1. Act of remarking or attentively noticing; notice or observation.
The cause, though worth the search, may yet elude
Conjecture and remark, however shrewd. --Cowper.
2. 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.
Syn: -- Observation; note; comment; annotation.
Re·mark v. i. To make a remark or remarks; to comment.
Re·mark v. t. [imp. & p. p. Remarked p. pr. & vb. n. Remarking.]
1. To mark in a notable manner; to distinquish clearly; to make noticeable or conspicuous; to piont out. [Obs.]
Thou art a man remarked to taste a mischief. --Ford.
His manacles remark him; there he sits. --Milton.
2. To take notice of, or to observe, mentally; as, to remark the manner of a speaker.
3. 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.
Syn: -- To observe; notice; heed; regard; note; say.
Usage: -- Remark, Observe, Notice. To observe is to keep or hold a thing distinctly before the mind. To remark is simply to mark or take note of whatever may come up. To notice implies still less continuity of attention. When we turn from these mental states to the expression of them in language, we find the same distinction. An observation is properly the result of somewhat prolonged thought; a remark is usually suggested by some passing occurence; a notice is in most cases something cursory and short. This distinction is not always maintained as to remark and observe, which are often used interchangeably. “Observing men may form many judgments by the rules of similitude and proportion.” --I. Watts. “He can not distinguish difficult and noble speculations from trifling and vulgar remarks.” --Collier. “The thing to be regarded, in taking notice of a child's miscarriage, is what root it springs from.” --Locke.
Re·marque n. Also Remark. Engraving (a) 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. (b) A print or proof so distinguished; -- commonly called a Remarque+proof">Remarque proof.
n 1: a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief;
"from time to time she contributed a personal comment on
his account" [syn: comment]
2: explicit notice; "it passed without remark"
v 1: make mention of; "She observed that his presentation took up
too much time"; "They noted that it was a fine day to go
sailing" [syn: note, observe, mention]
2: make or write a comment on; "he commented the paper of his
colleague" [syn: comment, notice, point out]