Definitions of commentary

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. A comment, or a book or body of comments.
  4. A comment or body of comments.
  5. A body of comments; exposition.
  6. A comment; a book of comments; a historical narrative or memoir of particular transactions.
  7. An explanation or illustration of a difficult or obscure passage in an author; a book of comments or notes; a familiar historical narrative.