Definition of Commentary

1. Noun. A written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material. "He wrote an extended comment on the proposal"

Exact synonyms: Comment
Generic synonyms: Statement
Specialized synonyms: Midrash, Annotation, Notation, Note
Derivative terms: Comment, Comment, Commentate, Comment, Commentate



Definition of Commentary

1. n. A series of comments or annotations; esp., a book of explanations or expositions on the whole or a part of the Scriptures or of some other work.

Definition of Commentary

1. Noun. A series of comments or annotations; especially, a book of explanations or expositions on the whole or a part of some other work. ¹

2. Noun. A brief account of transactions or events written hastily, as if for a memorandum; -- usually in the plural; as, Caesar's Commentaries on the Gallic War. ¹

3. Noun. An oral description of an event, especially broadcast by television or radio, as it occurs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Commentary

1. [n -RIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Commentary

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commentary (current term)
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Literary usage of Commentary

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"The commentary on Romans is extant only in the abbreviated version of Rufinus, and the eight books preserved of the commentary on Matthew likewise seem to ..."

2. The Journal of English and Germanic Philology by Ill.) University of Illinois (Urbana (1918)
"The writing of a commentary to Peer Gynt is something that anyone might well ... The commentary before us is in every way a significant contribution; ..."

3. Publishers Weekly by Publishers' Board of Trade (U.S.), Book Trade Association of Philadelphia, American Book Trade Union, Am. Book Trade Association, R.R. Bowker Company (1907)
"Pulpit commentary, sets or odd vols. Preacher's Homiletic commentary. Old and New Testament. Matheson's Works. Bushnell's Sermons. ..."

4. A History of Greek Mathematics by Thomas Little Heath (1921)
"(/3) Character of the commentary. We know that in the Neo-Platonic school ... But there are signs that the commentary was revised and re-edited for a larger ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"The most perplexing problem is the connexion of Hesychius with the commentary on the Psalms attributed to him. The numerous citations from Hesychius in ..."

6. The City of God by Augustine, Marcus Dods (1871)
"Biblical commentary on the Gospels and Acta, adapted especially for ... Biblical commentary on St. Paul's First and Second Epistles to the Corinthians. ..."

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