What does mention mean?

Definitions for mention
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. Nicklaus Cantlay:

    I was looking for a little redemption this week, and that has to do with me feeling really comfortable on the golf course and liking it a lot. Not to mention Ive been playing really well, so it feels like a win has been coming. You always have to put yourself in contention. And you start winning a couple, and you figure out how to do it, and hopefully it keeps happening.

  2. Wendy Yeung:

    I feel very depressed myself, not to mention my children, they are always asking: 'When can we go out to play? Where can I go? What else can I do?'.

  3. Sergio Alcocer:

    We have cases of violence in different parts of the world, within the United States we know there has been this kind of violence in the area of Missouri, to mention just one case.

  4. Mary Lou Retton:

    There's numbers, i never looked at numbers until recently. I want to at least try to reach a couple of numbers that I won't mention. Just go one at a time and hopefully will be there one day.

  5. Marzuki Darusman:

    They said that other people will take over, and the hardliners will be taking over, they wouldn't have to mention that to us, but I don't know. I'm taking it at face value.

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