Definitions for hallmarkˈhɔlˌmɑrk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. an official mark or stamp indicating a standard of purity, used in marking gold and silver articles assayed by the Goldsmiths' Company of London; plate mark.

    Category: Jewelry

  2. any mark or special indication of genuineness, good quality, etc.

  3. any distinguishing feature or characteristic.

  4. (v.t.)to stamp (something) with a hallmark.

Origin of hallmark:

1715–25; Goldsmiths' Hall, London, the seat of the Goldsmiths' Company +mark1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. hallmark, trademark, earmark, stylemark(noun)

    a distinctive characteristic or attribute

  2. authentication, hallmark, assay-mark(noun)

    a mark on an article of trade to indicate its origin and authenticity


  1. hallmark(Noun)

    A distinguishing characteristic.

  2. hallmark(Noun)

    An official marking made by a trusted party, usually an assay office, on items made of precious metals.

  3. hallmark(Verb)

    To provide or stamp with a hallmark


  1. Hallmark

    A hallmark is an official mark or series of marks struck on items made of precious metals—platinum, gold, silver and in some nations, palladium. In a more general sense, the term hallmark can also be used to refer to any distinguishing characteristic or trait.

Translations for hallmark

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a mark put on gold and silver articles to show the quality of the gold or silver.

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