comment

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v comment provide interlinear explanations for words or phrases "He annotated on what his teacher had written"
    • v comment explain or interpret something
    • v comment make or write a comment on "he commented the paper of his colleague"
    • n comment a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material "he wrote an extended comment on the proposal"
    • n comment a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account"
    • n comment a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people "the divorce caused much gossip"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Comment A note or observation intended to explain, illustrate, or criticise the meaning of a writing, book, etc.; explanation; annotation; exposition. "All the volumes of philosophy,
      With all their comments ."
    • Comment A remark, observation, or criticism; gossip; discourse; talk. "Their lavish comment when her name was named."
    • v. t Comment To comment on.
    • v. i Comment To make remarks, observations, or criticism; especially, to write notes on the works of an author, with a view to illustrate his meaning, or to explain particular passages; to write annotations; -- often followed by on or upon. "A physician to comment on your malady.""Critics . . . proceed to comment on him.""I must translate and comment ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • comment To make remarks or observations, as on an action, an event, a proceeding, or an opinion; especially, to write critical or expository notes on the works of an author.
    • comment To make remarks or notes upon; expound; discuss; annotate.
    • n comment A spoken or written remark or observation; a remark or note; especially, a written note intended as a criticism, explanation, or expansion of a passage in a book or other writing; annotation; explanation; exposition.
    • n comment Talk or discourse upon a particular subject; gossip.
    • n comment Synonyms Annotation, etc. Sec remark, n.
    • comment To feign; devise.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Comment kom′ent a note conveying an illustration or explanation: a remark, observation, criticism
    • v.i Comment (or kom-ent′) to make critical or explanatory notes: to annotate
    • v.i Comment (Shak.) to meditate
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Quotations

  • Abraham Lincoln
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    “Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators.”
  • Winston Churchill
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    “No comment is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again.”
  • Charles Prestwich Scott
    Charles Prestwich Scott
    “Comment is free but facts are sacred.”
  • Source Unknown
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    “Never forget the facts are important but it's the opinion of the facts that causes comment.”
  • Henri De Toulouse Lautrec
    Henri De Toulouse Lautrec
    “I paint things as they are. I don't comment. I record.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
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    “With prophecies the commentator is often a more important man than the prophet.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. commenter, L. commentari, to meditate upon, explain, v. intens. of comminisci, commentus, to reflect upon, invent; com-, + the root of meminisse, to remember, mens, mind. See Mind

Usage

In literature:

The papers commented upon this mysterious affair.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
They arose without comment, and followed him outside.
"Blazed Trail Stories" by Stewart Edward White
The scholars' written remarks, and the teacher's comments.
"The Teacher" by Jacob Abbott
She greeted me with a pleasant word, and took a seat opposite, making no reply to the jocular comment of her boarders.
"A Daughter of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
There are, however, a few comments on the methods to be employed in poetical renderings.
"Early Theories of Translation" by Flora Ross Amos
We are bound to comment that we believe it never would have occurred if a tactful, honest American officer had been in charge of the S. B.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
His comment on the remark was very like the rest of his comments.
"Laramie Holds the Range" by Frank H. Spearman
The workman took it, however, for a mocking comment on his sudden fluency.
"The Squirrel-Cage" by Dorothy Canfield
Then she repeated the ill-bred comment.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
But these comments did not affect Katherine.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
I could see it in the craning necks, the glances, the whispered comments, and the stare of mannerless men.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
His mother makes some fretful comment, she gives him a glance that he carries with him in the darkness.
"Floyd Grandon's Honor" by Amanda Minnie Douglas
Jim quoted Sara a good deal at first to Uncle Denny, whose usual comment was a grunt.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
I make no comment, but there it is.
"The Day of Judgment" by Joseph Hocking
Constance observed the unusual caution, but made no comment.
"The Diamond Coterie" by Lawrence L. Lynch
He seemed to have ideas and opinions formed by his own thought, not mere repetitions of reviews or newspaper comment.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
Wyllard, who made no comment, disappeared, and merely signed to her when he came back.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
One grinned and made comment.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Bud Jessup saw it, too, and without comment he stepped over and moved the iron to a safer position.
"Shoe-Bar Stratton" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
Don Jorge repeated the priest's words, and added his own laughing and boisterous comments.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
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In poetry:

