What does mention mean?

Definitions for mention
ˈmɛn ʃənmen·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mention, referencenoun

    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, quotationnoun

    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 mentionverb

    an official recognition of merit

    "although he didn't win the prize he did get special mention"

  4. mention, advert, bring up, cite, name, referverb

    make reference to

    "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"

  5. note, observe, mention, remarkverb

    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, citeverb

    commend

    "he was cited for his outstanding achievements"

Wiktionary

  1. mentionnoun

    A speaking or notice of anything, usually in a brief or cursory manner. Used especially in the phrase to make mention of.

    Etymology: From mention, from mentio, mentionis.

  2. mentionverb

    To make a short reference to something.

    Etymology: From mention, from mentio, mentionis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mentionnoun

    a speaking or notice of anything, -- usually in a brief or cursory manner. Used especially in the phrase to make mention of

    Etymology: [OE. mencioun, F. mention, L. mentio, from the root of meminisse to remember. See Mind.]

  2. Mentionverb

    to make mention of; to speak briefly of; to name

    Etymology: [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.]

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  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

How to pronounce mention?

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Numerology

  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

Examples of mention in a Sentence

  1. John Lott:

    News stories tend to not mention the race of the officer when the officer is black, because most of the black officers we found we found by looking at department photos, not news stories, that was not true of white officers.

  2. Aaron Paul:

    Feeling blessed and humbled to finally be able to mention this little secret of mine.

  3. Ahmed Korayem:

    Only a fool would sit on the sidelines hoping for something worthy of mention to happen to them

  4. Emeasoba George:

    Countless books have been written and published already by numerous authors, more books are being written and published presently somewhere and many more books will be written and published subsequently. As a matter of fact, Bill Gates has written and published insightful books, as well John C. Maxwell has written and published many worth reading books, Og Mandino wrote and published inspirational books, Les Brown has written and published motivational books, Zig Ziglar wrote and published many profound books, Maya Angelou wrote and published life-changing books, Chidi Okoroafor has equally written and published several books of wisdom, also Enoch Adeboye has written and published wonderful books, Uma Ukpai has written and published inspiring books, undoubtedly David Oyedepo has written and published great books, W.F Kumuyi has written and published mind-blowing books, Chris Oyakhilome has written and published thoughtful books, similarly Myles Munroe wrote and published amazing books, Chinua Achebe wrote and published sagacious books, Wole Soyinka has written and published interesting books just like David Abioye who has also written and published thought-provoking books among other enormous books and their authors who are numerous for me to mention their names right here and right now. But above all, the scripture (Bible) is the greatest book of wisdom and knowledge ever written and published. And mark my words, it will ever remain the greatest book of all time. Yes! because unlike every other book, the scripture (Bible) is God-breathed (it is given or written by divine inspiration) Scripture Reference 2nd Timothy 3:16. Besides that, it is historic, historical, mystical (it has spiritual significance) and authoritative in nature, it equally contains incomparable guidelines for moral behaviour and belief (it is an embodiment of past or ancient wars and (the aftermaths), histories, cultures, norms, traditions, values, lifestyles and genealogical records). Moreover, it is a collection of books that encompasses past or ancient stories, chronicles, teachings, laws, parables, proverbs, psalms, teachers, preachers, heroes, heroines, saints, kings, queens, prophecies, prophets, prophetesses, miracles, warnings, signs, wonders, mysteries, revelations (the past, present and future events collectively) and much more than that, including extraordinary insights or words of wisdom (encouragement) from Jesus Christ himself (the greatest teacher and inspirator of all time), king Solomon, king David, saint Paul among other ancient wise men and women. In other words, the scripture (Bible) is nothing else but a typical and perfect example of a book saturated with uncommon and unprecedented inspirations, motivations, wisdom, knowledge, encouragement and hope for the hopeless. Now, that's why the scripture (Bible) is ever worth reading over and over again, regardless of one's religion. Most interestingly, the scripture (Bible) has been written and published already in nearly all the languages of the world. That is to say, billions of copies have been published and sold globally already, more copies are being published and sold presently and many more copies will be published and sold sooner or later. In fact, unimpeachably (beyond doubt and criticism) the scripture (Bible) has been read by the world as a whole and you can bet your bottom dollar, it (the Bible) will surely be read by the posterity ahead (all future generations ahead). Anyway, at this juncture I guess you should concur with me that the scripture (Bible) is and will ever remain the greatest book of all time. However, if you still don't concur with me, then it is obvious or rather I put it to you that you have not yet taken your time to read the scriptures (Bible) thoroughly. Nevertheless, you have to take your time in order to thoroughly read and discover the uniqueness and extraordinariness of the scriptures (Bible). For, once you have done just that, you will surely and eventually concur with me that the scripture (Bible) is and will ever remain the greatest book of all time, QED. ~Emeasoba George

  5. Mehmet Berkmen:

    You always hear it in the context of sickness or disease, yet there is never any mention of how amazing they are.

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