Mark meaning

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A target.
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Something that one wishes to achieve; a goal.
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The definition of a mark is a sign, symbol, indication or a stain.

An example of a mark is a bruise from being hit.

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Mark is defined as to put an indication or symbol on something in order to identify it.

An example of mark is to label a container.

An example of mark is to give a paper an "A."

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A visible trace or impression, such as a line or spot.

A spill that left a mark on the rug; a mark next to each purchased item on the list.

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A symbol, name, or other identifier, especially:
  • A name, logo, or other indicator used to indicate ownership, origin, or level of quality.
  • A notch made in an animal's ear or hide to indicate ownership.
  • A sign, such as a cross, made in lieu of a signature.
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A written or printed symbol used for punctuation; a punctuation mark.
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A tract of land in medieval England and Germany held in common by a community.
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A character or feature in a file, record, or data stream used to locate a specific point or condition.
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A number, letter, or symbol used to indicate various grades of academic achievement.

Got a mark of 95 instead of 100.

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An appraisal; a rating.

Earned high marks from her superiors.

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A knot or piece of material placed at various measured lengths on a sounding line to indicate the depth of the water.
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A Plimsoll mark.
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A distinctive trait or property.

Good manners are the mark of a civilized person.

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A recognized standard of quality.

Schoolwork that is not up to the mark.

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A lasting effect.

The experience had left its mark on all of us.

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A specific model, type, or iteration, as of a product or machine, especially when part of a series. Usually used with a number.

The mark IV model of this car.

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Importance; prominence.
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Notice; attention.

A matter unworthy of mark.

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The place from which racers begin and sometimes end their contest.
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A point reached or gained.

The halfway mark of the race.

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A record.

Set a new mark in the long jump.

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A strike or spare in bowling.
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A stationary ball in lawn bowling; a jack.
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To set off or separate by or as if by a line or boundary.

Marked off the limits of our property.

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To attach or affix identification, such as a price tag or maker's label, to.
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To evaluate (academic work) according to a scale of letters or numbers; grade.
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To guard (an opponent), as in soccer.
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To make a visible trace or impression on, as with a spot, line, or dent.

Marked the wall with a crayon.

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To form, make, or depict by making a mark.

Marked a square on the board.

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To supply with natural markings.

Gray fur that is marked with stripes.

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To single out or indicate by or as if by a mark.

Marked the spot where the treasure was buried; a career marked for glory.

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To distinguish or characterize.

The exuberance that marks her writings; marked the occasion with celebrations.

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To make conspicuous.

A concert marking the composer's 60th birthday.

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To give attention to; notice.

Mark her expression of discontent. Mark my words: they are asking for trouble.

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To take note of in writing; write down.

Marked the appointment on my calendar.

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To record (the score) in various games.
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To make a visible impression.

This pen will mark under water.

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To receive a visible impression.

The floor marks easily.

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To keep score.
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To determine academic grades.

A teacher who marks strictly.

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An English and Scottish unit of currency that was equal to 13 shillings and 4 pence.
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Any of several European units of weight that were equal to about 8 ounces (227 grams), used especially for weighing gold and silver.
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A deutsche mark.
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A markka.
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In Arthurian legend, a king of Cornwall who was the husband of Iseult and the uncle of her lover Tristan.
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Author of the second Gospel in the New Testament and disciple of Saint Peter.
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A visible trace or impression on a surface.
  • A line, dot, or other distinctive feature produced by drawing, coloring, stamping, etc.
  • A spot, stain, scratch, blemish, mar, bruise, dent, etc.
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A sign, symbol, or indication.
  • A printed or written sign or stroke.
    Punctuation marks.
  • A brand, label, seal, tag, etc. put on an article to show the owner, maker, etc.
  • A sign or indication of some quality, character, etc.
    Politeness is a mark of good upbringing.
  • A letter or figure used in schools, etc. to show quality of work or behavior; grade.
    Received good marks her sophomore year.
  • A cross or other sign made on a document as a substitute for a signature by a person unable to write.
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A standard of quality, proficiency, propriety, etc.

Failing to come up to the mark.

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Importance; distinction; eminence.

A man of mark.

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Impression; influence.

To leave one's mark in history.

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A visible object of known position, serving as a guide or point of reference.

A tower as a mark for flyers.

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A line, dot, notch, etc. used to indicate position, as on a graduated scale.
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A taking notice; heed.
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Something, as a piece of tape or a chalked line, indicating an actor's predetermined position on a stage or set.
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One of the knots or bits of leather or colored cloth placed at irregular intervals on a lead line to indicate depths in fathoms.
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An object aimed at; target.
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An object desired or worked for; end; aim; goal.
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A person against whom an attack, criticism, ridicule, etc. is directed.
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An intended victim of a swindle.
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A boundary, border, or borderland; march.
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Among Germanic peoples in earlier times, land held or worked in common by a community.
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The starting line of a race.

On your mark!; a salesman who is quick off the mark.

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A spare or a strike in bowling.
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To put or make a mark or marks on.
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To identify or designate by or as by a mark or marks.

Abilities that mark one for success.

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To trace, make, or produce by or as by marks; draw, write, record, etc.
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To show or indicate by a mark or marks.
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To show plainly; manifest; make clear or perceptible.

A smile marking happiness.

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To set off as distinctive; distinguish; characterize.

Scientific discoveries that marked the 19th century.

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To observe; note; take notice of; heed.

Mark my words.

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To give a grade or grades to; rate.

