- The definition of a mark is a sign, symbol, indication or a stain.
An example of a mark is a bruise from being hit.
- Mark is defined as to put an indication or symbol on something in order to identify it.
- An example of mark is to label a container.
- An example of mark is to give a paper an "A."
- 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: often used in pl.: received good marks her sophomore year
- 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 flyers
- 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
- Slang an intended victim of a swindle
- a taking notice; heed
- a boundary, border, or borderland; march
- among Germanic peoples in earlier times, land held or worked in common by a community
- something, as a piece of tape or a chalked line, indicating an actor's predetermined position on a stage or set
- Naut. one of the knots or bits of leather or colored cloth placed at irregular intervals on a lead line to indicate depths in fathoms
- the starting line of a race: often used fig.: on your mark!; a salesman who is quick off the mark
- a spare or a strike in bowling
Origin of markMiddle English ; from Old English mearc, origin, originally , boundary, hence boundary sign, hence sign, akin to German mark, boundary, boundary mark, marke, a token, mark ; from Germanic an unverified form marka ; from Indo-European base an unverified form mere?-, edge, boundary from source Classical Latin margo, margin, Old Irish mruig, borderland
- 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
- to put a subtle mark surreptitiously on the back or edge of (a playing card) for later identification, as in an attempt to cheat
- to stay close to in order to impede the movement of (an opponent)
- to make a mark or marks
- to observe; take note
- Games to keep score
beside the mark
hit the mark
- to achieve one's aim; be successful in one's attempt
- to be accurate; be right
make one's mark
- to make a note of; write down; record
- to decrease (a price or prices)
- to decrease the price or prices of
mark out for
- to keep time while at a halt by lifting the feet alternately as if marching
- to suspend progress for a time, as while awaiting developments
- to cover with marks
- to increase (a price or prices)
- to increase the price or prices of
- to add overhead and profit to the cost of in order to arrive at the selling price
- to put (a legislative bill) into final form
miss the mark
- to fail in achieving one's aim; be unsuccessful in one's attempt
- to be inaccurate
God save the mark!
wide of the mark
- 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
- deutsche mark
Origin of markMiddle English marke ; from Old English marc ; from Old Norse m?rk, a half pound of silver, mark, akin to mark: origin, originally probably in reference to symbol on the balance, later on the silver bar
- a masculine name: var. Marc
- Bible one of the four Evangelists, to whom is ascribed the second Gospel: his day is April 25also Saint Mark
- the second book of the New Testament, telling the story of Jesus' life: abbrev. Mk
- Bible one of the four Evangelists, to whom is ascribed the second Gospel: his day is April 25
- An English and Scottish unit of currency that was equal to 13 shillings and 4 pence.
- Any of several European units of weight that were equal to about 8 ounces (227 grams), used especially for weighing gold and silver.
- A deutsche mark.
- A markka.
Origin of markMiddle English, from Old English marc; see merg- in Indo-European roots. Sense 3, translation of German Mark, from Middle High German marc, marke, stamped precious metal bar, half-pound of silver or gold. Sense 4, translation of Finnish markka.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- A target: “A mounted officer would be a conspicuous mark” (Ambrose Bierce).
- Something that one wishes to achieve; a goal.
- An object or point that serves as a guide.
- 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.
- Sports a. A strike or spare in bowling.b. A stationary ball in lawn bowling; a jack.
- A boundary between countries.
- A tract of land in medieval England and Germany held in common by a community.
- Computers A character or feature in a file, record, or data stream used to locate a specific point or condition.
verbmarked, 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.
- To set off or separate by or as if by a line or boundary: marked off the limits of our property.
- To attach or affix identification, such as a price tag or maker's label, to.
- 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.
- Sports To guard (an opponent), as in soccer.
- To make a visible impression: This pen will mark under water.
- To receive a visible impression: The floor marks easily.
- Sports & Games To keep score.
- To determine academic grades: a teacher who marks strictly.
Origin of markMiddle English, from Old English mearc; see merg- in Indo-European roots.
- A stone or post used to indicate position and guide travellers. [from 14th c.]
- (archaic) A type of small region or principality. [from 18th c.]
- (historical) A common, or area of common land, especially among early Germanic peoples. [from 19th c.]
- An omen; a symptomatic indicator of something. [from 8th c.]
