Definition of Mark in English :

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Mark meaning in English

Meaning of Mark in English

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1. grade, mark, score

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

Example Sentences:
'she made good marks in algebra'
'grade A milk'
'what was your score on your homework?'

2. mark, marker, marking

a distinguishing symbol

Example Sentences:
'the owner's mark was on all the sheep'

3. mark, target

a reference point to shoot at

Example Sentences:
'his arrow hit the mark'

4. mark, print

a visible indication made on a surface

Example Sentences:
'some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks'
'paw prints were everywhere'

5. mark

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

Example Sentences:
'it was in London that he made his mark'
'he left an indelible mark on the American theater'

6. brand, mark, stain, stigma

a symbol of disgrace or infamy

Example Sentences:
'And the Lord set a mark upon Cain'

7. deutsche mark, deutschmark, german mark, mark

formerly the basic unit of money in Germany

8. mark, saint mark, st. mark

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

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

a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

10. mark

a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)

Example Sentences:
'his answer was just a punctuation mark'

11. mark, sign

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

Example Sentences:
'he showed signs of strain'
'they welcomed the signs of spring'

12. gospel according to mark, mark

the shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament

13. mark, scar, scrape, scratch

an indication of damage

14. crisscross, cross, mark

a marking that consists of lines that cross each other

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

something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal

Example Sentences:
'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. label, mark, tag

attach a tag or label to

Example Sentences:
'label these bottles'

17. mark

designate as if by a mark

Example Sentences:
'This sign marks the border'

18. differentiate, distinguish, mark

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

Example Sentences:
'His modesty distinguishes him from his peers'

19. commemorate, mark

mark by some ceremony or observation

Example Sentences:
'The citizens mark the anniversary of the revolution with a march and a parade'

20. mark

make or leave a mark on

Example Sentences:
'the scouts marked the trail'
'ash marked the believers' foreheads'

21. brand, denounce, mark, stigmatise, stigmatize

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

Example Sentences:
'He denounced the government action'
'She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock'

22. mark, note, notice

notice or perceive

Example Sentences:
'She noted that someone was following her'
'mark my words'

23. mark, pit, pock, scar

mark with a scar

Example Sentences:
'The skin disease scarred his face permanently'

24. mark, nock, score

make small marks into the surface of

Example Sentences:
'score the clay before firing it'

25. mark, set

establish as the highest level or best performance

Example Sentences:
'set a record'

26. mark, score

make underscoring marks

27. cross off, cross out, mark, strike off, strike out

remove from a list

Example Sentences:
'Cross the name of the dead person off the list'

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

put a check mark on or near or next to

Example Sentences:
'Please check each name on the list'
'tick off the items'
'mark off the units'

29. grade, mark, score

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

Example Sentences:
'grade tests'
'score the SAT essays'
'mark homework'

30. mark, punctuate

insert punctuation marks into

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of mark
a visible impression, stain, etc, on a surface, such as a spot or scratch
a sign, symbol, or other indication that distinguishes something
an owner's mark
a cross or other symbol made instead of a signature
a written or printed sign or symbol, as for punctuation
a question mark
a letter, number, or percentage used to grade academic work
a thing that indicates position or directs; marker
a desired or recognized standard
he is not up to the mark
an indication of some quality, feature, or prowess
he has the mark of an athlete
quality or importance; note
a person of little mark
a target or goal
impression or influence
he left his mark on German literature
one of the temperature settings on a gas oven
gas mark 5
13. (often capital) (in trade names)
model, brand, or type
the car is a Mark 4
a variation on a particular model
a Mark 3 Cortina
14. slang
a suitable victim, esp for swindling
15. nautical
one of the intervals distinctively marked on a sounding lead
Compare deep (sense 21)
16. bowling another name for the jack (sense 7)
17. rugby union
an action in which a player standing inside his or her own 22m line catches a forward kick by an opponent and shouts "mark", thus becoming entitled to a free kick
18. Australian Rules football
a catch of the ball from a kick of at least 10 yards, after which a free kick is taken
19.  the mark
(in medieval England and Germany) a piece of land held in common by the free men of a community
21.  an obsolete word for frontier
22. statistics class mark
23.  make one's mark
24.  on your mark
to make or receive (a visible impression, trace, or stain) on (a surface)
26. (transitive)
to characterize or distinguish
his face was marked by anger
27. (often foll by off or out)
to set boundaries or limits (on)
to mark out an area for negotiation
28. (transitive)
to select, designate, or doom by or as if by a mark
to mark someone as a criminal
29. (transitive)
to put identifying or designating labels, stamps, etc, on, esp to indicate price
to mark the book at one pound
30. (transitive)
to pay heed or attention to
mark my words
to observe; notice
to grade or evaluate (scholastic work)
she marks fairly
33. British sport
to stay close to (an opponent) to hamper his or her play
to keep (score) in some games
35.  mark time
36. rugby union
the shout given by a player when calling for a mark
1.  Deutschmark, markka, Reichsmark, Ostmark
a former monetary unit and coin in England and Scotland worth two thirds of a pound sterling
a silver coin of Germany until 1924
noun New Testament
one of the four Evangelists. Feast day: April 25
the second Gospel, traditionally ascribed to him

