Mark - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |mɑːrk|  American pronunciation of the word mark
Brit.  |mɑːk|  British pronunciation of the word mark
- a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance) (syn: grade, score)
- a distinguishing symbol (syn: marker, marking)
- a reference point to shoot at (syn: target)
- a visible indication made on a surface (syn: print)
- the impression created by doing something unusual or extraordinary that people notice and remember
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- attach a tag or label to (syn: label, tag)
- designate as if by a mark
- be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense (syn: differentiate, distinguish)
- celebrate by some ceremony or observation (syn: commemorate)
- make or leave a mark on
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Any little bit of dirt will mark that fabric.

Be careful not to mark the floor with your shoes.

mark an accent on a letter

She marked an “X” on each box.

I have marked the event on my calendar.

She marked each box with an “X.”

X marks the spot where the suspect was last seen.

Use a bookmark to mark your place.

We put some tape on the floor to mark where the tables should go.

The dog marked the base of the tree by urinating.

They will leave their mark in history.

Life without intelligence is a possible mark of an animal.

If that was meant to be an apology, your words were way off the mark.

Despite the fact that he was an expert rifleman, he did not hit the mark.

Do not look from the mark to the arrow and back again.

Phrasal verbs

mark down  — reduce the price of
mark off  — set boundaries to and delimit
mark out  — set boundaries to and delimit
mark up  — increase the price of

Word forms

I/you/we/they: mark
he/she/it: marks
present participle: marking
past tense: marked
past participle: marked
singular: mark
plural: marks
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