mention

  • 1 mention — [ mɑ̃sjɔ̃ ] n. f. • fin XIIe; lat. mentio 1 ♦ Action de nommer, de citer, de signaler. « Si Josèphe a fait mention de Jésus » (Renan). Il n en est pas fait mention dans cet ouvrage. Événement digne de mention. 2 ♦ Brève note donnant une précision …

    Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 2 mention — Mention, Mentio. Il n est point mention qu il y en ait nulle part de plus courtoises, Nusquam perhibentur blandiores gentium. Faire mention de quelque chose, Memorare, Mouere mentionem de re aliqua, Facere mentionem, vel Inferre, Mentionem habere …

    Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • 3 mention — MENTION. s. f. Commemoration, memoire. Faire mention de quelqu un, de quelque chose. en faire mention honorable. en faire mention dans un traité, dans un contract, dans l histoire, &c. il n est point mention qu il y ait jamais eu d homme &c. qu… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 mention — [men′shən, men′chən] n. [ME mencion < OFr mention < L mentio < mens (gen. mentis), MIND] 1. a brief, often incidental, reference or statement 2. a citing for honor vt. 1. to refer to or speak about briefly or incidentally; specify, as by …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Mention — Men tion, n. [OE. mencioun, F. mention, L. mentio, from the root of meminisse to remember. See {Mind}.] A speaking or notice of anything, usually in a brief or cursory manner. Used especially in the phrase to make mention of. [1913 Webster] I… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 mention — vb Mention, name, instance, specify are comparable when they mean to make clear or specific by referring to something explicitly. Mention indicates a calling attention to, usually by name where possible, sometimes by a brief, cursory, or… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 Mention — Men tion (m[e^]n sh[u^]n), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mentioned} (m[e^]n sh[u^]nd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Mentioning}.] [Cf. F. mentionner.] To make mention of; to speak briefly of; to name. [1913 Webster] I will mention the loving kindnesses of the Lord.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 8 mention — ► VERB 1) refer to briefly. 2) refer to by name as being noteworthy. ► NOUN 1) a reference to someone or something. 2) a formal acknowledgement of something noteworthy. ● be mentioned in dispatches Cf. ↑ …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 mention — [n] referral, observation acknowledgment, allusion, citation, comment, footnote, indication, naming, note, notice, notification, recognition, reference, remark, specifying, tribute, utterance; concepts 73,278 Ant. quiet, silence mention [v] refer …

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  • 10 mention — I (reference) noun allegation, allusion, assertion, commemoratio, comment, communication, enlightenment, expression, hint, implication, indication, indirect hint, inference, insinuation, intimation, mentio, note, passing word, recital, recitation …

    Law dictionary

  • 11 mention — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ brief, passing ▪ special ▪ earliest, first ▪ The earliest mention of the town is in a 16th century manuscript …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 12 mention — men|tion1 W1S1 [ˈmenʃən] v [T] 1.) to talk or write about something or someone, usually quickly and without saying very much or giving details ▪ Was my name mentioned at all? ▪ Some of the problems were mentioned in his report. mention sth to sb… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 mention — I n. 1) to make mention of 2) to deserve mention 3) honorable mention (conferred in a contest for an accomplishment of merit that does not win a prize) 4) at the mention (at the very mention of his name I shuddered) II v. 1) (B) she mentioned the …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 mention — men|tion1 [ menʃən ] verb transitive *** to say something during a conversation, but not discuss it much or give many details: He didn t mention her all evening. mention something to someone: I ll mention it to her when I see her tomorrow.… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 mention — 1 / menSFn/ verb (T) 1 to talk about something or someone in a conversation, piece of writing etc, especially without saying very much or giving details: As I mentioned earlier, this has been a very successful year for our company. | Jill… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 mention — I UK [ˈmenʃ(ə)n] / US verb [transitive] Word forms mention : present tense I/you/we/they mention he/she/it mentions present participle mentioning past tense mentioned past participle mentioned *** a) to say something during a conversation, but… …

    English dictionary

  • 17 MENTION — s. f. Commémoration, témoignage, rapport fait de vive voix ou par écrit. Faire mention de quelqu un, de quelque chose ; en faire une mention honorable, une honorable mention ; n en faire qu une légère mention ; en faire mention dans un traité,… …

    Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 7eme edition (1835)

  • 18 mention — [[t]me̱nʃ(ə)n[/t]] ♦♦ mentions, mentioning, mentioned 1) VERB If you mention something, you say something about it, usually briefly. [V n/ ing] She did not mention her mother s absence... [V n to n] I may not have mentioned it to her... [V that]… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 mention — (man sion ; en vers, de trois syllabes) s. f. Commémoration faite de vive voix ou par écrit. •   Faites quelque mention de certaines gens dans vos lettres, SÉV. 19. •   M. de Soubise l a remercié de cet honneur, et a demandé seulement qu il fût… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 20 mention — 01. Could you [mention] the meeting to Charlie when you see him? I don t want him to forget. 02. Don t [mention] anything about the dead hamster to the kids; it really gets them upset. 03. The government statement made no [mention] of the… …

    Grammatical examples in English