mark: Meaning and Definition of
- a visible impression or trace on something, as a line, cut, dent, stain, or bruise: a small mark on his arm.
- a badge, brand, or other visible sign assumed or imposed: a mark of his noble rank.
- a symbol used in writing or printing: a punctuation mark.
- a sign, usually an X or cross, made instead of a signature by someone who does not know how or is unable to write his or her own name.
- an affixed or impressed device, symbol, inscription, etc., serving to give information, identify, indicate origin or ownership, attest to character or comparative merit, or the like, as a trademark.
- a sign, token, or indication: to bow as a mark of respect.
- a symbol used in rating conduct, proficiency, attainment, etc., as of pupils in a school: good marks; bad marks.
- something serving as an indication of position, as a landmark.
- a recognized or required standard of quality, accomplishment, etc.; norm: His dissertation was below the mark.
- distinction or importance; repute; note: a man of mark.
- a distinctive trait or characteristic: the usual marks of a gentleman.
- (usually cap.)a designation for an item of military equipment in production, used in combination with a numeral to indicate the order of adoption, and often abbreviated: a Mark-4 tank; an M-1 rifle.
- an object aimed at; target: to aim at the mark.
- an object or end desired or striven for; goal.
- He was an easy mark for criticism.
- an object of derision, scorn, manipulation, or the like:He was an easy mark for criticism.
- the intended victim of a swindler, hustler, or the like:The cardsharps picked their marks from among the tourists on the cruise ship.
- the starting line.
- the middle of the stomach.
- jack (def. 17).
- a strike or spare.
- any of the distinctively marked points on a deep-sea lead line, occurring at levels of 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 13, 15, 17, and 20 fathoms above the lead. Cf.(def. 35).
- a tract of land that may have been held in common by a primitive or early medieval community of peasants in Germany.
- a boundary; frontier.
- not pertinent; irrelevant.
- or(used as an exclamation of disapproval, contempt, impatience, etc.)
- to attain success or fame; achieve one's ambition: He set out to make his mark as a writer.
- or(in calling the start of a race) take your places: On your mark! Get set! Go!
- far from the target or objective; inaccurate or irrelevant: My first guess was wide of the mark.
- to be a distinguishing feature of: a day marked by rain.
- to put a mark or marks on: to mark each box with an X.
- to give a grade for; put a grade on: to mark the final exams.
- scent-mark (def. 2).
- to furnish with figures, signs, tags, etc., to indicate price, quality, brand name, or the like: We marked all the books with prices.
- to trace or form by or as if by marks (often fol. by out): to mark out a plan of attack.
- to indicate or designate by or as if by marks: to mark passages to be memorized.
- to single out; destine (often fol. by out): to be marked out for promotion.
- to record, as a score.
- to make manifest: to mark approval with a nod.
- to give heed or attention to: Mark my words!
- to notice or observe: to mark a change in the weather.
- to take notice; give attention; consider.
- scent-mark (def. 1).
- to reduce the price of: These towels have been marked down.
- to mark the proper dimensions or boundaries of; separate: We marked off the limits of our lot with stakes.
- See(def. 45).
- to mark up dresses 50 percent.
- to mar or deface with marks.
- to mark with notations or symbols.
- to fix the selling price of (an article) by adding to the seller's cost an amount to cover expenses and profit:to mark up dresses 50 percent.
- to increase the selling price of.
- the monetary unit of Germany since 1871: originally a silver coin. Cf.
- the markka of Finland.
- a former silver coin of Scotland, equal to 13s. 4d.
- a former money of account of England, equal to 13s. 4d.
- a former coin of Estonia, the th part of a kroon: replaced by the sent after 1927.
- a former European unit of weight, esp. for gold and silver, generally equal to 8 ounces (249 grams).
- one of the four Evangelists: traditionally believed to be the author of the second Gospel.
- the second Gospel: to read aloud from Mark.
- ruler of Cornwall, husband of Iseult and uncle of Sir Tristram.
- a male given name, form of
- mark (Thesaurus)