• WordNet 3.6
    • v remark 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 remark make or write a comment on "he commented the paper of his colleague"
    • n remark explicit notice "it passed without remark"
    • n remark a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information "from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There was a book written fourteen years before the sinking of the Titanic happened titled "Futility" by Morgan Robertson. This book was remarkably similar to the tragedy that happened to the Titanic in 1912
    • Remark (Engraving) A small design etched on the margin of a plate and supposed to be removed after the earliest proofs have been taken; also, any feature distinguishing a particular stage of the plate.
    • Remark Act of remarking or attentively noticing; notice or observation. "The cause, though worth the search, may yet elude
      Conjecture and remark , however shrewd."
    • Remark The expression, in speech or writing, of something remarked or noticed; the mention of that which is worthy of attention or notice; hence, also, a casual observation, comment, or statement; as, a pertinent remark .
    • Remark To express in words or writing, as observed or noticed; to state; to say; -- often with a substantive clause; as, he remarked that it was time to go.
    • v. i Remark To make a remark or remarks; to comment.
    • Remark To mark in a notable manner; to distinquish clearly; to make noticeable or conspicuous; to piont out. "Thou art a man remarked to taste a mischief.""His manacles remark him; there he sits."
    • Remark To take notice of, or to observe, mentally; as, to remark the manner of a speaker.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry remarked, "They'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run." On July 20, 1969, a few hours after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, Gaylord Perry hit his first, and only, home run.
    • remark To observe; note in the mind; take notice of without audible expression.
    • remark To express, as a thought that has occurred to the speaker or writer; utter or write by way of comment or observation.
    • remark To mark; point out; distinguish.
    • remark To make observations; observe.
    • n remark The act of remarking or taking notice; notice or observation.
    • n remark A notice, note, or comment; an observation: as, the remarks of an advocate; the remarks made in conversation; the remarks of a critic.
    • n remark Noticeable appearance; note.
    • n remark In line-engraving and etching: A distinguishing mark or peculiarity of any kind, indicating any particular state of the plate prior to its completion. The remark may be a slight sketch made by the engraver on the margin of his plate, or it may consist merely in the absence of certain detail or features of the finished work. Thus, in a first proof of an etching the absence of retouching with the dry point, or of a final rebiting, constitutes a remark; or in a line-engraving it may consist in the presence or absence of some minor object, or of certain lines representing texture or shading, which in a later state of the plate are removed or added.
    • n remark A print or proof bearing or characterized by a remark; a remarked proof, or remark proof. Also written remarque. Synonyms Remark, Observation, Comment, Commentary, Reflection, Note, Annotation, Gloss. A remark is brief and cursory, suggested by present circumstances and presumably without previous thought. An observation is made with some thought and care. A comment is a remark or observation bearing closely upon some situation of facts, some previous utterance, or some published work. Remark may be substituted by modesty for observation. When printed, remarks, observations, or comments may be called reflections: as, Burke's “Reflections on the Revolution in France”; when they are systematic in explanation of a work, they may be called a commentary: as Lange's “Commentary on Matthew.” A note is primarily a brief writing to help the memory; then a marginal comment: notes is sometimes used modestly for commentary: as, Barnes's “Notes on the Psalms”; Trench's “Notes on the Parables.” A marginal comment is more definitely expressed by annotation. A gloss is a comment made for the purpose of explanation, especially upon a word or passage in a foreign language or a peculiar dialect.
    • remark To mark anew or a second time.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The genre of art known as Cubism derived its name from a belittling remark made by Matisse in reference to a Graque painting. Matisse said that the landscape looked as though it were wholly made up of little cubes.
    • v.t Remark rē-märk′ to mark or take notice of: to express what one thinks or sees: to say
    • n Remark words regarding anything: notice: any distinguishing mark on an engraving or etching indicating a certain state of the plate before completion, also a print or proof bearing this special remark—also Remarque′
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  • Matthew Prior
    “And 'tis remarkable that they talk most who have the least to say.”
  • Oliver Wendell Holmes
    “Nothing is so commonplace has the wish to be remarkable.”
  • Federico Mayor
    Federico Mayor
    “Critical remarks are only made by people who love you.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “History is one of the most remarkable things in our lives. The mere fact it occurred makes it remarkable.”
  • Gertrude Stein
    “Remarks are not literature.”
  • Franklin P. Jones
    “The British have a remarkable talent for keeping calm, even when there is no crisis.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. remarquer,; pref. re-, re- + marquer, to mark, marque, a mark, of German origin, akin to E. mark,. See Mark (v. & n.)


