Definitions for markmɑrk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a visible impression on a surface, as a line, spot, scratch, dent, or stain.

  2. a symbol used in writing or printing:

    a punctuation mark.

  3. a token or indication; sign:

    to bow as a mark of respect.

  4. a noticeable or lasting effect; imprint:

    The experience had left its mark on her.

  5. a distinctive or characteristic trait:

    a mark of nobility.

  6. a device or symbol serving to identify, indicate origin or ownership, etc.

  7. Ref: trademark.

  8. a sign, usu. a cross, made instead of a signature.

  9. a symbol used in rating a student's achievement; grade. Often, marks. any evaluative rating:

    gave him high marks for trying.

  10. an object or sign serving to indicate position.

  11. a point reached, as on a scale or in a process:

    the halfway mark.

  12. a recognized or required standard of merit:

    work that's not up to the mark.

  13. a target; goal:

    to miss the mark.

  14. distinction; note:

    a man of mark.

  15. an object of derision or abuse: the victim of a swindle.

    an easy mark for bullies.

  16. (cap.) (used with a numeral to designate a model of an item of manufacture, as a weapon or car.)

    Category: Military

  17. the starting line in a race.

    Category: Sport

  18. any of the points marked at intervals on a sounding line to indicate depth.

    Category: Nautical

  19. a tract of land held in common by a medieval Germanic community.

    Category: Western History

  20. Archaic. land forming a boundary.

    Category: Western History

  21. (v.t.)to be a distinguishing feature of:

    a day marked by sadness.

  22. to put a mark or marks on.

  23. to evaluate with an academic mark; grade:

    to mark exams.

  24. to label with indications of price or quality:

    to mark merchandise.

  25. to trace or form by or as if by marks:

    to mark out a plan of attack.

  26. to designate by or as if by marks:

    to mark passages to be memorized.

  27. to single out; destine:

    marked for greatness.

  28. to record, as a score.

  29. to make manifest:

    to mark approval with a nod.

  30. to give heed to:

    Mark my words.

  31. to observe:

    marked a change in the weather.

  32. to deposit a scent mark on.

    Category: Animal Behavior

  33. (v.i.)to take notice; give attention; consider.

  34. to make a mark or marks.

  35. mark down, to reduce the price of. to note in writing.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Business

  36. mark up, to mar or deface with marks. to mark with notations or symbols. to raise the price of.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Business

Idioms for mark:

  1. beside the mark,not pertinent; irrelevant.

    Category: Idiom

  2. make one's mark,to achieve success.

    Category: Idiom

  3. mark time, to function in an unproductive way. to move the feet alternately as if marching but without advancing.

    Category: Idiom

  4. overshootoroverstep the mark,to go beyond what is fitting or suitable.

    Category: Idiom

  5. wide of the mark,far from the target or objective.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of mark:

bef. 900; ME; OE mearc mark, sign, borderland


  1. the basic currency of Germany, which has a fixed value relative to the euro.

    Category: Numismatics

  2. Category: Numismatics

    Ref: markka.

  3. a former English monetary unit equal to 13s. 4d.

    Category: Numismatics

  4. a former European unit of weight, esp. for gold and silver, usu. equal to 8 ounces (249 grams).

    Category: Weights and Measures, Numismatics

Origin of mark:

bef. 900; OE marc unit of weight


  1. one of the four Evangelists: traditionally believed to be the author of the second Gospel.

    Category: Biography

  2. the second Gospel.

    Category: Religion

  3. King, a king of Cornwall in Arthurian legend: the husband of Iseult and uncle of Tristram.

    Category: Mythology

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mark, grade, score(noun)

    a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)

    "she made good marks in algebra"; "grade A milk"; "what was your score on your homework?"

