comment
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈkɒmɛnt/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈkɑmɛnt/

Noun

comment (plural comments)

  1. A spoken or written remark.
    I have no comment on that.
    Pay attention to the teacher's comments in the margin of your marked essay.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter IX, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
      “A tight little craft,” was Austin’s invariable comment on the matron; and she looked it, always trim and trig and smooth of surface like a converted yacht cleared for action.
  2. (programming) A remark in source code which does not affect the behavior of the program.
Translations Translations
Verb

comment (comments, present participle commenting; past and past participle commented)

  1. (transitive) To remark.
    • 1908, W[illiam] B[lair] M[orton] Ferguson, chapter IV, in Zollenstein, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 731476803 ↗:
      “My Continental prominence is improving,” I commented dryly. ¶ Von Lindowe cut at a furze bush with his silver-mounted rattan. ¶ “Quite so,” he said as dryly, his hand at his mustache. “I may say if your intentions were known your life would not be worth a curse.”
    • 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314 ↗, page 0124 ↗:
      "A fine man, that Dunwody, yonder," commented the young captain, as they parted, and as he turned to his prisoner. "We'll see him on in Washington some day. He is strengthening his forces now against Mr. Benton out there. […]."
  2. (intransitive, with "on" or "about") To make remarks or notes.
  3. (transitive, obsolete) To comment or remark on.
  4. (transitive, software, of code) To insert comments into (source code).
    I wish I'd commented this complicated algorithm back when I remembered how it worked.
  5. (transitive, software, of code) To comment out (code); to disable by converting into a comment.
Translations Translations
  • German: Kommentare einfügen
  • Portuguese: comentar
  • Russian: комменти́ровать



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