[kom-ent] /ˈkɒm ɛnt/
a remark, observation, or criticism:
a comment about the weather.
His frequent absences gave rise to comment.
a criticism or interpretation, often by implication or suggestion:
The play is a comment on modern society.
a user response to published content on the Internet, written in a designated “Comments” section, often below the published content:
There were many online comments criticizing the author.
a note in explanation, expansion, or criticism of a passage in a book, article, or the like; annotation.
explanatory or critical matter added to a text.
Also called rheme. Linguistics. the part of a sentence that communicates new information about the topic.
Compare (def 4).
verb (used without object)
to make remarks, observations, or criticisms:
He refused to comment on the decision of the court.
to write explanatory or critical notes upon a text.
verb (used with object)
to make comments or remarks on; furnish with comments; annotate.
a remark, criticism, or observation
talk or gossip
a note explaining or criticizing a passage in a text
explanatory or critical matter added to a text
when intr, often foll by on; when tr, takes a clause as object. to remark or express an opinion
(intransitive) to write notes explaining or criticizing a text
late 14c., from Old French coment “commentary” or directly from Late Latin commentum “comment, interpretation,” in classical Latin “invention, fabrication, fiction,” neuter past participle of comminisci “to contrive, devise,” from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + base of meminisse “to remember,” related to mens (genitive mentis) “mind” (see mind (n.)). The Latin word meaning “something invented” was taken by Isidore and other Christian theologians for “interpretation, annotation.” No comment as a stock refusal to answer a journalist’s question is first recorded 1950, from Truman’s White House press secretary, Charles Ross.
early 15c., from Middle French commenter (15c.), from Latin commentari, from commentum (see comment (n.)). Related: Commented; commenting.
[kom-ent] /ˈkɒm ɛnt/ noun 1. a remark, observation, or criticism: a comment about the weather. 2. gossip; talk: His frequent absences gave rise to comment. 3. a criticism or interpretation, often by implication or suggestion: The play is a comment on modern society. 4. a user response to published content on the Internet, written in […]
- Comment out
programming To surround a section of code with comment delimiters or to prefix every line in the section with a comment marker. This prevents it from being compiled or interpreted. It is often done to temporarily disable the code, e.g. during debugging or when the code is redundant or obsolete, but is being left in […]
[kom-ers] /ˈkɒm ərs/ noun 1. an interchange of goods or commodities, especially on a large scale between different countries (foreign commerce) or between different parts of the same country (domestic commerce) trade; business. 2. social relations, especially the exchange of views, attitudes, etc. 3. sexual intercourse. 4. intellectual or spiritual interchange; communion. 5. (initial capital […]
noun 1. a concern that investigates for the benefit of its subscribers the financial standing, reputation, and credit rating of individuals, firms, corporations, or others.