Com"ment Commenting.] [F. commenter, L. commentary to meditate upon, explain, v. intens, of comminisci, commentus, to reflect upon, invent; com- + the root of meminisse to remember, mens mind. See Mind.]

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. Shak.

Critics . . . proceed to comment on him. Dryden.

I must translate and comment. Pope.


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Com"ment, v. t.

To comment on.




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Com"ment, n. [Cf. OF. comment.]


A remark, observation, or criticism; gossip; discourse; talk.

Their lavish comment when her name was named. Tennyson.


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. Prior.


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