What does mention mean?

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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


    "he was cited for his outstanding achievements"


  1. mentionnoun

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

  2. mentionverb

    To make a short reference to something.

  3. Etymology: From mention, from mentio, mentionis.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Mentionnoun

    Oral or written expression, or recital of any thing.

    Etymology: mention, Fr. mentio, Latin.

    Think on me when it shall be well with thee; and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house. Gen. xl. 14.

    The Almighty introduces the proposal of his laws rather with the mention of some particular acts of kindness, than by reminding mankind of his severity. John Rogers, Sermons.

  2. To Mentionverb

    To write or express in words or writing.

    Etymology: mentionner, Fr. from the noun.

    I will mention the loving-kindnesses of the Lord, and the praises of the Lord. Isa. lxiii. 7.

    These mentioned by their names were princes in their families. 1 Chron. iv. 38.

    The rest of the acts of Jehoshaphat are written in the book of Jehu, who is mentioned in the book of Kings. 2 Chron.

    All his transgressions shall not be mentioned. Ezek. xviii.

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

  2. Mentionverb

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

  3. 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

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  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. Donald Trump:

    We have a President that made a fool out of himself the other night, he doesn't even mention the term. He refuses to use the term. Nobody understands why.

  2. Mark Leibovich:

    Clinton will probably get attacked and baited by one of the others...She is accustomed to this, and will be prepared and knows how to handle herself, she just needs to hit her notes, remind everyone that she's a competent and possibly historic figure -- and better than the campaign she has run to this point, not to mention the caricature that her opponents have perpetuated.

  3. Alyssa Milano:

    It's sad that Vice President Mike Pence is so dismissive of the American lives lost in Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs, and Parkland — not to mention the thousands of people killed every month by gun violence.

  4. Donald Trump:

    Joe Biden whole campaign is to hit Donald Trump. When a man has to mention my name 76 times in a speech, that means he's in trouble.

  5. Jessica Vaughan:

    The USCIS field director’s behavior was not only outrageous and reprehensible, but in violation of federal law and policy that ensure any law enforcement agency the ability to make arrests or conduct interviews in government facilities, i can not imagine any possible excuse for Jessica Vaughan actions, and it is doubly concerning that Jessica Vaughan apparently lied to the investigators about what Jessica Vaughan did. Jessica Vaughan needs to be fired, not to mention prosecuted.

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