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Definition of MARK

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Marc \Marc\, n. [AS. marc; akin to G. mark, Icel. m["o]rk, perh. akin to E. mark a sign. [root]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. [1913 Webster]

     2. A coin formerly current in England and Scotland, equal to thirteen shillings and four pence. [1913 Webster]

     3. A German coin and money of account. See {Mark}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Mark \Mark\, n. [OE. marke, merke, AS. mearc; akin to D. merk, MHG. marc, G. marke, Icel. mark, Dan. m[ae]rke; cf. Lith. margas party-colored. [root]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. [1913 Webster]

              The Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.                      --Gen. iv. 15. [1913 Webster]

     2. Specifically:
        (a) A character or device put on an article of merchandise by the maker to show by whom it was made; a trade-mark. (b) A character (usually a cross) made as a substitute for a signature by one who can not write. [1913 Webster]

                  The mark of the artisan is found upon the most ancient fabrics that have come to light.
                                                    --Knight. [1913 Webster]

     3. A fixed object serving for guidance, as of a ship, a traveler, a surveyor, etc.; as, a seamark, a landmark. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

              I have some marks of yours upon my pate. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

              The confusion of tongues was a mark of separation.
                                                    --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

     6. That toward which a missile is directed; a thing aimed at; what one seeks to hit or reach. [1913 Webster]

              France was a fairer mark to shoot at than Ireland.
                                                    --Davies. [1913 Webster]

              Whate'er the motive, pleasure is the mark. --Young. [1913 Webster]

     7. Attention, regard, or respect.
        [1913 Webster]

              As much in mock as mark.              --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     8. Limit or standard of action or fact; as, to be within the mark; to come up to the mark. [1913 Webster]

     9. Badge or sign of honor, rank, or official station. [1913 Webster]

              In the official marks invested, you
              Anon do meet the Senate.              --Shak. [1913 Webster]

     10. Preeminence; high position; as, patricians of mark; a fellow of no mark. [1913 Webster]

     11. (Logic) A characteristic or essential attribute; a differential. [1913 Webster]

     12. A number or other character used in registering; as, examination marks; a mark for tardiness. [1913 Webster]

     13. Image; likeness; hence, those formed in one's image; children; descendants. [Obs.] "All the mark of Adam."
         --Chaucer.
         [1913 Webster]

     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."
         [1913 Webster]

     {A man of mark}, a conspicuous or eminent man.

     {To make one's mark}. (a) To sign, as a letter or other writing, by making a cross or other mark. (b) To make a distinct or lasting impression on the public mind, or on affairs; to gain distinction. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: Impress; impression; stamp; print; trace; vestige; track; characteristic; evidence; proof; token; badge; indication; symptom. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Mark \Mark\ (m[aum]rk), n.
     A license of reprisals. See {Marque}.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Mark \Mark\, n. [See 2d {Marc}.]
     1. An old weight and coin. See {Marc}. "Lend me a mark."
        --Chaucer.
        [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Mark \Mark\, v. i.
     To take particular notice; to observe critically; to note; to remark. [1913 Webster]

           Mark, I pray you, and see how this man seeketh mischief.                                --1 Kings xx.
                                                    7. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Mark \Mark\ (m[aum]rk), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Marked} (m[aum]rkt); 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. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     4. To keep account of; to enumerate and register; as, to mark the points in a game of billiards or cards. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     {To mark out}.
        (a) To designate, as by a mark; to select; as, the ringleaders were marked out for punishment. (b) 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. [1913 Webster]

     Syn: To note; remark; notice; observe; regard; heed; show; evince; indicate; point out; betoken; denote; characterize; stamp; imprint; impress; brand. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