- A characteristic feature. [from 16th c.]
- A good sense of manners is the mark of a true gentleman.
- A visible impression or sign; a blemish, scratch, or stain, whether accidental or intentional. [from 9th c.]
- A sign or brand on a person. [from 10th c.]
- A written character or sign. [from 10th c.]
- The font wasn't able to render all the diacritical marks properly.
- A stamp or other indication of provenance, quality etc. [from 11th c.]
- With eggs, you need to check for the quality mark before you buy.
- Presenting...my patented travelator, mark two.
- What mark did you get in your history test?
- A target for shooting at with a projectile. [from 13th c.]
- An indication or sign used for reference or measurement. [from 14th c.]
- I filled the bottle up to the 500ml mark.
- The target or intended victim of a swindle, fixed game or con game. [from 18th c.]
- 1749, John Cleland, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, Penguin 1985, p. 68:
- her thighs were still spread, and the mark lay fair for him, who, now kneeling between them, displayed to us a side-view of that fierce erect machine of his [...]
- Now put the pastry in at 450 degrees, or mark 8.
- to be within the mark; to come up to the mark
- patricians of mark
- a fellow of no mark
(third-person singular simple present marks, present participle marking, simple past and past participle marked)
- To put a mark upon; to make recognizable by a mark.
- to mark a box or bale of merchandise
- to mark clothing with one's name
- To indicate in some way for later reference.
- She folded over the corner of the page to mark where she left off reading.
- This monument marks the spot where Wolfe died.
- His courage and energy marked him as a leader.
- To take note of.
- Mark my words: that boy's up to no good.
- To blemish, scratch, or stain.
- See where this pencil has marked the paper.
- The floor was marked with wine and blood.
- To indicate the correctness of and give a score to an essay, exam answers, etc.
- The teacher had to spend her weekend marking all the tests.
- To keep account of; to enumerate and register.
- to mark the points in a game of billiards or a card game
- (Australian Rules football) To catch the ball directly from a kick of 15 metres or more without having been touched in transit, resulting in a free kick.
- (sports) To follow a player not in possession of the ball when defending, to prevent them receiving a pass easily.
- (golf) To put a marker in the place of one's ball.
From Middle English mark, merk, merke, from Old English mearc (“mark, sign, line of division; standard; boundary, limit, term, border; defined area, district, province"), from Proto-Germanic *markÅ (“boundary; boundary marker"), from Proto-Indo-European *marÇµ- (“edge, boundary, border"). Cognate with Dutch mark, merk (“mark, brand"), German Mark (“mark; borderland"), French marque (“mark; brand"), Swedish mark (“mark, land, territory"), Icelandic mark (“mark, sign"), Latin margo (“edge, margin"). Compare march.
- A measure of weight (especially for gold and silver), once used throughout Europe, equivalent to 8 oz.
- (now historical) An English and Scottish unit of currency (originally valued at one mark weight of silver), equivalent to 13 shillings and fourpence.
- Any of various European monetary units, especially the base unit of currency of Germany between 1948 and 2002, equal to 100 pfennigs.
- A mark coin.
From Middle English mark, from Old English marc (“a denomination of weight (usu. half a pound), mark (money of account)"), from Proto-Germanic *markÄ… (“mark, sign"), from Proto-Indo-European *marÇµ- (“edge, boundary, border"). Cognate with Dutch mark (“mark"), German Mark (“a weight of silver, a coin"), Swedish mark (“a stamped coin"), Icelandic mÃ¶rk (“a weight (usu. a pound) of silver or gold").
- (imperative, marching) Alternative form of march (said to be easier to pronounce while giving a command).
- Mark time, mark!
- Forward, mark!
- Alternative form of Mark.
mark - Computer Definition
Referring to a service mark or trademark. See also service mark and trademark.
(1) A small blip printed on or notched into various storage media used for timing or counting purposes.
(2) To identify a block of text in order to perform some task on it such as deletion, copying and moving.
(3) To identify an item for future reference.
(4) In digital electronics, a 1 bit. Contrast with space.
(5) On magnetic disk, a recorded character used to identify the beginning of a track.
(6) In optical recognition and mark sensing, a pencil line in a preprinted box.
(7) On magnetic tape, a tape mark is a special character that is recorded after the last character of data.