What does earmark mean?

Definitions for earmarkˈɪərˌmɑrk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word earmark.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. earmark(noun)

    identification mark on the ear of a domestic animal

  2. hallmark, trademark, earmark, stylemark(verb)

    a distinctive characteristic or attribute

  3. allow, appropriate, earmark, set aside, reserve(verb)

    give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause

    "I will earmark this money for your research"; "She sets aside time for meditation every day"


  1. Earmark(v. t.)

    To designate or reserve for a specific purpose; as, the alumni fund was earmarked for dormitory construction.


  1. earmark(Noun)

    A mark or deformation of the ear of an animal intended to indicate ownership.

  2. earmark(Noun)

    The designation of specific projects in appropriations of funding for general programs.

  3. earmark(Verb)

    To mark (as of sheep) by slitting the ear.

  4. earmark(Verb)

    To specify or set aside for a particular purpose.

    You can donate to the organization as a whole, or you can earmark your contribution for a particular project.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Earmark(noun)

    a mark on the ear of sheep, oxen, dogs, etc., as by cropping or slitting

  2. Earmark(noun)

    a mark for identification; a distinguishing mark

  3. Earmark(verb)

    to mark, as sheep, by cropping or slitting the ear


  1. Earmark

    An earmark is a legislative provision that directs approved funds to be spent on specific projects, or that directs specific exemptions from taxes or mandated fees. The term "earmark" is used in this sense in several countries, such as the United States and South Africa. Earmarks come in two varieties: Hard earmarks, or "hardmarks", found in legislation, and soft earmarks, or "softmarks", found in the text of congressional committee reports. Hard earmarks are legally binding, whereas soft earmarks are not but customarily are acted upon as if they were binding. Typically, a legislator seeks to insert earmarks that direct a specified amount of money to a particular organization or project in their home state or district.


  1. Earmark

    Earmark, Inc. designs and manufactures wireless communication systems for use by teams operating in difficult and hazardous and high noise environments. Its primary products and systems consist of radio headsets, belt worn radios, repeating base station radios, belt-worn voice amplifiers, and microphones. The company offers portable radios, including headsets, belt and flex-pak body radios, and headset radios; base stations, including compact, multi-man TRBS, base master VIII, mini base, and Valcom 900 base stations; accessories, including headphones, rechargeable power systems, and hard hat mountings; and con-bases and communication-kit bases, loudmouth products, and loudmouth speaker microphones. In addition, it provides wLINK, a wireless interface for hard wired intercoms and mobile radios; and customized wireless radio systems. The company's products have applications for various uses, such as two workers putting precision and productivity into crane lifts; large teams operating loud and heavy machinery with high background noise; and HAZMAT teams and nuclear technicians working inside protective clothing. It sells its products through sales representatives in the United States. Earmark, Inc. was founded in 1973 and is based in Hamden, Connecticut.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of earmark in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of earmark in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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Translations for earmark

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • инәүBashkir
  • слагам настрана, дамга на ухотоBulgarian
  • reserva, reservar, asignación, destinar, destino, asignar, apartarSpanish
  • korvamerkitä, korvamerkkiFinnish
  • réserver, allouerFrench
  • दाग़नाHindi
  • тавро, клеймо на ухе, отмечать, выделятьRussian
  • öronmärkaSwedish

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