7 definitions found

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

Marc \Marc\, noun [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.

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

3. A German coin and money of account. See {Mark}.

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

Mark \Mark\, noun [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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

I have some marks of yours upon my pate. --Shak.

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.

The confusion of tongues was a mark of separation. --Bacon.

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

France was a fairer mark to shoot at than Ireland. --Davies.

Whate'er the motive, pleasure is the mark. --Young.

7. Attention, regard, or respect.

As much in mock as mark. --Shak.

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

9. Badge or sign of honor, rank, or official station.

In the official marks invested, you Anon do meet the Senate. --Shak.

10. Preeminence; high position; as, patricians of mark; a fellow of no mark.

11. (Logic) A characteristic or essential attribute; a differential.

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

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

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."

{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.

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

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

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

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

Mark \Mark\, noun [See 2d {Marc}.]

1. An old weight and coin. See {Marc}. "Lend me a mark." --Chaucer.

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]

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

Mark \Mark\, verb (used without an object) To take particular notice; to observe critically; to note; to remark.

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

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

Mark \Mark\ (m[aum]rk), verb (used with an object) [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.

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.

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; as, mark my words. "Mark the perfect man." --Ps. xxxvii. 37.

{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.

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

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: 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?" [syn: {mark}, {grade}, {score}]

2: a distinguishing symbol; "the owner's mark was on all the sheep" [syn: {marker}, {marking}, {mark}]

3: a reference point to shoot at; "his arrow hit the mark" [syn: {target}, {mark}]

4: a visible indication made on a surface; "some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks"; "paw prints were everywhere" [syn: {mark}, {print}]

5: 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"

6: a symbol of disgrace or infamy; "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis [syn: {mark}, {stigma}, {brand}, {stain}]

7: formerly the basic unit of money in Germany [syn: {mark}, {German mark}, {Deutsche Mark}, {Deutschmark}]

8: Apostle and companion of Saint Peter; assumed to be the author of the second Gospel [syn: {Mark}, {Saint Mark}, {St. Mark}]

9: a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of [syn: {chump}, {fool}, {gull}, {mark}, {patsy}, {fall guy}, {sucker}, {soft touch}, {mug}]

10: a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation); "his answer was just a punctuation mark"

11: 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" [syn: {sign}, {mark}]

12: the shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament [syn: {Mark}, {Gospel According to Mark}]

13: an indication of damage [syn: {scratch}, {scrape}, {scar}, {mark}]

14: a marking that consists of lines that cross each other [syn: {crisscross}, {cross}, {mark}]

15: 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" [syn: {bell ringer}, {bull's eye}, {mark}, {home run}]


1: attach a tag or label to; "label these bottles" [syn: {tag}, {label}, {mark}]

2: designate as if by a mark; "This sign marks the border"

3: be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense; "His modesty distinguishes him from his peers" [syn: {distinguish}, {mark}, {differentiate}]

4: mark by some ceremony or observation; "The citizens mark the anniversary of the revolution with a march and a parade" [syn: {commemorate}, {mark}]

5: make or leave a mark on; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads"

6: 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" [syn: {stigmatize}, {stigmatise}, {brand}, {denounce}, {mark}]

7: notice or perceive; "She noted that someone was following her"; "mark my words" [syn: {notice}, {mark}, {note}] [ant: {ignore}]

8: mark with a scar; "The skin disease scarred his face permanently" [syn: {scar}, {mark}, {pock}, {pit}]

9: make small marks into the surface of; "score the clay before firing it" [syn: {score}, {nock}, {mark}]

10: establish as the highest level or best performance; "set a record" [syn: {set}, {mark}]

11: make underscoring marks [syn: {score}, {mark}]

12: remove from a list; "Cross the name of the dead person off the list" [syn: {cross off}, {cross out}, {strike out}, {strike off}, {mark}]

13: put a check mark on or near or next to; "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items"; "mark off the units" [syn: {check}, {check off}, {mark}, {mark off}, {tick off}, {tick}]

14: assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation; "grade tests"; "score the SAT essays"; "mark homework" [syn: {grade}, {score}, {mark}]

15: insert punctuation marks into [syn: {punctuate}, {mark}]

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