What does mark mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mark, grade, scorenoun

    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, marknoun

    a distinguishing symbol

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

  3. target, marknoun

    a reference point to shoot at

    "his arrow hit the mark"

  4. mark, printnoun

    a visible indication made on a surface

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

  5. marknoun

    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, stainnoun

    a symbol of disgrace or infamy

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

  7. mark, German mark, Deutsche Mark, Deutschmarknoun

    formerly the basic unit of money in Germany

  8. Mark, Saint Mark, St. Marknoun

    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, mugnoun

    a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

  10. marknoun

    a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)

    "his answer was just a punctuation mark"

  11. sign, marknoun

    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 Marknoun

    the shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament

  13. scratch, scrape, scar, marknoun

    an indication of damage

  14. crisscross, cross, marknoun

    a marking that consists of lines that cross each other

  15. bell ringer, bull's eye, mark, home runverb

    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, markverb

    attach a tag or label to

    "label these bottles"

  17. markverb

    designate as if by a mark

    "This sign marks the border"

  18. distinguish, mark, differentiateverb

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

    "His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"

  19. commemorate, markverb

    mark by some ceremony or observation

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

  20. markverb

    make or leave a mark on

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

  21. stigmatize, stigmatise, brand, denounce, markverb

    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, noteverb

    notice or perceive

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

  23. scar, mark, pock, pitverb

    mark with a scar

    "The skin disease scarred his face permanently"

  24. score, nock, markverb

    make small marks into the surface of

    "score the clay before firing it"

  25. set, markverb

    establish as the highest level or best performance

    "set a record"

  26. score, markverb

    make underscoring marks

  27. cross off, cross out, strike out, strike off, markverb

    remove from a list

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

  28. check, check off, mark, mark off, tick off, tickverb

    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, markverb

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

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

  30. punctuate, markverb

    insert punctuation marks into


  1. Marknoun

    The unit of monetary account of the German Empire, equal to 23.8 cents of United States money (1913); the equivalent of one hundred pfennigs. Also, a silver coin of this value. The unit was retained by subsequent German states up to the time of the Federal Republic of Germany. In 1995, the value was approximately 65 cents American. In 1999 it began to be superseded by the Euro as a unit of currency in Germany and throughout much of the European union.

    Etymology: [See 2d Marc.]


  1. Marknoun

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

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

  2. Marknoun

    A male given name from Latin.

    "And your name?" she said, "I suppose it's quite unremarkable?" "Very funny." "Mark. It could stand as a symbol of a man, for men as a category," she reflected, "but I don't suppose that's why your mother gave it to you?" "My mother's motives always were impenetrable to me. I was her only child, she wanted a simple life. So she gave me a simple name to go along with it. --- It wasn't a popular name until the nineteenth century. People were put off by King Mark in the Tristram and Iseult."

    Etymology: From Middle English Mark, from the Latin praenomen (i.e. forename ) Marcus, derived from Mars, the Roman god of war, originally Mavors, from *Māwort-.

  3. Marknoun

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

    Etymology: From Middle English Mark, from the Latin praenomen (i.e. forename ) Marcus, derived from Mars, the Roman god of war, originally Mavors, from *Māwort-.

  4. Marknoun

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

    Synonym: Mar.

    Etymology: From Middle English Mark, from the Latin praenomen (i.e. forename ) Marcus, derived from Mars, the Roman god of war, originally Mavors, from *Māwort-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marknoun

    a license of reprisals. See Marque

    Etymology: [See 2d Marc.]

  2. Marknoun

    an old weight and coin. See Marc

    Etymology: [See 2d Marc.]

  3. Marknoun

    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

    Etymology: [See 2d Marc.]

  4. Marknoun

    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

    Etymology: [See 2d Marc.]

  5. Marknoun

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

    Etymology: [See 2d Marc.]

  6. Marknoun

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

    Etymology: [See 2d Marc.]

  7. Marknoun

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

    Etymology: [See 2d Marc.]

  8. Marknoun

    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

    Etymology: [See 2d Marc.]

  9. Marknoun

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

    Etymology: [See 2d Marc.]

