What does remark mean?

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. remark, comment, inputnoun

    a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information

    "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account"

  2. remarkverb

    explicit notice

    "it passed without remark"

  3. 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"

  4. comment, notice, remark, point outverb

    make or write a comment on

    "he commented the paper of his colleague"


  1. remarknoun

    A mark that replaces another mark.

  2. remarkverb

    To mark again (a piece of work).

  3. Etymology: From remarquer, from re- + marquer; see mark.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. REMARKnoun

    Observation; note; notice taken.

    Etymology: remarque, Fr.

    He cannot distinguish difficult and noble speculations from trifling and vulgar remarks. Jeremy Collier, on Pride.

  2. To Remarkverb

    Etymology: remarquer, Fr.

    It is easy to observe what has been remarked, that the names of simple ideas are the least liable to mistakes. John Locke.

    The pris’ner Samson here I seek.
    —— His manacles remark him, there he sits. John Milton.


  1. remark

    A remark is a statement or comment that is made to express an opinion or provide information, often in response to something else. It could be spoken or written and may be formal or informal in nature.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Remarknoun

    to mark in a notable manner; to distinquish clearly; to make noticeable or conspicuous; to piont out

  2. Remarknoun

    to take notice of, or to observe, mentally; as, to remark the manner of a speaker

  3. Remarknoun

    to express in words or writing, as observed or noticed; to state; to say; -- often with a substantive clause; as, he remarked that it was time to go

  4. Remarkverb

    to make a remark or remarks; to comment

  5. Remarknoun

    act of remarking or attentively noticing; notice or observation

  6. Remarknoun

    the expression, in speech or writing, of something remarked or noticed; the mention of that which is worthy of attention or notice; hence, also, a casual observation, comment, or statement; as, a pertinent remark

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Remark

    rē-märk′, v.t. to mark or take notice of: to express what one thinks or sees: to say.—n. words regarding anything: notice: any distinguishing mark on an engraving or etching indicating a certain state of the plate before completion, also a print or proof bearing this special remark—also Remarque′.—adj. Remark′able, deserving remark or notice: distinguished: famous: that may excite admiration or wonder: strange: extraordinary.—n. Remark′ableness.—adv. Remark′ably.—adj. Remarked′, conspicuous: bearing a remark, as an etching.—n. Remark′er. [O. Fr. remarquerre-, inten., marquer, to mark.]

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Remark is ranked #140157 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Remark surname appeared 119 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Remark.

    93.2% or 111 total occurrences were White.
    5.8% or 7 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'remark' in Nouns Frequency: #1345

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'remark' in Verbs Frequency: #645

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of remark in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of remark in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of remark in a Sentence

  1. Bill Clinton:

    The other thing I want to make a funny comment about is Steve Cohen’s remark that I was just a stand-in for the first black president, i’m happy to do that.

  2. Capitol Hill:

    I called him' Mr. One Minute' or' One Minute Man,' or something, i didn't even think about it that way, but he was like,' I can also be Mr. Five Minute Man or Mr. Whatever Minute Man You Want.' It was in front of people, and the rest of us were all looking at each other. One of my young colleagues said,' Well, that took a turn.''' Capitol Hill, in an interview with CNN, said that Capitol Hill would not reveal who made the inappropriate remark but said soon after speaking up about it, Capitol Hill heard from other female members of Congress who had heard a similar joke line from him. Capitol Hill said Capitol Hill thought about it and decided it needed to be called out and used as a teaching moment.

  3. Sergey Ivanov:

    There wasn't a single remark or concern expressed on its ecological safety.

  4. Charlie Chaplin:

    I went into the business for the money, and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark, I can't help it. It's the truth.

  5. Wendy Sherman:

    This is not a full-flown marriage in all ways, shapes and form, but they are certainly going to work together, but they will also work for advantage with each other, it was quite interesting that President Putin made a remark that President Putin knew that Xi Jinping had concerns about what Xi Jinping was doing in Ukraine.

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  • poznamenat, poznámkaCzech
  • BemerkungGerman
  • observaciónSpanish
  • اظهارPersian
  • kommentoida, osoittaa, huomio, huomata, huomauttaa, huomautus, panna merkille, havaintoFinnish
  • remarqueFrench
  • टिप्पणीHindi
  • դիտողությունArmenian
  • ucapanIndonesian
  • puntualizzazione, battuta, caveat, considerazioneItalian
  • 述べる, 発言, 但書き, 注目, 注意書き, 評する, 注意, 言及Japanese
  • ಹೇಳಿಕೆKannada
  • bemerkeNorwegian
  • komentować, zauważyć, skomentować, uwagaPolish
  • observar, [[fazer]] ([[uma]]) [[observação]], observaçãoPortuguese
  • observație, remarcăRomanian
  • замечание, пометка, примечаниеRussian
  • கருத்துTamil
  • 備註Chinese

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