  2. marker, marking, mark(noun)

    a distinguishing symbol

    "the owner's mark was on all the sheep"

  3. target, mark(noun)

    a reference point to shoot at

    "his arrow hit the mark"

  4. mark, print(noun)

    a visible indication made on a surface

    "some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks"; "paw prints were everywhere"

  5. mark(noun)

    the impression created by doing something unusual or extraordinary that people notice and remember

    "it was in London that he made his mark"; "he left an indelible mark on the American theater"

  6. mark, stigma, brand, stain(noun)

    a symbol of disgrace or infamy

    "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis

  7. mark, German mark, Deutsche Mark, Deutschmark(noun)

    formerly the basic unit of money in Germany

  8. Mark, Saint Mark, St. Mark(noun)

    Apostle and companion of Saint Peter; assumed to be the author of the second Gospel

  9. chump, fool, gull, mark, patsy, fall guy, sucker, soft touch, mug(noun)

    a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

  10. mark(noun)

    a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)

    "his answer was just a punctuation mark"

  11. sign, mark(noun)

    a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)

    "he showed signs of strain"; "they welcomed the signs of spring"

  12. Mark, Gospel According to Mark(noun)

    the shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament

  13. scratch, scrape, scar, mark(noun)

    an indication of damage

  14. crisscross, cross, mark(noun)

    a marking that consists of lines that cross each other

  15. bell ringer, bull's eye, mark, home run(verb)

    something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal

    "the new advertising campaign was a bell ringer"; "scored a bull's eye"; "hit the mark"; "the president's speech was a home run"

  16. tag, label, mark(verb)

    attach a tag or label to

    "label these bottles"

  17. mark(verb)

    designate as if by a mark

    "This sign marks the border"

  18. distinguish, mark, differentiate(verb)

    be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense

    "His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"

  19. commemorate, mark(verb)

    mark by some ceremony or observation

    "The citizens mark the anniversary of the revolution with a march and a parade"

  20. mark(verb)

    make or leave a mark on

    "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads"

  21. stigmatize, stigmatise, brand, denounce, mark(verb)

    to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful

    "He denounced the government action"; "She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock"

  22. notice, mark, note(verb)

    notice or perceive

    "She noted that someone was following her"; "mark my words"

  23. scar, mark, pock, pit(verb)

    mark with a scar

    "The skin disease scarred his face permanently"

  24. score, nock, mark(verb)

    make small marks into the surface of

    "score the clay before firing it"

  25. set, mark(verb)

    establish as the highest level or best performance

    "set a record"

  26. score, mark(verb)

    make underscoring marks

  27. cross off, cross out, strike out, strike off, mark(verb)

    remove from a list

    "Cross the name of the dead person off the list"

  28. check, check off, mark, mark off, tick off, tick(verb)

    put a check mark on or near or next to

    "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items"; "mark off the units"

  29. grade, score, mark(verb)

    assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation

    "grade tests"; "score the SAT essays"; "mark homework"

  30. punctuate, mark(verb)

    insert punctuation marks into

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. mark(noun)ɑrk

    a spot, stain, or sign of damage

    a dirty mark on his face; a burn mark on the table; skid marks on the road

  2. markɑrk

    a sign or indication

    a mark of respect; the mark of a champion

  3. markɑrk

    a level reached

    The money raised is just past the $1,000 mark.; runners reaching the halfway mark in the race

  4. markɑrk

    the correct or true number or amount

    His predictions were way off the mark/wide of the mark.; You're right on the mark!

  5. markɑrk

    used to tell runners in a race to move to the start line

    On your marks, get set, go!

  6. markɑrk

    to affect noticeably

    This tree-killing disease has left its mark on the landscape.

  7. markɑrk

    a grade on a piece of work

    She received high marks in her course.

  8. mark(verb)ɑrk

    to indicate what sth is by writing or drawing sth

    healthy products marked with the healthy living symbol; Mark the products you'd like to order with an 'X'.

  9. markɑrk

    to commemorate or celebrate an event

    mourners marking the anniversary of the tsunami; They marked the publication of his first novel with a party.

