[ UK /mˈɑːk/ ]
[ US /ˈmɑɹk/ ]
  1. a visible indication made on a surface
    some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks
    paw prints were everywhere
  2. the impression created by doing something unusual or extraordinary that people notice and remember
    he left an indelible mark on the American theater
    it was in London that he made his mark
  3. formerly the basic unit of money in Germany
  4. a distinguishing symbol
    the owner's mark was on all the sheep
  5. a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
  6. a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)
    his answer was just a punctuation mark
  7. an indication of damage
  8. a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)
    they welcomed the signs of spring
    he showed signs of strain
  9. a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade A milk
    what was your score on your homework?
    she made good marks in algebra
  10. something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal
    hit the mark
    the new advertising campaign was a bell ringer
    scored a bull's eye
    the president's speech was a home run
  11. a symbol of disgrace or infamy
    And the Lord set a mark upon Cain
  12. a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
  13. a reference point to shoot at
    his arrow hit the mark
  1. celebrate by some ceremony or observation
    The citizens mark the anniversary of the revolution with a march and a parade
  2. insert punctuation marks into
  3. remove from a list
    Cross the name of the dead person off the list
  4. notice or perceive
    mark my words
    She noted that someone was following her
  5. make underscoring marks
  6. make or leave a mark on
    the scouts marked the trail
    ash marked the believers' foreheads
  7. assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation
    mark homework
    score the SAT essays
    grade tests
  8. be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense
    His modesty distinguishes him from his peers
  9. establish as the highest level or best performance
    set a record
  10. make small marks into the surface of
    score the clay before firing it
  11. put a check mark on or near or next to
    mark off the units
    Please check each name on the list
    tick off the items
  12. mark with a scar
    The skin disease scarred his face permanently
  13. designate as if by a mark
    This sign marks the border
  14. 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
  15. attach a tag or label to
    label these bottles
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How To Use mark In A Sentence

  • The poems, plays, and essays of the committed cultural nationalist are characterized by a markedly hortatory or didactic manner.
  • The main square is called “Rynek” (which basically means “central market place”), and in the middle there are two buildings: “Ratusz” or City Hall (compare with German “Rathaus”) and “Sukiennice”, a long one-level building not unlike a bazaar, filled with stores. Matthew Yglesias » Krakow
  • A lot of them were marked, or born wrong, or crooked, or scabious, looking for help from the Nazarene, for some panacea. A ROOMFUL OF BIRDS - SCOTTISH SHORT STORIES 1990
  • But for the watermark, the thickness of the paper and the missing security thread, the note, reportedly obtained from a private bank, looked like genuine currency for all practical purposes.
  • Dance the coxswain was the first affected in that way, but after a few moments Mark felt that the poor fellow had been suffering in The Black Bar
  • Some of my remarks here are directed toward conventional scientists, who generally refrain from commenting critically on the wild ideas of a few of their colleagues because it is bad manners.
  • There are a lot of so-called "Mathematical Economic Models" in today's market, but none of them presents an inclusive and deterministic system.
  • I looking forward to seeing Mark as we've been apart for a few days.
  • In a landmark case/decision, the Governor pardoned a woman convicted of killing her husband, who had physically abused her.
  • He made a few conventional remarks about the weather.
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