769 Moby Thesaurus words for "mark":
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to show, goal, grade, grading, grain, grandeur, grave, graving, greatness, groove, grounds, grounds for belief, gudgeon, guess, guide, gull, gust, hack, hallmark, hallow, hand, hatch, hedge, heed, height, high mightiness, high order, high rank, high-water mark, highlight, hike, hint, hold, hold jubilee, honor, hyphen, hyphenate, identification, identify, idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy, ilk, illustrate, image, impact, imply, import, importance, impress, impression, imprint, incise, increase, index, indicant, indicate, indication, indicator, individualism, individualize, individuate, inflect, influence, initial, initials, inscribe, insignia, interest, interface, interval, involve, item of evidence, jot, jubilate, jubilize, keep, key signature, keynote, kidney, kin, kind, label, landmark, lead, leaders, leap, lentigo, letter, level, ligature, lighthouse, lightship, limen, limit, limitation, limiting factor, line, line of demarcation, lineaments, lithograph, loftiness, logo, logotype, look, look at, lot, low-water mark, lower limit, macula, maculation, macule, maffick, make, make a distinction, make a mark, make an estimation, make merry, make prints, make the grade, manifest, manifestation, manner, mannerism, march, mark down, mark of signature, mark off, mark out, marker, marking, material grounds, materiality, mean, measure, memorialize, menhir, mention, merit, mete, metronomic mark, milepost, milestone, mind, modify, mold, mole, moment, monogram, monument, mottle, muniments, mute witness, name, nature, nevus, nick, nobility, norm, notability, notation, notch, note, note down, noteworthiness, notice, nuance, number, obelisk, obey, object, object in mind, objective, observance, observation, observe, odor, opt for, ordain, outstandingness, paragraph, paramountcy, parens, parenthesize, parse, particularity, particularize, pas, patch, patron, pause, pay attention to, peculiarity, peg, pencil, pepper, perceive, period, personalize, persuasion, pharos, phylum, pick, pick out, picture, piece of evidence, pigeon, pin down, pit, pitch, plane, plateau, platform, pock, point, point out, point to, polka dot, precedence, preeminence, prefer, premises, presa, prestige, prey, prick, primacy, prime, print, priority, prize, proclaim, prominence, proof, property, proportion, prospect, punch, punctuate, puncture, purpose, pursuit, qualify, quality, quarry, question mark, quintain, quirk, quotation marks, quotes, race, raise, range, rank, rate, rating, ratio, reach, reaction, read, reason for being, reason to believe, reckon, recoil, record, reduce, refine a distinction, reflex, regard, register, regular, regular customer, relevant fact, remark, remove, repercussion, representation, representative, respect, response, reveal, riddle, round, rung, sap, savor, say, scale, scar, scarification, scarify, scope, scorch, score, scotch, scrape, scratch, scratching, sculpture, seal, seam, seamark, sear, section, see, segno, segregate, select, self-importance, semicolon, separate, set, set apart, set forth, set off, set the pace, set the tone, sever, severalize, shade, shadow, shape, show, show signs of, sigil, sign, sign manual, signal, signalize, signature, signet, significance, significant, signify, signpost, singe, single out, single quotes, singularity, sitting duck, slash, slubber, slur, smack, smear, smirch, smoke, smouch, smudge, smut, smutch, soil, solemnize, solemnly mark, solidus, sort, sound a fanfare, sound the keynote, space, spatter, speak for itself, speak volumes, specialize, specialty, species, specify, speck, speckle, splash, splatter, split hairs, splotch, spot, stain, stair, stamp, stand for, standard, standing, star, start, starting line, starting point, state, step, stigma, stigmatize, stint, stipple, stipulate, strain, strawberry mark, streak, stress, striate, stripe, style, sublimity, subscription, succeed, sucker, suggest, supereminence, superiority, supremacy, sure sign, swell, symbol, symptom, symptomatize, symptomize, taint, take note, take notice, take notice of, tang, target, target date, tarnish, taste, tattoo, tattoo mark, teleology, tell, telltale sign, tempo mark, tend, tend to show, term, terminal date, terminus, testify, the like of, the likes of, threshold, tick, tick off, tie, time allotment, time signature, tittle, token, tool, tower, trace, trademark, trait, transcribe, transliterate, tread, tribe, trick, triumph, type, ultimate aim, umlaut, underline, underscore, up, upper limit, use, valuate, value, variety, vary, victim, view, vinculum, virgule, virtue, visa, vise, watch, watchtower, watermark, wedge, weight, worth, write down, yardstick


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