a remark, observation, or criticism:a comment about the weather.
gossip; talk:His frequent absences gave rise to comment.
a criticism or interpretation, often by implication or suggestion:The play is a comment on modern society.
a note in explanation, expansion, or criticism of a passage in a book, article, or the like; annotation.
explanatory or critical matter added to a text.
LinguisticsAlso called rheme.[Ling.]the part of a sentence that communicates new information about the topic. Cf. topic (def. 4).
to make remarks, observations, or criticisms:He refused to comment on the decision of the court.
to write explanatory or critical notes upon a text.
to make comments or remarks on; furnish with comments; annotate.
Latin commentum device, fabrication (Late Latin: interpretation, commentary), noun, nominal use of neuter of commentus (past participle of comminīscī to devise), equivalent. to com-com- + men- (base of mēns, mentismind) + -tus past participle ending
Middle English coment 1350–1400
com′ment•a•ble,adj. com′ment•er,n. 1. See remark.4. addendum, commentary. 8. annotate, elucidate.