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ˈkɒm ɛntcom·ment

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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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Commentnoun

    Annotations on an author; notes; explanation; exposition; remarks.

    Etymology: from the verb.

    In such a time as this, it is not meet
    That every nice offence should bear its comment. William Shakespeare.

    Forgive the comment that my passion made
    Upon thy feature; for my rage was blind. William Shakespeare, K. John.

    All that is behind will be by way of comment on that part of the church of England’s charity. Henry Hammond, Fundamentals.

    Adam came into the world a philosopher, which sufficiently appeared by his writing the nature of things upon their names: he could view essences in themselves, and read forms without the comment of their respective properties. Robert South, Sermons.

    All the volumes of philosophy,
    With all their comments, never could invent
    So politick an instrument. Matthew Prior.

    Proper gestures, and vehement exertions of the voice, are a kind of comment to what he utters. Joseph Addison, Spect. №. 407.

    Still with itself compar’d, his text peruse;
    And let your comment be the Mantuan muse. Alexander Pope.

  2. To COMMENTverb

    To annotate; to write notes upon an author; to expound; to explain; with upon before the thing explained.

    Etymology: commentor, Lat.

    Enter his chamber, view his lifeless corps,
    And comment then upon his sudden death. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    Such are thy secrets, which my life makes good,
    And comments on thee; for in ev’ry thing
    Thy words do find me out, and parallels bring,
    And in another make me understand. George Herbert.

    Criticks having first taken a liking to one of these poets, proceed to comment on him, and illustrate him. John Dryden, Juv. Ded.

    They have contented themselves only to comment upon those texts, and make the best copies they could after those originals. William Temple.

    Indeed I hate that any man should be idle, while I must translate and comment. Alexander Pope.


  1. comment

    A comment refers to a verbal or written remark expressing an opinion, feedback, criticism, observation, or statement related to a particular subject or topic. In computer programming, a comment is a line of code that is not executed but provides information or clarification about the programming logic to the programmer or any other person reviewing the code.

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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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Comment is ranked #93125 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Comment surname appeared 197 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Comment.

    93.9% or 185 total occurrences were White.

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British National Corpus

  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. Justin Silverman:

    I read every comment or message you jerk-offs send me.

  2. Treasury Board spokesperson Alain Belle-Isle:

    Given this investigation is ongoing, we are unable to comment further on any specific details for operational reasons.

  3. Judge Martin Rudland:

    Telling a women beater who is clearly a control freak, binge drink and drug taker who by the way probably drives his car whilst intoxicated there's plenty more fish in the sea I would touch this prick with a blunt barge pole if I was shark shit!!!! Yes this is a sarcastic comment as its definately not a great comment by this so called Judge.

  4. Sam Mendes:

    Those of you who have some knowledge of the Bond franchise and the legend of Bond will probably have some idea of what that refers to, but I couldn't possibly comment.

  5. Ed Asner:

    ... After I stumbled through that disaster, I figured the damage was done, so I might as well continue the performance. I do n’t lead cavalry charges down Pennsylvania Avenue, but I ’ll make comments. And with the president we’ve got now, how can you not comment on this evil ? It’s an unbelievable aberration. And it’s not because of him, it’s what he represents that enormous core of self-seeking, discriminating, angry, racist people in the United States.

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