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Meaning of mark by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • ( Australia ) IPA: /maːk/, X-SAMPA: /ma:k/
    • ( UK ) IPA: /mɑː( ɹ )k/, X-SAMPA: /mA:( r\ )k/
    • ( US ) IPA: /mɑɹk/, X-SAMPA: /mAr\k/
    • Homophone: mark
    • Rhymes: -ɑː( r )k


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

    Proper noun


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    1. A male given name.
    2. ( biblical ) Mark the Evangelist, also called John Mark, first patriarch of Alexandria and credited with the authorship of the Gospel of Mark.
    3. ( biblical ) The Gospel of St. Mark, a book of the New Testament of the Bible. Traditionally the second of the four gospels .

    Derived terms

    • Markan

    Related terms

    See also

    • Markisha


    • Karm

Explanation of mark by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. insert punctuation marks into

    2. make or leave a mark on

    3. the scouts marked the trail
      ash marked the believers' foreheads
    4. mark by some ceremony or observation

    5. The citizens mark the anniversary of the revolution with a march and a parade
    6. be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait

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

    8. mark homework
    9. put a check mark on or near or next to

    10. mark off the units
    11. remove from a list

    12. designate as if by a mark

    13. This sign marks the border
    14. make underscoring marks

    15. establish as the highest level or best performance

    16. make small marks into the surface of

    17. mark with a scar

    18. attach a tag or label to

    19. notice or perceive

    20. mark my words
    21. to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful

    1. something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal

    2. hit the mark
    3. the impression created by doing something unusual or extraordinary that people notice and remember

    4. it was in London that he made his mark
      he left an indelible mark on the American theater
    5. a marking that consists of lines that cross each other

    6. an indication of damage

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

    8. she made good marks in algebra
    9. the shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament

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

    11. a symbol of disgrace or infamy

    12. And the Lord set a mark upon Cain--Genesis
    13. a visible indication made on a surface

    14. some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks
    15. a written or printed symbol ( as for punctuation )

    16. his answer was just a punctuation mark
    17. a reference point to shoot at

    18. his arrow hit the mark
    19. a distinguishing symbol

    20. the owner's mark was on all the sheep
    21. a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

    22. Apostle and companion of Saint Peter

    23. formerly the basic unit of money in Germany

    Definition of mark by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Marc, n. [AS. marc; akin to G. mark, Icel. mörk, perh. akin to E. mark a sign. √106, 273.] [Written also mark.]
      1. A weight of various commodities, esp. of gold and silver, used in different European countries. In France and Holland it was equal to eight ounces.

      2. A coin formerly current in England and Scotland, equal to thirteen shillings and four pence.

      3. A German coin and money of account. See Mark.

    2. Mark ( märk ), n. A license of reprisals. See Marque.

    3. Mark, n. [See 2d Marc.]
      1. An old weight and coin. See Marc. “Lend me a mark.” Chaucer.

      2. 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.

    4. Mark, n. [OE. marke, merke, AS. mearc; akin to D. merk, MHG. marc, G. marke, Icel. mark, Dan. mærke; cf. Lith. margas party-colored. √106, 273. Cf. Remark.]
      1. 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.

      The Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him. Gen. iv. 15.

      2. Specifically: A character or device put on an article of merchandise by the maker to show by whom it was made; a trade-mark. A character ( usually a cross ) made as a substitute for a signature by one who can not write.

      The mark of the artisan is found upon the most ancient fabrics that have come to light. Knight.

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

      4. 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”.

      I have some marks of yours upon my pate. Shak.

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

      The confusion of tongues was a mark of separation. Bacon.

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

      France was a fairer mark to shoot at than Ireland. Davies.

      Whate'er the motive, pleasure is the mark. Young.

      7. Attention, regard, or respect.

      As much in mock as mark. Shak.

      8. Limit or standard of action or fact; as, “to be within the mark; to come up to the mark.”

      9. Badge or sign of honor, rank, or official station.

      In the official marks invested, you

      Anon do meet the Senate. Shak.

      10. Preeminence; high position; as, “patricians of mark; a fellow of no mark.”

      11. ( Logic ) A characteristic or essential attribute; a differential.

      12. A number or other character used in registering; as, “examination marks; a mark for tardiness.”

      13. Image; likeness; hence, those formed in one's image; children; descendants. [Obs.] “All the mark of Adam.” Chaucer.

      14. ( Naut. ) 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.”

      A man of mark, a conspicuous or eminent man. -- To make one's mark. To sign, as a letter or other writing, by making a cross or other mark. To make a distinct or lasting impression on the public mind, or on affairs; to gain distinction.

      Syn. -- Impress; impression; stamp; print; trace; vestige; track; characteristic; evidence; proof; token; badge; indication; symptom.

    5. Mark ( märk ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Marked ( märkt ); p. pr. & vb. n. Marking.] [OE. marken, merken, AS. mearcian, from mearc. See Mark the sign.]
      1. 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.”

      2. 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.”

      3. 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.”

      4. To keep account of; to enumerate and register; as, “to mark the points in a game of billiards or cards”.

      5. To notice or observe; to give attention to; to take note of; to remark; to heed; to regard; as, “mark my words”. “Mark the perfect man.” Ps. xxxvii. 37.

      To mark out. To designate, as by a mark; to select; as, the ringleaders were marked out for punishment. To obliterate or cancel with a mark; as, to mark out an item in an account. -- To mark time ( Mil. ), to keep the time of a marching step by moving the legs alternately without advancing.

      Syn. -- To note; remark; notice; observe; regard; heed; show; evince; indicate; point out; betoken; denote; characterize; stamp; imprint; impress; brand.

    6. Mark, v. i. To take particular notice; to observe critically; to note; to remark.

      Mark, I pray you, and see how this man seeketh mischief. 1 Kings xx. 7.