Com"ment (?; 277), v. i.
[imp. & p. p. Commented; p. pr.
& vb. n. Commenting.] [F. commenter, L.
commentari to meditate upon, explain, v. intens. of
comminisci, commentus, to reflect upon, invent;
com- + the root of meminisse to remember,
mens mind. See Mind.] To make remarks,
observations, or criticism; especially, to write notes on the
works of an author, with a view to illustrate his meaning, or to
explain particular passages; to write annotations; -- often
followed by on or upon.
A physician to comment on your malady.
Critics . . . proceed to comment on
I must translate and comment.
Com"ment, v. t. To comment
on. [Archaic.] Fuller.
Com"ment, n. [Cf. OF.
comment.] 1. A remark, observation,
or criticism; gossip; discourse; talk.
Their lavish comment when her name was
2. A note or observation intended to
explain, illustrate, or criticise the meaning of a writing, book,
etc.; explanation; annotation; exposition.
All the volumes of philosophy,
With all their comments.