  10. markɑrk

    to make a mark on sth so that its appearance is spoiled

    The heavy furniture marked the floor.

  11. markɑrk

    to grade a student's work

    to mark exam papers


  1. Mark(ProperNoun)


    Remarkably, three State assembly elections were decided by a total of fewer than one hundred votes.

  2. Mark(ProperNoun)

    Mark the Evangelist, also called John Mark, first patriarch of Alexandria and credited with the authorship of the Gospel of Mark.

  3. Mark(ProperNoun)

    The Gospel of St. Mark, a book of the New Testament of the Bible. Traditionally the second of the four gospels.

  4. Origin: praenomen Marcus, derived from Mars, the Roman god of war, originally Mavors, from *Māwort-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mark(noun)

    a license of reprisals. See Marque

  2. Mark(noun)

    an old weight and coin. See Marc

  3. Mark(noun)

    the unit of monetary account of the German Empire, equal to 23.8 cents of United States money; the equivalent of one hundred pfennigs. Also, a silver coin of this value

  4. Mark(noun)

    a visible sign or impression made or left upon anything; esp., a line, point, stamp, figure, or the like, drawn or impressed, so as to attract the attention and convey some information or intimation; a token; a trace

  5. Mark(noun)

    a character or device put on an article of merchandise by the maker to show by whom it was made; a trade-mark

  6. Mark(noun)

    a character (usually a cross) made as a substitute for a signature by one who can not write

  7. Mark(noun)

    a fixed object serving for guidance, as of a ship, a traveler, a surveyor, etc.; as, a seamark, a landmark

  8. Mark(noun)

    a trace, dot, line, imprint, or discoloration, although not regarded as a token or sign; a scratch, scar, stain, etc.; as, this pencil makes a fine mark

  9. Mark(noun)

    an evidence of presence, agency, or influence; a significative token; a symptom; a trace; specifically, a permanent impression of one's activity or character

  10. Mark(noun)

    that toward which a missile is directed; a thing aimed at; what one seeks to hit or reach

  11. Mark(noun)

    attention, regard, or respect

  12. Mark(noun)

    limit or standard of action or fact; as, to be within the mark; to come up to the mark

  13. Mark(noun)

    badge or sign of honor, rank, or official station

  14. Mark(noun)

    preeminence; high position; as, particians of mark; a fellow of no mark

  15. Mark(noun)

    a characteristic or essential attribute; a differential

  16. Mark(noun)

    a number or other character used in registring; as, examination marks; a mark for tardiness

  17. Mark(noun)

    image; likeness; hence, those formed in one's image; children; descendants

  18. Mark(noun)

    one of the bits of leather or colored bunting which are placed upon a sounding line at intervals of from two to five fathoms. The unmarked fathoms are called "deeps."

  19. Mark(verb)

    to put a mark upon; to affix a significant mark to; to make recognizable by a mark; as, to mark a box or bale of merchandise; to mark clothing

  20. Mark(verb)

    to be a mark upon; to designate; to indicate; -- used literally and figuratively; as, this monument marks the spot where Wolfe died; his courage and energy marked him for a leader

  21. Mark(verb)

    to leave a trace, scratch, scar, or other mark, upon, or any evidence of action; as, a pencil marks paper; his hobnails marked the floor

  22. Mark(verb)

    to keep account of; to enumerate and register; as, to mark the points in a game of billiards or cards

  23. Mark(verb)

    to notice or observe; to give attention to; to take note of; to remark; to heed; to regard

  24. Mark(verb)

    to take particular notice; to observe critically; to note; to remark

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. MARK

    In Germany, twenty-three cents. In the United States, only Twain.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mark' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1668

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mark' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1074

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mark' in Nouns Frequency: #758

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'mark' in Verbs Frequency: #274

Anagrams of mark

  1. Karm

Translations for mark

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(also Deutsche Mark, ~Deutschmark

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