- Mention is defined as the recognition of good work or service.
A second place award at the school track meet is an example of an honorable mention.
- The definition of mention is a brief statement.
A documentary that quickly talks about a historical figure is an example of a mention.
- To mention is defined as to talk about in passing.
Someone who only briefly talks about a friend in a conversation is an example of mention.
- a brief, often incidental, reference or statement
- a citing for honor
Origin of mentionMiddle English mencion from Old French mention from Classical Latin mentio from mens (gen. mentis), mind
- to refer to or speak about briefly or incidentally; specify, as by name
- to cite for honor
don't mention it
make mention of
not to mention
transitive verbmen·tioned, men·tion·ing, men·tions
- The act or an instance of mentioning something: He made no mention of the incident in his report. There was a mention of the play in the local newspaper.
- A statement or citation of honor or appreciation: Sponsors were given a special mention during the opening ceremony.
Origin of mentionFrom Middle English mencioun reference from Old French from Latin mentiō mentiōn-; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.
- A speaking or notice of anything, usually in a brief or cursory manner. Used especially in the phrase to make mention of.
(third-person singular simple present mentions, present participle mentioning, simple past and past participle mentioned)
From Old French mention, from Latin mentiÅ, mentionis.