Then from one ruler to another bound
They leade me: urging, that it was not found
What I taught: Comments would the text confound.
Was ever grief like mine?
"The Sacrifice" by George Herbert
Such are thy secrets, which my life makes good,
And comments on thee: for in ev'ry thing
Thy words do finde me out, and parallels bring,
And in another make me understood.
"The Holy Scriptures" by George Herbert
    'My feet are Moorgate, and my heart
    Under my feet. After the event
    He wept. He promisd "a new start."
    I made no comment. What should I resent?'
"The Waste Land" by T S Eliot
These wise men were the pedlers three,
As you and all the world may see,
By reading to the end; For commentators have mistook,
In paraphrasing on a book They did not understand.
"A Commentary On The Eastern Wise Men, Travelling To Bethlehem, Guided" by Thomas Paine
So we o'ershroud stars and roses,
Cherub and trophy and garland;
Nothings grow something which quietly closes
Heaven's earnest eye: not a glimpse of the far land
Gets through our comments and glozes.
"Master Hugues Of Saxe-Gotha" by Robert Browning
The bottom of the grave was thickly strewn with white roses,
And for such a grave kings will sigh where the poet now reposes;
And many of the wreaths were much observed and commented upon,
And conspicuous amongst them was one from Mrs Gladstone.
"Death and Burial of Lord Tennyson" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Post by Doug Pacey / The News Tribune on June 30, 2009 at 5:56 pm with No Comments.
I was procrastinating about commenting on the candidates who are running along with me in the upcoming special election for the Ward F City Council seat on Nov 6.
Opinion December 1, 2010 0 Comments.
Post your comments in the guestbook.
Post by Todd Milles / The News Tribune on July 11, 2012 at 9:04 am with 3 Comments.
Post by Brian O'Neill on June 19, 2011 at 5:49 pm with 10 Comments.
We have stopped allowing anonymous comments on stories of this nature because of an onslaught of vile, rude, inappropriate comments.
In my last blog I commented on what was done at the Winter Meetings by the Twins and commented on some of the Minor League signings that they have made.
Register makes switch to Facebook comments register, switch, comments, tried, facebook, hasn, online.
A northeast Kansas newspaper has been ordered to identify a person who posted a comment on its website about a story on a murder trial for which that commenter was serving as a juror.
Landfill magnate Fred Heebe filed a civil defamation suit Monday against a frequent commenter on NOLA.com, alleging that the commenter -- who uses the handle "Henry L. Mencken1951" -- is actually an assistant US attorney.
I want to reply to Arlene C Harris, whose letter to the editor, "Grandmother mad about comments," in the July 16 edition of The Lancaster News, referred to my online comments about her daughter.
This comment by Chris Currie was pasted in the comments on my thread on cooperation below.
Bair said she is looking for additional comment on the down-payment requirement as the comment period begins.
Gary Thorne is a hockey commentator for ABC and ESPN, a veteran baseball commentator and a former assistant district attorney.
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In science:

Let us comment the results we have obtained numerically.
Electron states in a one-dimensional random binary alloy
Petersson for many helpful comments and discussions.
Matter Correlations in Branched Polymers
These two methods have been pursued extensively in the literature and here we will not comment them further on.
AdS/CFT Correspondence and Type 0 String Theory
The fitted magnetic field strengths (Bθ ), and their associated 1σ errors are summarized in Table 3, while comments on individual sources appear in §3.2.
OH Zeeman Magnetic Field Detections Toward Five Supernova Remnants Using the VLA
I also wish to thank Kenji Iohara, Masao Jinzenji, Akishi Kato and Minoru Wakimoto for valuable discussions and comments.
Algebraic structures on quasi-primary states in superconformal algebras
Perry, “Comment on ‘Simple measure for complexity’ ”, Phys.
Response to Comments on "Simple Measure for Complexity"
We thank Derek Fox, Daniel Holz, Yuri Levin, Mike Muno, Tod Strohmayer, Chris Thompson, Greg Ushomirsky, Marten van Kerkwijk and Ellen Zweibel for valuable discussions and comments.
Rotational Evolution During Type I X-Ray Bursts
Such a point of view must be commented. It is a right prerequisite that the generator must be unpredictable for particles, but referring to above “physical” generator it is not clear: If particles have “consciousness” such a generator can also be a “pseudo” one.
Bell's theorem, entanglement, and common sense
It is a pleasure to thank David Fisher, Pierre de la Harpe, Ashley Reiter, Jennifer Taback, and the referee for their comments and corrections.
Problems on the geometry of finitely generated solvable groups
Strebel, Almost finitely presented soluble groups, Comment.
Problems on the geometry of finitely generated solvable groups
Finally we comment on the generalization to higher cardinals.
On the consistency of the definable tree property on \aleph_1
Finally in section (7) we comment on the consistency of the definable tree property on higher cardinals with GCH.
On the consistency of the definable tree property on \aleph_1
Comments on the assumptions and the results 2.4.
Occupation Time Fluctuations in Branching Systems
Here we make a comment on the GSO pro jection.
Worldsheet and Spacetime Properties of p-p' System with B Field and Noncommutative Geometry
Now Zaslavsky counted the number of regions obtained when an open convex set is cut by hyperplanes (see his Theorem 3.2 and the comments at the bottom of p. 275).
Semigroups, rings, and Markov chains
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