mention

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v mention make mention of "She observed that his presentation took up too much time","They noted that it was a fine day to go sailing"
    • v mention commend "he was cited for his outstanding achievements"
    • v mention make reference to "His name was mentioned in connection with the invention"
    • n mention an official recognition of merit "although he didn't win the prize he did get special mention"
    • n mention a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage "the student's essay failed to list several important citations","the acknowledgments are usually printed at the front of a book","the article includes mention of similar clinical cases"
    • n mention a remark that calls attention to something or someone "she made frequent mention of her promotion","there was no mention of it","the speaker made several references to his wife"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Almonds and pistachios are the only nuts mentioned in the Bible.
    • n Mention A speaking or notice of anything, -- usually in a brief or cursory manner. Used especially in the phrase to make mention of. "I will make mention of thy righteousness.""And sleep in dull, cold marble, where no mention Of me more must be heard of."
    • v. t Mention mĕn"shŭn To make mention of; to speak briefly of; to name. "I will mention the loving-kindnesses of the Lord."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Salt is mentioned more than 30 times in the Bible.
    • n mention Statement about or reference to a person or thing; notice or remark; especially, assertion or statement without details or particulars.
    • n mention Indication; evidence.
    • n mention Note; reputation.
    • n mention Report; account.
    • mention To make mention of; speak of briefly or cursorily; speak of; name; refer to.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The skipper's real name on Gilligan's Island is Jonas Grumby. It was mentioned once in the first episode on their radio's newscast about the wreck.
    • n Mention men′shun a brief notice: a hint
    • v.t Mention to notice briefly: to remark: to name
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Quotations

  • Michael Monahan
    Michael Monahan
    “In making up the character of God, the old theologians failed to mention that He is of infinite cheerfulness. The omission has caused the world much tribulation.”
  • Thomas Haynes Bayly
    Thomas Haynes Bayly
    “Oh! no! we never mention her, her name is never heard; my lips are now forbid to speak, that once familiar word.”
  • John Wolcot
    John Wolcot
    “What desire for fame attends both great and small; better be damned than mentioned not at all!”
  • Jane Austen
    Jane%20Austen
    “You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for your nerves. They are my old friends. I have heard you mention them with consideration these twenty years at least.”
  • J. J. Procter
    J. J. Procter
    “There are things of deadly earnest that can only be mentioned under the cover of a joke.”
  • Georg Hegel
    Georg%20Hegel
    “When liberty is mentioned, we must always be careful to observe whether it is not really the assertion of private interests which is thereby designated.”

Idioms

Don't mention it - This is used as a response to being thanked, suggesting that the help given was no trouble.
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Don't mention the war - This means that you shouldn't speak about things that could cause an argument or tension.This idiom was used in a classic episode of the much-loved British comedy series Fawlty Towers. As a consequence if you use this phrase in Britain, listeners will understand you to be referring to Germans, or just start laughing.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. mencioun, F. mention, L. mentio, from the root of meminisse, to remember. See Mind

Usage

In literature:

These things were never mentioned.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
The earliest mention of it seems to be in the year 1678.
"The Science of Fairy Tales" by Edwin Sidney Hartland
Then again Norman himself had not mentioned it when he paid that visit to the hospital within a few hours of his death.
"The Opal Serpent" by Fergus Hume
Other differences, worthy mentioning, we know none in these points.
"Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'" by William Bradford
Ralegh's name is not mentioned in the narrative in Hakluyt.
"Sir Walter Ralegh" by William Stebbing
We must now go back a few years in order to mention the great losses that the cathedral sustained in 1215.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Rochester" by G. H. Palmer
These trivial things I mention as an assurance to you that I never have forgotten the fascination of that old pursuit.
"The Life of Charles Dickens, Vol. I-III, Complete" by John Forster
It is singular that these beautiful appearances are nowhere mentioned by the ancients.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Now, it is important to notice that Dugdale mentions neither of these ladies.
"Shakespeare's Family" by Mrs. C. C. Stopes
Mr. Smellie, in his "Philosophy of Natural History," mentions a curious instance of the intellectual faculty of a dog.
"Anecdotes of Dogs" by Edward Jesse
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In poetry:

Then of those in the dust who dwell,
May there kindly mention be,
When the birds that build in the branches tell
Of the planting of the tree.
"The Future Of Australia" by Mary Hannay Foott
LUIS. Oh, that name
Do not mention! do not kill me
By repeating what doth thrill me
To the centre of my frame
As with lightning. Yes, I know
That at length Polonia died.
"The Purgatory Of St. Patrick - Act III" by Denis Florence MacCarthy
I did not see - such sights to me
Appallingly are grim;
But for a girl of sunny curl
I would not mention him,
That English lad with grin so glad,
And racing togs so trim.
"Rivera Honeymoon" by Robert W Service
"You are old," said the youth, "as I mentioned before,
And have grown most uncommonly fat;
Yet you turned a back-somersault in at the door —
Pray, what is the reason of that?"
"Father William" by Lewis Carroll
Thro' the rare red heather we danced together
(O love my Willie,) and smelt for flowers:
I must mention again it was glorious weather,
Rhymes are so scarce in this world of ours:
"Lovers And A Reflection" by Charles Stuart Calverley
Then we played again, till I said--"My Dear,
This pain in my side, it has grown severe;
I ought to have mentioned I'm past three-score,
And I fear that I scarcely can play any more!"
"A Song Of The Greenaway Child" by Henry Austin Dobson

In news:

Kanye West's ' Clique ' Verse Mentions Kim Kardashian's Sex Tape + More.
Here are this week's winners, starting with honorable mentions.
He also mentioned, referring to the apartments, building has stopped and can't continue until Vigo County Commissioners approve Cobblestone 's zoning change.
And did we mention scantily-clad waitresses.
About 10% of FDA approved drugs now mention genetic tests on their labels, relating to genes known to control how the drug is metabolized.
Mention third-party commissioning and its benefits.
Now he has put his money where his mouth is, not to mention the rest of him.
He forgot to mention taxes.
Standouts this season were all-conference Becca Hass and all-conference honorable mention Coutrney Congor.
Several reports have mentioned the Charlotte Bobcats as being a possible target for contraction by the NBA.
Remember that tab we mentioned in photo #2.
So bad, apparently MSNBC producers were told not to mention it on the air today.
As mentioned in last month's message to you, for anyone who wants to nominate a student to be considered for the Honors Program at LIS, the nomination period is officially open.
As I mentioned in last week's 4-H News, it's time for Washington County youth to register for 4-H.
Just mention " Wing It " to your server when you order.
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In science:

At first, we define the correlation function mentioned in §1.
Scaling Law and Aging Phenomena in the Random Energy Model
The phase diagrams in the Γ – α plane for the two mentioned values of Ω0 are shown in Fig. 20.
Thermodynamic properties of the periodic nonuniform spin-1/2 isotropic XY chains in a transverse field
As mentioned above, we expect chiral symmetry to be restored at high temperatures .
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
We mention only the most important results in the sections below.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
As mentioned, because of the compact/noncompact structure of the final answer, the supersymmetric formulation is the natural approach to this problem.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
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