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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hallmark, trademark, earmark, stylemarknoun

    a distinctive characteristic or attribute

  2. authentication, hallmark, assay-marknoun

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


  1. hallmarknoun

    A distinguishing characteristic.

  2. hallmarknoun

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

  3. hallmarkverb

    To provide or stamp with a hallmark


  1. hallmark

    A hallmark is a distinctive feature, characteristic, or trait that is indicative or typical of a person, place, or thing. It can also refer to an official mark or stamp indicating the quality, purity, or authenticity of certain precious metals like gold, silver, or platinum.


  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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hallmark is ranked #7517 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Hallmark surname appeared 4,426 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Hallmark.

    94% or 4,162 total occurrences were White.
    2.1% or 94 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 70 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.5% or 68 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 18 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 14 total occurrences were Black.

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  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

Examples of hallmark in a Sentence

  1. Scott Pinsker:

    Kudos to the Hallmark Channel for identifying a niche in the marketplace that was underserviced and underutilized. It takes courage to zig when everyone zags, but now that Hallmark has proven there’s a sizable audience for this kind of wholesome content, other networks will certainly jump on the bandwagon, if Hallmark-style programming draws big ratings, TV execs will definitely try to monetize the trend.

  2. Clifford Villalon:

    You are a poet in your own right. Just free your mind and unleash the goodness in your heart to prove the hallmark of human talent and purpose.

  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. 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.

  5. Tom Selleck:

    Just about anywhere I go, people come up to me and ask When can I see the next' Jesse Stone' ? thanks to Hallmark Movies Mysteries, I can happily say its coming soon. Back as producer of.

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