What does mention mean?

Definitions for mention
ˈmɛn ʃənmen·tion

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word mention.

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.

  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.

ChatGPT

  1. mention

    Mention refers to the act of referring to someone or something in speech or writing. It involves a brief or indirect reference to or citation of a person, situation, event, or object. Mention can also mean the recognition or acknowledgement given to someone by expressing their name or referring to their work.

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.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. MENTION

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Mention is ranked #60347 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Mention surname appeared 334 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Mention.

    89.8% or 300 total occurrences were Black.
    5% or 17 total occurrences were White.
    2.4% or 8 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 7 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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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

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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. Pete Buttigieg:

    I believe the best way to defeat Donald Trump and deliver for the American people is to broaden and galvanize the majority that supports us on the critical issues, bernie Sanders believes in an inflexible ideological revolution that leaves out most Democrats, not to mention most Americans.

  2. Getty Images:

    That mention of border and immigration security was lip service. Nothing more. No vision, no strategy, just a wish list and another hollow push for immigration reform legislation. I think the President may have forgotten he has authority to fix the crisis NOW.

  3. Pete Buttigieg:

    I believe the best way to defeat Donald Trump and deliver for the American people is to broaden and galvanize the majority that supports us on the critical issues, sen. Sanders believes in an inflexible ideological revolution that leaves out most Democrats, not to mention most Americans.

  4. Andy Slavitt:

    In 2015 we conducted 27 financial and operational reviews, 16 in-person visits, and had 43 formal communications, not to mention hundreds of phone calls. And we've kept the states up to speed on every important interaction to help inform their regulatory actions.

  5. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio:

    I also recognize that because of the existence of over-the-counter morning after, not to mention medical treatment that's now available immediately after the assault, that should be widely available to victims, we can bring that number down to zero.

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