Definitions of mark

  1. To note; to observe critically. See Marque.
  2. 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.
  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.
  6. 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.
  7. To make a line, scratch, character, etc., on; point out from others; to notice; to signle out, as by a sign; to indicate by a sign; to observe.
  8. To make a mark on anything: to impress with a sign: to take notice of: to regard.
  9. To make a mark upon; take notice of.
  10. To make a mark or marks on; produce by marking; designate.
  11. To heed; regard.
  12. To take particular notice; to observe critically; to note; to remark.
  13. To pay care ful attention; take note. marker.
  14. To take particular notice.
  15. remove from a list; " Cross the name of the dead person off the list"
  16. To pay special attention.
  17. To make a mark on; to single out; to note or observe.
  18. To draw or make an impression on or in; to impress with a token; to denote; to heed or regard; to observe.
  19. something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal; " the new advertising campaign was a bell ringer"; " scored a bull's eye"; " hit the mark"
  20. a symbol of disgrace or infamy; " And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"-- Genesis
  21. the shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament
  22. a number or letter indicating quality ( especially of a student's performance); " she made good marks in algebra"; " grade A milk"; " what was your score on your homework?"
  23. the impression created by doing something unusual or extraordinary that people notice and remember; " it was in London that he made his mark"; " he left an indelible mark on the American theater"
  24. a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent ( as a visible clue that something has happened); " he showed signs of strain"; " they welcomed the signs of spring"
  25. a reference point to shoot at; " his arrow hit the mark"
  26. a distinguishing symbol; " the owner's mark was on all the sheep"
  27. Apostle and companion of Saint Peter; assumed to be the author of the second Gospel
  28. something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal; " the new advertising campaign was a bell ringer"; " scored a bull's eye"; " hit the mark"; " the president's speech was a home run"
  29. a written or printed symbol ( as for punctuation); " his answer was just a punctuation mark"
  30. make or leave a mark on; " mark the trail so that we can find our way back"
  31. put a check mark on or next to; " Please check each name on the list"; " tick off the items"
  32. designate as if by a mark; " This sign marks the border"; " He indicated where the border ended"
  33. establish as the highest level or best performance; " set a record"
  34. notice or perceive; " She noted that someone was following her"; " mark my words"
  35. A license of reprisals. See Marque.
  36. An old weight and coin. See Marc.
  37. The unit of monetary account of the German Empire, equal to 23. 8 cents of United States money; the equivalent of one hundred pfennigs. Also, a silver coin of this value.
  38. 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.
  39. A character or device put on an article of merchandise by the maker to show by whom it was made; a trade- mark.
  40. A character ( usually a cross) made as a substitute for a signature by one who can not write.
  41. A fixed object serving for guidance, as of a ship, a traveler, a surveyor, etc.; as, a seamark, a landmark.
  42. 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.
  43. An evidence of presence, agency, or influence; a significative token; a symptom; a trace; specifically, a permanent impression of one's activity or character.
  44. That toward which a missile is directed; a thing aimed at; what one seeks to hit or reach.
  45. Attention, regard, or respect.
  46. Limit or standard of action or fact; as, to be within the mark; to come up to the mark.
  47. Badge or sign of honor, rank, or official station.
  48. Preeminence; high position; as, particians of mark; a fellow of no mark.
  49. A characteristic or essential attribute; a differential.
  50. A number or other character used in registring; as, examination marks; a mark for tardiness.
  51. Image; likeness; hence, those formed in one's image; children; descendants.
  52. 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.
  53. A Trait; a sign by which anything is known; a symptom; an indication; impression, as a line, stain, scratch, written word, etc.; a proof; target; distinction; as, a man of mark; a German coin worth 24 1/ 2 cents.
  54. A visible sign: any object serving as a guide: that by which anything is known: badge: a trace: proof: any visible effect: symptom: a thing aimed at: a character made by one who cannot write: distinction.
  55. An obsolete English coin, value about $ 3. 22: a coin of the present German Empire, value about 25c.: a silver coin of Hamburg, value about 32c.
  56. A visible sign; indication; thing aimed at; distinction.
  57. Marker.
  58. A visible trace or sign; a character; badge; characteristic.
  59. A target; aim.
  60. Distinction; eminence.
  61. A stroke drawn; an impression; any note of distinction; distinction; a visible effect; a visible sign; indication; an evidence; a thing aimed at; something serving as a guide; a character made by a person who cannot write his name; a weight; a coin, specially a German one, worth about is.; a trade mark; a license of reprisals.
  62. Any visible impression, as a line, streak, or channel; any sign of distinction; a print; a stamp; evidence; sign; notice taken; an object; that at which a missile is directed; conspicuous character, as a man of mark; impression produced by ability or character, as " he has made his mark;" the X made by a person who cannot write his name.
  63. An ancient piece of money, equal to 13s. 4d.