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see synonyms of mark
a masculine name: var. Marc
see also Marcus
a.  Bible
one of the four Evangelists, to whom is ascribed the second Gospel: his day is April 25
: also Saint Mark
the second book of the New Testament, telling the story of Jesus' life
abbrev. Mk
a visible trace or impression on a surface
; specif.,
a line, dot, or other distinctive feature produced by drawing, coloring, stamping, etc.
a spot, stain, scratch, blemish, mar, bruise, dent, etc.
a sign, symbol, or indication
; specif.,
a printed or written sign or stroke
punctuation marks
a brand, label, seal, tag, etc. put on an article to show the owner, maker, etc.
a sign or indication of some quality, character, etc.
politeness is a mark of good upbringing
a letter or figure used in schools, etc. to show quality of work or behavior; grade; rating
a mark of B in history
a cross or other sign made on a document as a substitute for a signature by a person unable to write
a standard of quality, proficiency, propriety, etc.
failing to come up to the mark
importance; distinction; eminence
a man of mark
impression; influence
to leave one's mark in history
a visible object of known position, serving as a guide or point of reference
a tower as a mark for fliers
a line, dot, notch, etc. used to indicate position, as on a graduated scale
an object aimed at; target
an object desired or worked for; end; aim; goal
a person against whom an attack, criticism, ridicule, etc. is directed
b.  Slang
an intended victim of a swindle
a taking notice; heed
11.  Archaic
a boundary, border, or borderland; march
among Germanic peoples in earlier times, land held or worked in common by a community
12.  Nautical
one of the knots or bits of leather or colored cloth placed at irregular intervals on a lead line to indicate depths in fathoms
see also deep (sense 20)
13.  Sport
the starting line of a race
a spare or a strike in bowling
verb transitive
to put or make a mark or marks on
to identify or designate by or as by a mark or marks
abilities that mark one for success
to trace, make, or produce by or as by marks; draw, write, record, etc.
to show or indicate by a mark or marks
to show plainly; manifest; make clear or perceptible
a smile marking happiness
to set off as distinctive; distinguish; characterize
scientific discoveries that marked the 19th century
to observe; note; take notice of; heed
mark my words
to give a grade or grades to; rate
to mark examination papers
to put prices on (merchandise)
to keep (score, etc.); record
24.  Soccer and Hockey Etc
to stay close to in order to impede the movement of (an opponent)
verb intransitive
to make a mark or marks
to observe; take note
27.  Games
to keep score
a former European unit of weight for gold and silver, equal to about eight ounces
a unit of value orig. equivalent to about eight ounces of silver
; specif.,
an obsolete Scottish silver coin
a former money of account of England
the former basic monetary unit of Germany, superseded in 1924 by the reichsmark
see also deutsche mark
deutsche mark

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of mark
See Table at Bible.
1. A visible trace or impression, such as a line or spot: a spill that left a mark on the rug; a mark next to each purchased item on the list.
2. A symbol, name, or other identifier, especially:
a. A name, logo, or other indicator used to indicate ownership, origin, or level of quality.
b. A notch made in an animal's ear or hide to indicate ownership.
c. A sign, such as a cross, made in lieu of a signature.
3. A written or printed symbol used for punctuation; a punctuation mark.
a. A number, letter, or symbol used to indicate various grades of academic achievement: got a mark of 95 instead of 100.
b. often marks An appraisal; a rating: earned high marks from her superiors.
5. Nautical
a. A knot or piece of material placed at various measured lengths on a sounding line to indicate the depth of the water.
b. A Plimsoll mark.
a. A distinctive trait or property: Good manners are the mark of a civilized person.
b. A recognized standard of quality: schoolwork that is not up to the mark.
c. A lasting effect: The experience had left its mark on all of us.
d. A specific model, type, or iteration, as of a product or machine, especially when part of a series. Usually used with a number: the mark IV model of this car.
a. Importance; prominence: "a fellow of no mark nor likelihood" (Shakespeare).
b. Notice; attention: a matter unworthy of mark.
8. A target: "A mounted officer would be a conspicuous mark" (Ambrose Bierce).
9. Something that one wishes to achieve; a goal.
10. An object or point that serves as a guide.
11. Slang A person who is the intended victim of a swindler; a dupe.
a. Sports The place from which racers begin and sometimes end their contest.
b. A point reached or gained: the halfway mark of the race.
c. A record: set a new mark in the long jump.
13. Sports
a. A strike or spare in bowling.
b. A stationary ball in lawn bowling; a jack.
14. A boundary between countries.
15. A tract of land in medieval England and Germany held in common by a community.
16. Computers A character or feature in a file, record, or data stream used to locate a specific point or condition.
v. marked, mark·ing, marks
a. To make a visible trace or impression on, as with a spot, line, or dent: marked the wall with a crayon.
b. To form, make, or depict by making a mark: marked a square on the board.
c. To supply with natural markings: gray fur that is marked with stripes.
a. To single out or indicate by or as if by a mark: marked the spot where the treasure was buried; a career marked for glory.
b. To distinguish or characterize: the exuberance that marks her writings; marked the occasion with celebrations.
c. To make conspicuous: a concert marking the composer's 60th birthday.
3. To set off or separate by or as if by a line or boundary: marked off the limits of our property.
4. To attach or affix identification, such as a price tag or maker's label, to.
5. To evaluate (academic work) according to a scale of letters or numbers; grade.
a. To give attention to; notice: Mark her expression of discontent. Mark my words: they are asking for trouble.
b. To take note of in writing; write down: marked the appointment on my calendar.
c. Sports & Games To record (the score) in various games.
7. Sports To guard (an opponent), as in soccer.
1. To make a visible impression: This pen will mark under water.
2. To receive a visible impression: The floor marks easily.
3. Sports & Games To keep score.
4. To determine academic grades: a teacher who marks strictly.
In Arthurian legend, a king of Cornwall who was the husband of Iseult and the uncle of her lover Tristan.
1. An English and Scottish unit of currency that was equal to 13 shillings and 4 pence.
2. Any of several European units of weight that were equal to about 8 ounces (227 grams), used especially for weighing gold and silver.
3. A deutsche mark.
4. A markka.
Author of the second Gospel in the New Testament and disciple of Saint Peter.

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