Mention meaning

mĕnshən
The definition of mention is a brief statement.

A documentary that quickly talks about a historical figure is an example of a mention.

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To speak or write about, especially briefly or incidentally.

I mentioned your idea during the conversation. She mentioned that she was going to be five minutes late.

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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.

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A brief, often incidental, reference or statement.
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A citing for honor.
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To refer to or speak about briefly or incidentally; specify, as by name.
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To cite for honor.
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A speaking or notice of anything, usually in a brief or cursory manner. Used especially in the phrase to make mention of.
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To make a short reference to something.
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A statement or citation of honor or appreciation.

Sponsors were given a special mention during the opening ceremony.

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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.

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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.

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not to mention
  • In addition to; as well as.
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don't mention it
  • You're welcome; expressions of thanks are not necessary.
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make mention of
  • To mention.
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not to mention
  • With it being hardly necessary even to mention.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of mention

  • From Middle English mencioun reference from Old French from Latin mentiō mentiōn- men-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French mention, from Latin mentiō, mentionis.

    From Wiktionary