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.


  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

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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