Mention Definition

mĕnshən
mentioned, mentions
verb
mentioned, mentions
To refer to or speak about briefly or incidentally; specify, as by name.
Webster's New World
To cite for honor.
Webster's New World
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.
YourDictionary

To make a short reference to something.

Wiktionary
noun
mentions
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.
American Heritage
A brief, often incidental, reference or statement.
Webster's New World
A citing for honor.
Webster's New World
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.
YourDictionary
A speaking or notice of anything, usually in a brief or cursory manner. Used especially in the phrase to make mention of.
Wiktionary
Antonyms:
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idiom
not to mention
  • In addition to; as well as.
American Heritage
don't mention it
  • you're welcome; expressions of thanks are not necessary
Webster's New World
make mention of
  • to mention
Webster's New World
not to mention
  • with it being hardly necessary even to mention
Webster's New World

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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

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