To mark examination papers.

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To put prices on (merchandise)
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To keep (score, etc.); record.
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To put a subtle mark surreptitiously on the back or edge of (a playing card) for later identification, as in an attempt to cheat.
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To stay close to in order to impede the movement of (an opponent)
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To make a mark or marks.
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To observe; take note.
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To keep score.
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A former European unit of weight for gold and silver, equal to about eight ounces.
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A unit of value orig. equivalent to about eight ounces of silver.
  • An obsolete Scottish silver coin.
  • A former money of account of England.
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The former basic monetary unit of Germany, superseded in 1924 by the reichsmark.
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A masculine name: var. Marc.
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One of the four Evangelists, to whom is ascribed the second Gospel: his day is April 25
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The second book of the New Testament, telling the story of Jesus' life.
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(1) A small blip printed on or notched into various storage media used for timing or counting purposes.
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Referring to a service mark or trademark. See also service mark and trademark.
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A stone or post used to indicate position and guide travellers. [from 14th c.]
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(archaic) A type of small region or principality. [from 18th c.]
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(historical) A common, or area of common land, especially among early Germanic peoples. [from 19th c.]
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Characteristic, sign, visible impression.
  • An omen; a symptomatic indicator of something. [from 8th c.].
  • A characteristic feature. [from 16th c.].
    A good sense of manners is the mark of a true gentleman.
  • A visible impression or sign; a blemish, scratch, or stain, whether accidental or intentional. [from 9th c.].
  • A sign or brand on a person. [from 10th c.].
  • A written character or sign. [from 10th c.].
    The font wasn't able to render all the diacritical marks properly.
  • A stamp or other indication of provenance, quality etc. [from 11th c.].
    With eggs, you need to check for the quality mark before you buy.
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A particular design or make of an item (now usually with following numeral). [from 15th c.]

Presenting...my patented travelator, mark two.

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A score for finding the correct answer, or other academic achievement; the sum of such point gained as out of a possible total. [from 19th c.]

What mark did you get in your history test?

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Indicator of position, objective etc.
  • A target for shooting at with a projectile. [from 13th c.].
  • An indication or sign used for reference or measurement. [from 14th c.].
    I filled the bottle up to the 500ml mark.
  • The target or intended victim of a swindle, fixed game or con game. [from 18th c.].
  • 1749, John Cleland, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, Penguin 1985, p. 68.
    Her thighs were still spread, and the mark lay fair for him, who, now kneeling between them, displayed to us a side-view of that fierce erect machine of his [...].
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(Australian rules football) A catch of the ball directly from a kick of 10 metres or more without having been touched in transit, resulting in a free kick. [from 19th c.]
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(sports) The line indicating an athlete's starting-point. [from 19th c.]
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A score for a sporting achievement. [from 20th c.]
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(cooking) A specified level on a scale denoting gas-powered oven temperatures. [from 20th c.]

Now put the pastry in at 450 degrees, or mark 8.

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Limit or standard of action or fact.

To be within the mark; to come up to the mark.

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Badge or sign of honour, rank, or official station.
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(archaic) Preeminence; high position.

Patricians of mark.

A fellow of no mark.

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(logic) A characteristic or essential attribute; a differential.
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(nautical) One of the bits of leather or coloured bunting placed upon a sounding line at intervals of from two to five fathoms. (The unmarked fathoms are called "deeps".)
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Attention.
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To put a mark upon; to make recognizable by a mark.

To mark a box or bale of merchandise.

To mark clothing with one's name.

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To indicate in some way for later reference.

She folded over the corner of the page to mark where she left off reading.

This monument marks the spot where Wolfe died.

His courage and energy marked him as a leader.

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To take note of.

Mark my words: that boy's up to no good.

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To blemish, scratch, or stain.

See where this pencil has marked the paper.

The floor was marked with wine and blood.

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To indicate the correctness of and give a score to an essay, exam answers, etc.

The teacher had to spend her weekend marking all the tests.

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To keep account of; to enumerate and register.

To mark the points in a game of billiards or a card game.

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(Australian Rules football) To catch the ball directly from a kick of 15 metres or more without having been touched in transit, resulting in a free kick.
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(sports) To follow a player not in possession of the ball when defending, to prevent them receiving a pass easily.
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(golf) To put a marker in the place of one's ball.
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A measure of weight (especially for gold and silver), once used throughout Europe, equivalent to 8 oz.
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(now historical) An English and Scottish unit of currency (originally valued at one mark weight of silver), equivalent to 13 shillings and fourpence.
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Any of various European monetary units, especially the base unit of currency of Germany between 1948 and 2002, equal to 100 pfennigs.
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A mark coin.
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(imperative, marching) Alternative form of march (said to be easier to pronounce while giving a command).

Mark time, mark!

Forward, mark!

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Alternative form of Mark.
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An object or point that serves as a guide.
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A person who is the intended victim of a swindler; a dupe.
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A boundary between countries.
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Origin of mark

From Middle English mark, merk, merke, from Old English mearc (“mark, sign, line of division; standard; boundary, limit, term, border; defined area, district, province"), from Proto-Germanic *markō (“boundary; boundary marker"), from Proto-Indo-European *marǵ- (“edge, boundary, border"). Cognate with Dutch mark, merk (“mark, brand"), German Mark (“mark; borderland"), French marque (“mark; brand"), Swedish mark (“mark, land, territory"), Icelandic mark (“mark, sign"), Latin margo (“edge, margin"). Compare march.