  10. Marknoun

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

    Etymology: [See 2d Marc.]

  11. Marknoun

    attention, regard, or respect

    Etymology: [See 2d Marc.]

  12. Marknoun

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

    Etymology: [See 2d Marc.]

  13. Marknoun

    badge or sign of honor, rank, or official station

    Etymology: [See 2d Marc.]

  14. Marknoun

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

    Etymology: [See 2d Marc.]

  15. Marknoun

    a characteristic or essential attribute; a differential

    Etymology: [See 2d Marc.]

  16. Marknoun

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

    Etymology: [See 2d Marc.]

  17. Marknoun

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

    Etymology: [See 2d Marc.]

  18. Marknoun

    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."

    Etymology: [See 2d Marc.]

  19. Markverb

    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

    Etymology: [See 2d Marc.]

  20. Markverb

    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

    Etymology: [See 2d Marc.]

  21. Markverb

    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

    Etymology: [See 2d Marc.]

  22. Markverb

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

    Etymology: [See 2d Marc.]

  23. Markverb

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

    Etymology: [See 2d Marc.]

  24. Markverb

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

    Etymology: [See 2d Marc.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Mark

    märk, n. a visible sign: any object serving as a guide: that by which anything is known: a badge: a trace, impression, proof: any visible effect: symptom: a thing aimed at or striven for: an attainable point: a character made by one who cannot write: any impressed sign or stamp: a physical peculiarity: distinction: a boundary, limit: in medieval times, a tract of common land belonging to a community.—v.t. to make a mark on anything: to impress with a sign: to take notice of: to regard.—v.i. to take particular notice.—adj. Marked, distinguished: prominent: notorious.—adv. Mark′edly, noticeably.—ns. Mark′er, one who marks the score at games, as at billiards: a counter used at card-playing, &c.: the soldier who forms the pivot round which a body of soldiers wheels; Mark′ing, act of making a mark: a mark made upon anything; Mark′ing-ink, indelible ink, used for marking clothes; Mark′ing-nut, the fruit of an East Indian tree of the cashew family, yielding a black juice used in marking cloths; Mark′man, one of the community owning a mark; Marks′man, one good at hitting a mark: one who shoots well.—Mark down, set down in writing, put a note of; Mark out, to lay out the plan or outlines of anything; Mark time, to move the feet alternately in the same manner as in marching, but without changing ground.—A man of mark, a well-known or famous man; Beside the mark, not properly referring to the matter in hand; God bless, or save, the mark, or Save the mark, a phrase expressing ironical astonishment or scorn, from the usage of archery; Make one's mark, to leave a lasting impression: to gain great influence; Toe the mark, to stand to one's obligations, facing the consequences; Trade mark, a distinctive mark put on goods, &c., to show by whom they were made; Up to the mark, good enough, measured by a certain standard. [A.S. mearc, a boundary; Ger. mark, Goth. marka.]

  2. Mark

    märk, n. an obsolete English coin=13s. 4d.: a coin of the present German Empire=about one shilling: a silver coin of Hamburg=about 1s. 4d. [A.S. marc, another form of the above word.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. MARK

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

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. mark

    A certain regulated length for Spanish sword-blades, under penalty of fine, and the weapon to seizure. Also, any object serving for the guidance of ships, as sea-marks, land-marks, leading-marks, &c. Also, a piece of twine on a running rope, as a brace, &c., to show when, by being near the belaying pin or the bitts, it has been sufficiently hauled in. "Mark of the fore-brace down, sir;"--answer, "Belay, oh."

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. mark

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

Rap Dictionary

  1. marknoun

    A sucker, a target for gaffling and crime. "You mark-ass busta, you betta raise up" -- Dr. Dre (Dre).

  2. marknoun

    Someone who is claiming a set (subset of a Crip or Blood gang) to which he does not belong.

