What does mention mean?

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ˈmɛn ʃənmen·tion

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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)

    commend

    "he was cited for his outstanding achievements"

Wiktionary

  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.

    Etymology: From mention, from mentio, mentionis.

  2. mention(Verb)

    To make a short reference to something.

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Mention(verb)

    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.]

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

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. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    It is a good habit to thank always the bridge which takes you to the other side or to mention the name of the bridge or to take the photo of it or to repair it if you can! In short, do something good for those who do goodness for you!

  2. Glaser Weil:

    At no point in his tenure was there any mention by his superiors or human resources of any misconduct or an inability to adhere to professional conduct, any slanderous accusations to the contrary will be vigorously defended.

  3. Genelle Holgerson:

    We feel lucky today that she is alive, it has cost me and my family lost wages not to mention stress and heartache.

  4. Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi:

    Among the often desperate young unemployed, the call to jihadism has worked, four thousand Tunisians have joined jihad, in Syria, Libya and elsewhere, and some 500 have already come back here, where they pose a threat. That is not to mention the five or six thousand others we have succeeded in preventing from leaving.

  5. Bill Clinton:

    It used to be — and I was talking to President Obama about this the other day — it used to be that you would do an event like this and then you would shake hands with people and they would talk to you, they would say, 'I liked what you said about this' or 'You didn't mention that' or 'Can I tell you this?' And it was a constant learning and absorbing experience.

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