Meaning of earmark
Pronunciation: (ēr'märk"), [key]
- any identifying or distinguishing mark or characteristic: The mayor's statement had all the earmarks of dirty politics.
- a mark of identification made on the ear of an animal to show ownership.
- to set aside for a specific purpose, use, recipient, etc.: to earmark goods for export.
- to mark with an earmark.
- earmark (Thesaurus)