Definitions of mark

  1. something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal; " the new advertising campaign was a bell ringer"; " scored a bull's eye"; " hit the mark"
  2. a symbol of disgrace or infamy; " And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"-- Genesis
  3. to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful; " He denounced the government action"; " She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock"
  4. mark by some ceremony or observation; " We marked the anniversary of his death"
  5. marking consisting of crossing lines
  6. remove from a list; " Cross the name of the dead person off the list"
  7. be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense; " His modesty distinguishes him form his peers"
  8. the shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament
  9. 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?"
  10. attach a tag or label to; " label these bottles"
  11. 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"
  12. 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"
  13. a reference point to shoot at; " his arrow hit the mark"
  14. a distinguishing symbol; " the owner's mark was on all the sheep"
  15. mark with a scar; " The skin disease scarred his face permanently"
  16. insert punctuation marks into
  17. Apostle and companion of Saint Peter; assumed to be the author of the second Gospel
  18. 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"
  19. a written or printed symbol ( as for punctuation); " his answer was just a punctuation mark"
  20. make or leave a mark on; " mark the trail so that we can find our way back"
  21. put a check mark on or next to; " Please check each name on the list"; " tick off the items"
  22. designate as if by a mark; " This sign marks the border"; " He indicated where the border ended"
  23. establish as the highest level or best performance; " set a record"
  24. notice or perceive; " She noted that someone was following her"; " mark my words"
  25. A license of reprisals. See Marque.
  26. An old weight and coin. See Marc.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. A character or device put on an article of merchandise by the maker to show by whom it was made; a trade- mark.
  30. A character ( usually a cross) made as a substitute for a signature by one who can not write.
  31. A fixed object serving for guidance, as of a ship, a traveler, a surveyor, etc.; as, a seamark, a landmark.
  32. 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.
  33. An evidence of presence, agency, or influence; a significative token; a symptom; a trace; specifically, a permanent impression of one's activity or character.
  34. That toward which a missile is directed; a thing aimed at; what one seeks to hit or reach.
  35. Attention, regard, or respect.
  36. Limit or standard of action or fact; as, to be within the mark; to come up to the mark.
  37. Badge or sign of honor, rank, or official station.
  38. Preeminence; high position; as, particians of mark; a fellow of no mark.
  39. A characteristic or essential attribute; a differential.
  40. A number or other character used in registring; as, examination marks; a mark for tardiness.
  41. Image; likeness; hence, those formed in one's image; children; descendants.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. To keep account of; to enumerate and register; as, to mark the points in a game of billiards or cards.
  45. To notice or observe; to give attention to; to take note of; to remark; to heed; to regard.
  46. To take particular notice; to observe critically; to note; to remark.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
  51. To pay care ful attention; take note. marker.
  52. 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.
  53. To make a mark on anything: to impress with a sign: to take notice of: to regard.
  54. To take particular notice.
  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. To make a mark upon; take notice of.
  58. To make a mark or marks on; produce by marking; designate.
  59. To heed; regard.
  60. To pay special attention.
  61. Marker.
  62. A visible trace or sign; a character; badge; characteristic.
  63. A target; aim.
  64. Distinction; eminence.
  65. 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.
  66. To make a mark on; to single out; to note or observe.
  67. To note; to observe critically. See Marque.
  68. 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.
  69. To draw or make an impression on or in; to impress with a token; to denote; to heed or regard; to observe.
  70. An ancient piece of money, equal to 13s. 4d.

Usage examples for mark

  1. Oh, he's no mark. – Shenac's Work at Home by Margaret Murray Robertson
  2. At that moment, too, even while the water was still in the air, one of our torpedo boats which had crept up under the Vladimir Monomach's stern sent another torpedo at her, which also hit its mark and ripped her up. – The Great War in England in 1897 by William Le Queux
  3. Now mark: It is Jesus talking here. – Quiet Talks on Power by S.D. Gordon
  4. Mark looked at them in the half- light of the Moon. – The Secret of the Ninth Planet by Donald Allen Wollheim
  5. " Yes- he told me so," Mark Rainham answered. – Back To Billabong by Mary Grant Bruce
  6. But he was born a mark, and a mark he'll be to the end of time. – A Gentleman from Mississippi by Thomas A. Wise
  7. Take care of Mark! – The City of Fire by Grace Livingston Hill
  8. " Sometimes the best way to make a mark upon the mind is to make a mark upon the body," she suggested, and asked the children if they would like this done. – Lotus Buds by Amy Carmichael
  9. Then, my last mark. – The Master's Indwelling by Andrew Murray
  10. " I don't want any nonsense of that kind set about, Mark," he said. – Uncanny Tales by Mary Louisa Molesworth
  11. I did not mark that break- yes- there she lies. – The Bride of Fort Edward by Delia Bacon
  12. But Mark wants me to be gold all through. – The Trumpeter Swan by Temple Bailey
  13. Mark might have been there, but never to do wrong. – The City of Fire by Grace Livingston Hill
  14. During my stay at the Court I had plenty of opportunity to mark it well, so that what I relate may be said to have passed under my own eyes. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete by Duc de Saint-Simon
  15. I did that, sir, and did it, I thought, to the very mark. – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms
  16. The best mark by which to know this place is a high hill up the country. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII. by Robert Kerr
  17. Mark Lennan- yes- I like your name. – The Dark Flower by John Galsworthy
  18. But it's a great service; and you've made your mark in it. – Okewood of the Secret Service by Valentine Williams
  19. It's just the same when we want to be very serious; we mark it by turning to long words. – Trent's Last Case The Woman in Black by E.C. (Edmund Clerihew) Bentley