What does comment mean?

Definitions for comment
ˈkɒm ɛntcom·ment

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word comment.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. remark, comment, inputnoun

    a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information

    "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account"

  2. comment, commentarynoun

    a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material

    "he wrote an extended comment on the proposal"

  3. gossip, comment, scuttlebuttverb

    a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people

    "the divorce caused much gossip"

  4. comment, notice, remark, point outverb

    make or write a comment on

    "he commented the paper of his colleague"

  5. commentverb

    explain or interpret something

  6. gloss, comment, annotateverb

    provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases

    "He annotated on what his teacher had written"


  1. commentnoun

    A spoken remark.

  2. commentnoun

    A remark in source code which does not affect the behavior of the program.

  3. commentverb

    To remark.

  4. commentverb

    To make remarks or notes.

  5. commentverb

    To insert comments into source code.

  6. Etymology: From commentum, from.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Commentverb

    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

  2. Commentverb

    to comment on

  3. Commentnoun

    a remark, observation, or criticism; gossip; discourse; talk

  4. Commentnoun

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

  5. Etymology: [F. commenter, L. commentari to meditate upon, explain, v. intens. of comminisci, commentus, to reflect upon, invent; com- + the root of meminisse to remember, mens mind. See Mind.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Comment

    kom′ent, n. a note conveying an illustration or explanation: a remark, observation, criticism.—v.i. (or kom-ent′) to make critical or explanatory notes: to annotate: (Shak.) to meditate.—ns. Comm′entary, a comment: a remark: a book consisting of a regular series of comments or notes on another book; Commentā′tion, annotation; Comm′entātor, Comm′enter (or Comment′er), Comm′entor (or Comment′or).—adj. Commentatō′rial, pertaining to the making of commentaries. [Fr.,—L. commentāricom, and L. mens, the mind.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Comment

    Work consisting of a critical or explanatory note written to discuss, support, or dispute an article or other presentation previously published. It may take the form of an article, letter, editorial, etc. It appears in publications under a variety of names: comment, commentary, editorial comment, viewpoint, etc.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'comment' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3258

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'comment' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1408

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'comment' in Nouns Frequency: #624

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'comment' in Verbs Frequency: #420

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of comment in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of comment in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of comment in a Sentence

  1. Troy Harden:

    I know very little about them. Talked to one person, one time. Did not agree to be on an advisory board or express interest. I have no affiliation with them. I have no further comment.

  2. Bernadette Meehan:

    We have no new information to share regarding North Korea today, we have no new information to share regarding North Korea today. If in fact North Korea’s Internet has gone down, we’d refer you to that government for comment.

  3. Ian Prior:

    The Department does not discuss specific employee disciplinary actions or comment on personnel actions or matters that may impact personal privacy. That said, the Department was very disappointed with the issues that occurred in the Obama administration and strives for a workplace free of harassment and other misconduct for all of our 115,000 employees, that is why the Civil Division has implemented additional safeguards and systems to ensure that all misconduct allegations are handled appropriately going forward.

  4. Jim Jones:

    His wife made a comment one time in a letter that she was tired of sitting around at home doing nothing, and he said, ‘Well, I’m tired of dodging these damn German shells.’ But that was the only time that he ever shared anything with her.

  5. Citizens United:

    It's an amazing thing that the State Department spokesperson would make the comment.

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