Definitions for mentionˈmɛn ʃən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
to refer briefly to; name, specify, or speak of.
to cite formally for a meritorious act or achievement.
(n.)a brief or incidental reference; a mentioning.
formal recognition for a meritorious act or achievement.
Idioms for mention:
not to mention,in addition to:
They own two houses, not to mention a boat.
Origin of mention:
1250–1300; ME mencioun < AF < L mentiō reference, mention = men- (base of) mēns mind (see mental1)) + -tiō -tion
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"
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"
mention, honorable mention(verb)
an official recognition of merit
"although he didn't win the prize he did get special mention"
mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, refer(verb)
make reference to
"His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
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"
"he was cited for his outstanding achievements"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
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?
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."
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.
a reference to or comment about sth
He made no mention of the events in his recent speech.
A speaking or notice of anything, usually in a brief or cursory manner. Used especially in the phrase to make mention of.
To make a short reference to something.
Origin: From mention, from mentio, mentionis.
a speaking or notice of anything, -- usually in a brief or cursory manner. Used especially in the phrase to make mention of
to make mention of; to speak briefly of; to name
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'mention' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3577
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'mention' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1395
Rank popularity for the word 'mention' in Nouns Frequency: #2163
Rank popularity for the word 'mention' in Verbs Frequency: #210
Translations for mention
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to speak of or refer to
He mentioned the plan.
- noem, verwys naAfrikaans
- говоря заBulgarian
- mencionarPortuguese (BR)
- hovořit (o, k)Czech
- nævne; omtaleDanish
- αναφέρω, μνημονεύωGreek
- mencionar, decir, hablar deSpanish
- ذکر کردنFarsi
- parler deFrench
- उल्लेख करनाHindi
- említ, idézHungarian
- minnastá, nefnaIcelandic
- (pa)minėti, nurodytiLithuanian
- nevne, omtale, siNorwegian
- wspominać, wzmiankowaćPolish
- ذکر کردنPersian
- يادونه كولPashto
- a vorbi despreRomanian
- говорить, ссылатьсяRussian
- hovoriť (o)Slovak
- söz etmek, bahsetmekTurkish
- 說起Chinese (Trad.)
- згадувати; посилатися наUkrainian
- اشارةً ذکر کرناUrdu
- đề cậpVietnamese
- 说起Chinese (Simp.)
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