What does mention mean?

Definitions for mentionˈmɛn ʃən

Here are all the 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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mention

    men′shun, n. a brief notice: a hint.—v.t. to notice briefly: to remark: to name.—adj. Men′tionable, fit to be mentioned. [L. mentio, -onis.]

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mention in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mention in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ram Rahim Singh:

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

  2. Frank Luntz:

    Quite frankly Ted, the very mention of the word 'Republican' seems to have negative connotations for the Americans in our studio.

  3. Jay Morelock:

    Beside a brief mention about keeping an eye on oil prices, do not expect this inflation report to materially impact today's Fed decision.

  4. George Carlin:

    Well, if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire, what do freedom fighters fight They never mention that part to us, do they

  5. Sergio Alcocer:

    We have cases of violence in different parts of the world, within the United States we know there has been this kind of violence in the area of Missouri, to mention just one case.

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