In literature:

As Gaffin made the last remark, Jacob, with his little charge, entered the cottage.
"Won from the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
Many persons, it must be owned, described Julius as remarkably ugly.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
But his first remark was on quite a different matter.
"A True Friend" by Adeline Sergeant
They, however, immediately sent off a courier to inform Czar Ivan Vasilievitsch of the remarkable occurrence.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
It was remarked at this time that Paris had never before been so full of objects of elegance and luxury.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
The same remarks apply to attracting atoms and molecules.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
If there has been an unkind word in my remarks I did not intend it, and am sorry for having uttered it.
"A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention" by Lucius Eugene Chittenden
Now about that I have only two remarks to make, and I will make them very briefly.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
His senses are remarkably acute.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Jeitteles, also, remarks on the close similarity of the Hungarian dog and wolf.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I." by Charles Darwin

In poetry:

"And if so be as how
You'll let her come aboard ship,
I'll take her with me now."
"Get out!" remarked his Lordship.
"Joe Golightly - Or, The First Lord's Daughter" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Thuswise for nigh on twenty year,
As I remarked before
Dan cumfuscated them two wives
And sailed from shore to shore.
"The Tearful Tale Of Captain Dan" by Ellis Parker Butler
Prince Curlilocks remarked one day
To Princess Dimplecheek,
"I haven't had a real good play
For more than 'most a week."
"The Two Bears" by Carolyn Wells
"A dear uncle of mine (after whom I was named)
Remarked, when I bade him farewell—"
"Oh, skip your dear uncle!" the Bellman exclaimed,
As he angrily tingled his bell.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
"A dear uncle of mine (after whom I was named)
Remarked, when I bade him farewell—"
"Oh, skip your dear uncle!" the Bellman exclaimed,
As he angrily tingled his bell.
"Fit The Third - The Baker's Tale" by Lewis Carroll
And thou hast spent much time in talk with me
Busied with thoughts and fancies vainly grand,
Nor hast remarked, O fool, neither dost see
How lightly I have fled beneath thy hand."
"Opportunity : From Machiavelli" by James Elroy Flecker

In news:

This alone would be a remarkable accomplishment for a bird.
It was a remarkable reunion in Northeast Philadelphia Thursday between graduates of a local school, and a 9/11 survivor.
Herman Cain's remarks add to ongoing discussion of black politics.
The remarkable career of 9-year-old.
Arturo O'Farrill introduced the 88-year-old legend Bebo Valdes (pictured) by remarking on his astonishing energy and enthusiasm.
Some of the remarkable trees in this White Mountains forest are nearly 5,000 years old.
Remembering a Remarkable Man—and his Motorcycle.
Prepared introductory remarks for the Arthur N Rupe Great Debate: Torture and the Law, University of California at Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, February 19, 2009.
David Broder 's remarkable life and career.
Up north in the union stronghold of King County, a remarkable thing is happening.
Aides dubbed his remarks a pre- buttal to the president's own, and early-arriving partisans heard a recorded medley of rock music that included 'It's Still the Same.
IT might seem remarkable that there's more to say about our late Bailout Age.
Taking at least one aspect of his criticism to heart, I will endeavor to be less bland in my remarks this time.
Actress Cynthia Nixon is trying to clarify her earlier remarks that got her in hot water with some fellow LGBT rights activists.
With his remark that the Cambridge, Mass.

In science:

We remark that the n-th zero of the derivative is a quadratic function of the zero crossing time tzero : n ∝ t2 zero .
Finesse and mirror speed measurement for a suspended Fabry-Perot cavity using the ringing effect
We remark that Mz ,z ′ ,ξ degenerates into M θ if z , z ′ → ∞, ξ → 0 in such a way that zz ′ ξ → θ.
Determinantal random point fields
Remark: Since κi are homomorphisms for left modules and antihomomorphism for right modules, kerκi are ideals in B .
Locally trivial quantum vector bundles and associated vector bundles
Remark: Let the family (ei )i∈I be a linear basis in V .
Locally trivial quantum vector bundles and associated vector bundles
Remark: This is also called co-tensor product of P and F .
Locally trivial quantum vector bundles and associated vector bundles