Definition of "mention" [men•tion]

  • To refer to, especially incidentally. See Synonyms at refer. (verb-transitive)
  • The act of referring to something briefly or casually. (noun)
  • An incidental reference or allusion. (noun)
  • Honorable mention. (noun)
  • Not to mention In addition to; as well as. (idiom)
  • To refer to or speak about briefly or incidentally (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To acknowledge or honour (verb)
  • A recognition or acknowledgment (noun)
  • A slight reference or allusion (noun)
  • The act of mentioning (noun)
  • The occurrence (of an expression) in such a context that it is itself referred to rather than performing its own linguistic function. In "Fido" names Fido, the word Fido is first mentioned and then used to refer to the dog (noun)
  • A preliminary hearing in a court of law (noun)

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Use "mention" in a sentence
  • "This characterization is no clearer than the intuitive distinction between use and mention, and matters become even more complicated as soon as we do try to characterize ˜mention™ and"
  • "According to Krikorian, "something like 50% of tweets" contain at least one @mention, list mention, URL or hashtag. developers who want to understand the tweet text have to parse the text to try to extract those entities (which can get really hard and difficult when dealing with unicode characters) and then have to potentially make another REST call to resolve that data."
  • "So if in one message I @mention you and @kevinmarks, and another message next month I mention you and @dannysullivan, you become a link between those two people and their streams of messages and @mentions."