  3. marknoun

    Someone who does what others do. "I cross the border put my car in park, take a look back further and spot a muthafu**ing mark" -- Tha CBT

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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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of mark in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of mark in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of mark in a Sentence


    When a stingy person dies, his or her stinginess dies with him or her. I mean, he or she is never celebrated or remembered for years after his or her demise (he or she is easily forgotten) because of his or her stinginess. But contrariwise, when a generous person dies, his or her legacy of generosity lives on. That is to say, he or she is celebrated and remembered perpetually, even though he or she has gone out of the world. For instance, Mother Theresa of India has gone as a person, but her legacy of generosity lives on, Andrew Carnegie Of U.S.A has also gone as a person but, his legacy of generosity lives on. As well, Bill Gates of U.S.A being a mortal will surely die someday but, he will ever be remembered and celebrated globally for his generosity among other famous and uncommon givers like John D. Rockefeller Snr., Warren Buffett, George Soros, Mark Zuckerberg, Pat Robertson, RVM, Aliko Dangote, Sir Emeka Offor, Ifeanyi Ubah, Rochas Okorocha etc. In other words, it is better off to be generous than to be stingy. Thus, don't be stingy with whatever you have or whatever you know including your God-given insights, inspirations, wisdom, knowledge or stuffs like that. ~Emeasoba George


    Life per se is an opportunity. And so, it is advisable and encouraging to give it all you've got now that you still have the chance. In other words, live your life to the fullest (make full use of whatever that life offers you daily) now that you are still alive. For, no matter who you are presently, you will be gone someday (mark you). ~Emeasoba George

  3. Bharavi:

    A woman will not throw away a garland, though soiled, which her lover gave: not in the object lies a present?s worth, but in the love which it was meant to mark.

  4. Bennie Thompson:

    Mark Meadows has informed the Select Committee that he does not intend to cooperate further with our investigation despite his apparent willingness to provide details about the facts and circumstances surrounding the January 6th attack, including conversations with President Trump, in the book he is now promoting and selling.

  5. Tom Zegan:

    Today is 08/26/2018 Mark my words, sometime before the 2020 election the liberals are going say they're not illegals, they're Americans just like us. North American's, South American's and Central American's.

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Translations for mark

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  • أشّرArabic
  • marca, marcCatalan, Valencian
  • známka, značka, marka, označitCzech
  • Zeichen, Note, decken, beflecken, kennzeichnen, korrigieren, Mark, merken, markieren, ReichsmarkGerman
  • markiEsperanto
  • marca, punto, calificación, mancha, nota, anotar, marcar, calificar, marco, apuntarSpanish
  • tähistama, markEstonian
  • نشانهPersian
  • arvosana, läiskä, naarmu, tahra, merkki, jälki, naarmuttaa, merkitä, korjata, arvostella, Saksan markka, markka, saksanmarkka, tahrataFinnish
  • score, signe, trace, note, marque, tacher, marquer, corriger, noter, mark, marcFrench
  • marcáil, marcIrish
  • comharraichScottish Gaelic
  • סימן, ציוןHebrew
  • jegy, osztályzat, megjelölHungarian
  • միավոր, թվանշան, գնահատական, նշան, մարկArmenian
  • marcarInterlingua
  • tandaIndonesian
  • valda, dekkaIcelandic
  • segno, punteggio, macchia, voto, marcare, marco, macchiareItalian
  • 成績, 標識, マーク, マルクJapanese
  • 마크Korean
  • kowataMāori
  • teken, markering, score, punt, aanduiding, blaam, opschrijven, optekenen, markeren, verbeteren, nota nemen, bevlekken, mark, neerpennen, noteren, aanduidenDutch
  • flekk, merke, karakterNorwegian
  • ocenaPolish
  • mancha, marco, nota, indicar, marcarPortuguese
  • notă, semn, urmă, pată, scor, bornă, marcăRomanian
  • оценка, знак, след, счёт, пятно, отметка, отметина, марка, маркироватьRussian
  • marka, маркаSerbo-Croatian
  • oznaka, zaznamovati, označitiSlovene
  • märke, märka upp, rätta, märka, lägga märke till, mark, D-mark, PunktmarkeraSwedish
  • alama, makiSwahili
  • markTurkish
  • dấuVietnamese
  • beopenet, mipenet, penet, reigänamak, makVolapük
  • 标记Chinese

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    a sharp hand gesture (resembling a blow)
    • A. encumbrance
    • B. helm
    • C. jab
    • D. dint

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