Re*mark" (r?-m?rk"), v. i. To make
a remark or remarks; to comment.
Re*mark", n. [Cf. F. remarque.]
1. Act of remarking or attentively noticing;
notice or observation.
The cause, though worth the search, may yet elude
Conjecture and remark, however shrewd.
2. The expression, in speech or writing, of
something remarked or noticed; the mention of that which is worthy of
attention or notice; hence, also, a casual observation, comment, or
statement; as, a pertinent remark.
Syn. -- Observation; note; comment; annotation.
Re*marque" (?), n. Also Remark.
(Engraving) (a) A small design etched on
the margin of a plate and supposed to be removed after the earliest
proofs have been taken; also, any feature distinguishing a particular
stage of the plate. (b) A print or proof so
distinguished; -- commonly called a Remarque
Re*mark" (r?-m?rk"), v. t. [imp.
& p. p. Remarked (-m?rkt"); p. pr. & vb.
n. Remarking.] [F. remarquer; pref. re-
re- + marquer to mark, marque a mark, of German origin,
akin to E. mark. See Mark, v.&
n.] 1. To mark in a notable
manner; to distinquish clearly; to make noticeable or conspicuous; to
piont out. [Obs.]
Thou art a man remarked to taste a
His manacles remark him; there he
2. To take notice of, or to observe, mentally;
as, to remark the manner of a speaker.
3. To express in words or writing, as observed
or noticed; to state; to say; -- often with a substantive clause; as,
he remarked that it was time to go.
Syn. -- To observe; notice; heed; regard; note; say. --
Remark, Observe, Notice. To observe is to
keep or hold a thing distinctly before the mind. To remark is
simply to mark or take note of whatever may come up. To notice
implies still less continuity of attention. When we turn from these
mental states to the expression of them in language, we find
the same distinction. An observation is properly the result of
somewhat prolonged thought; a remark is usually suggested by
some passing occurence; a notice is in most cases something
cursory and short. This distinction is not always maintained as to
remark and observe, which are often used
interchangeably. "Observing men may form many judgments by the
rules of similitude and proportion." I. Watts. "He can not
distinguish difficult and noble speculations from trifling and vulgar
remarks." Collier. "The thing to be regarded, in taking
notice of a child's miscarriage, is what root it springs from."