verb (used with object)

  1. to say casually, as in making a comment: Someone remarked that tomorrow would be a warm day.
  2. to note; perceive; observe: I remarked a slight accent in her speech.
  3. Obsolete. to mark distinctively.

verb (used without object)

  1. to make a remark or observation (usually followed by on or upon): He remarked on her amazing wit and intelligence.


  1. the act of remarking; notice.
  2. comment or mention: to let a thing pass without remark.
  3. a casual or brief expression of thought or opinion.
  4. Fine Arts. remarque.

noun Fine Arts.

  1. a distinguishing mark or peculiarity indicating a particular stage of a plate.
  2. a small sketch engraved in the margin of a plate, and usually removed after a number of early proofs have been printed.
  3. a plate so marked.


  1. (when intr , often foll by on or upon ; when tr, may take a clause as object) to pass a casual comment (about); reflect in informal speech or writing
  2. (tr; may take a clause as object) to perceive; observe; notice


  1. a brief casually expressed thought or opinion; observation
  2. notice, comment, or observationthe event passed without remark
  3. engraving a variant spelling of remarque


  1. Erich Maria (ˈeːrɪç maˈriːa). 1898–1970, US novelist, born in Germany, noted for his novel of World War I, All Quiet on the Western Front (1929)


  1. a mark in the margin of an engraved plate to indicate the stage of production of the plate. It is removed before the plate is finished
  2. a plate so marked
  3. a print or proof from a plate so marked

1630s, “to mark out, distinguish” modeled on French remarquer “to mark, note, heed,” formed in Middle French from re-, intensive prefix (see re-), + marquer “to mark,” probably from a Germanic source, cf. Old High German marchon “to delimit” (see mark (n.1)).

Meaning “take notice of” is from 1670s; that of “make a comment” is first attested 1690s, from notion of “make a verbal observation” or “call attention to specific points.” Related: Remarked; remarking.


1650s, “act of noticing; fact of being worthy of comment,” from remark (v.). Meaning “a notice or comment” is from 1670s.

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