Definition and Meanings for mark

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Mark is ranked 1,689 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of mark

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, intransitive verb

Etymology of mark

see 2d marc oe. marke, merke, as. mearc; akin to d. merk, mhg. marc, g. marke, icel. mark, dan. m; cf. lith. margas party-colored. remark oe. marken, merken, as. mearcian, from mearc. see mark the sign

Meaning of mark

as noun

  • a license of reprisals. see marque.

as noun

  • an old weight and coin. see marc.
  • 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 in 1999 it began to be superseded by the euro as a unit of currency in germany and throughout much of the european union.

as noun

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • a fixed object serving for guidance, as of a ship, a traveler, a surveyor, etc.; as, a seamark, a landmark.
  • 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.
  • an evidence of presence, agency, or influence; a significative token; a symptom; a trace; specifically, a permanent impression of one's activity or character.
  • that toward which a missile is directed; a thing aimed at; what one seeks to hit or reach.
  • attention, regard, or respect.
  • limit or standard of action or fact; as, to be within the mark; to come up to the mark.
  • badge or sign of honor, rank, or official station.
  • preeminence; high position; as, patricians of mark; a fellow of no mark.
  • a characteristic or essential attribute; a differential.
  • a number or other character used in registering; as, examination marks; a mark for tardiness.
  • image; likeness; hence, those formed in one's image; children; descendants.
  • 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

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • to keep account of; to enumerate and register; as, to mark the points in a game of billiards or cards.
  • to notice or observe; to

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