionˈmɛn ʃən

    indicates politely that you are happy to have done sth for sb; = you're welcome

    "Thank you for all you help" "Oh, don't mention it."

  3. mentionˈmɛn ʃən

    emphasizes what you have just said by introducing sth else to support or add to it

    They have nowhere to live - not to mention the money they owe.

  4. mention(noun)ˈmɛn ʃən

    a reference to or comment about sth

    He made no mention of the events in his recent speech.


  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

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

Anagrams of mention

  1. nontime

Translations for mention

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to speak of or refer to

He mentioned the plan.

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