mention meaning

  • NounPLmentionsPREmé-SUF-tion
    1. A speaking or notice of anything, usually in a brief or cursory manner. Used especially in the phrase to make mention of.
    2. VerbSGmentionsPRmentioningPT, PPmentioned
      1. To make a short reference to something.
        1. Finance is seldom romantic. But the idea of peer-to-peer lending comes close. This is an industry that brings together individual savers and lenders on online platforms. [ …] Banks and credit-card firms are kept out of the picture. Talk to enough people in the field and someone is bound to mention the “democratisation of finance”.
      2. (philosophy, linguistics) To utter an word or expression in order to refer to the expression itself, as opposed to its usual referent.
      3. More Examples
        1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
          • My grandfather mentioned the problem to Lord Fermoy, whom he knew through the British Legion. and Lord Fermoy said he would put in a good word.
          • After mentioning her ex boyfriend, she started to go red.
          • I barely mentioned the band's name before he went off on one about how commercial the top forty is these days.
        2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
          • Apocalypses of Adam and Abraham (Epiphanius) and of Elias (Jerome) are also mentioned.

      Meaning of mention for the defined word.

      Grammatically, this word "mention" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a reporting verb.
      • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
        1. Nouns
          • Countable nouns
          • Verbs
            • Reporting verbs
          Difficultness: Level 1
          Easy     ➨     Difficult
          Definiteness: Level 8
          Definite    ➨     Versatile
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