- having a mark or marks (in various senses)
- singled out to be watched or looked for as an object of suspicion, hostility, etc.: a marked man
- noticeable; obvious; appreciable; distinct; conspicuous: a marked change in behavior
- Having one or more distinguishing marks.
- Clearly defined and evident; noticeable: a marked increase in temperature. See Synonyms at noticeable.
- Singled out, especially for a dire fate: a marked man.
- Linguistics a. Of or relating to that member of a pair of words or forms that explicitly denotes a particular subset of the meanings denoted by the other member of the pair. For example, of the two words lion and lioness, lion is unmarked for gender (it can denote either a male or female) whereas lioness is marked, since it denotes only females.b. Explicitly characterized by or having a particular linguistic feature. For example, girls is marked for plural in English, whereas sheep is not.
(comparative more marked, superlative most marked)
- Having a visible or identifying mark.
- Of a playing card: having a secret mark on the back for cheating.
- Clearly evident; noticeable; conspicuous.
- The eighth century BC saw a marked increase in the general wealth of Cyprus.
- (linguistics) Of a word, form, or phoneme: distinguished by a positive feature.
- e.g. in author and authoress, the latter is marked for its gender by a suffix.
- singled out; suspicious; treated with hostility; the object of vengeance.
- A marked man.
- This adjectival sense of this word is sometimes written markÃ¨d, with a grave accent. This is meant to indicate that the second e is pronounced as /Éª/, rather than being silent, as in the verb form. This usage is largely restricted to poetry and other works in which it is important that the adjective's disyllabicity be made explicit.
From mark (noun) +"Ž -ed
- Simple past tense and past participle of mark.
See mark (verb)