What does hallmark mean?

Definitions for hallmarkˈhɔlˌmɑrk

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

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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hallmark in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hallmark in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Grunsfeld:

    This is truly a hallmark in human history.

  2. David Weinberg:

    This election cycle in Israel fits the hallmark of an American administration that seeks to influence the outcome.

  3. Chris Christie:

    I think it's a hallmark of his leadership, i think so many times our politicians, they don't tell the truth. I think America is looking for someone to tell the truth.

  4. Michael Phillips:

    Prevention is the hallmark, if we develop pockets of under-vaccinated people and start having enough transmission, even those individuals who are vaccinated will be at risk.

  5. Walter Benjamin:

    Any translation which intends to perform a transmitting function cannot transmit anything but information -- hence, something inessential. This is the hallmark of bad translations.

Images & Illustrations of hallmark

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Translations for hallmark

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • punc, charakteristický znak, specifikum, charakteristikaCzech
  • Punze, Repunze, KennzeichenGerman
  • tarkastusleimaFinnish
  • marque de fabrique, poinçonFrench
  • fémjelHungarian
  • elemento caratteristico, segno caratteristicoItalian
  • סימן היכרHebrew
  • 極印, 太鼓判Japanese
  • peculiaremLatin
  • probiernictwoPolish
  • característica, distintivo, traçoPortuguese
  • проба, знак, признак, критерий, клеймо, символRussian
  • značilnostSlovene
  • தனித்தன்மையாகும்Tamil

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