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Meaning of marking by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • Rhymes: -ɑː( r )kɪŋ



    1. Present participle of mark .


    marking ( plural: markings )

    1. action of the verb to mark
    2. a mark
    3. the characteristic colouration and patterning of an animal

Explanation of marking by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. the act of making a visible mark on a surface

    2. evaluation of performance by assigning a grade or score

    3. a pattern of marks

    4. a distinguishing symbol

    Definition of marking by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. 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.

    2. Marking n. The act of one who, or that which, marks; the mark or marks made; arrangement or disposition of marks or coloring; as, “the marking of a bird's plumage”.

      Marking ink, indelible ink, because used in marking linen. -- Marking nut ( Bot. ), the nut of the Semecarpus Anacardium, an East Indian tree. The shell of the nut yields a blackish resinous juice used for marking cotton cloth, and an oil prepared from it is used for rheumatism.