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NOUN (15)

1. a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance);
- Example: "she made good marks in algebra"
- Example: "grade A milk"
- Example: "what was your score on your homework?"
[syn: mark, grade, score]

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

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

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

5. the impression created by doing something unusual or extraordinary that people notice and remember;
- Example: "it was in London that he made his mark"
- Example: "he left an indelible mark on the American theater"

6. a symbol of disgrace or infamy;
- Example: "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);
- Example: "his answer was just a punctuation mark"

11. a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened);
- Example: "he showed signs of strain"
- Example: "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;
- Example: "the new advertising campaign was a bell ringer"
- Example: "scored a bull's eye"
- Example: "hit the mark"
- Example: "the president's speech was a home run"
[syn: bell ringer, bull's eye, mark, home run]


VERB (15)

1. attach a tag or label to;
- Example: "label these bottles"
[syn: tag, label, mark]

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

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

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

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

6. to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful;
- Example: "He denounced the government action"
- Example: "She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock"
[syn: stigmatize, stigmatise, brand, denounce, mark]

7. notice or perceive;
- Example: "She noted that someone was following her"
- Example: "mark my words"
[syn: notice, mark, note]

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

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

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

11. make underscoring marks;
[syn: score, mark]

12. remove from a list;
- Example: "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;
- Example: "Please check each name on the list"
- Example: "tick off the items"
- Example: "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;
- Example: "grade tests"
- Example: "score the SAT essays"
- Example: "mark homework"
[syn: grade, score, mark]

15. insert punctuation marks into;
[syn: punctuate, mark]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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:

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:

Mark \Mark\ (m[aum]rk), n. A license of reprisals. See Marque. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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:

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:

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

mark n 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] v 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]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

769 Moby Thesaurus words for "mark": John Hancock, X, accent, accent mark, account, affection, aim, alphabet, alphabetize, amount, ampersand, analyze, anatomize, angle brackets, animadvert, apostrophe, appoint, appraise, appreciate, approve, argue, aroma, assess, assign, asterisk, atomize, attaint, attend, attend to, attention, attest, attribute, autograph, autolithograph, backlash, backwash, badge, banner, bar, basis for belief, be a printmaker, be characteristic, be indicative of, be significant of, be symptomatic of, beat the drum, bedaub, behold, bench mark, besmear, besmirch, besmoke, bespeak, bestain, betoken, birthmark, blacken, blaze, blaze a trail, blemish, blood, bloodstain, blot, blotch, blow the trumpet, blur, body of evidence, bookmark, border line, bound, boundary, boundary condition, boundary line, bourn, braces, bracket, brand, break boundary, breakoff point, breathe, breed, breve, bruise, bullet, butt, by-end, by-purpose, cachet, cairn, caliber, call, cancel, capitalize, carve, cast, caste mark, catstone, cedilla, ceiling, celebrate, centered dot, chain of evidence, chalk, chalk up, change, character, characteristic, characterize, check, check off, checkmark, chip, chisel, chop logic, christcross, chump, cicatrix, cicatrize, cipher, circumscription, clan, class, client, clout, clue, cognizance, colon, color, comma, commemorate, compass, concern, concernment, configuration, confine, conjugate, connote, consequence, consequentiality, consideration, conspicuousness, correct, countermark, countersign, countersignature, counterstamp, crease, cribble, criterion, cross, crosshatch, cull, customer, custos, cut, cutoff, cutoff point, dab, dagger, dapple, darken, dash, data, datum, daub, deadline, decimal point, decline, decrease, define, degree, delimit, delimitation, demarcate, demonstrate, denominate, denomination, denote, dent, describe, description, designate, designation, destinate, destination, destine, desynonymize, determinant, determine, devaluate, devalue, device, devote, diaeresis, diagonal, difference, differentia, differential, differentiate, dignity, direct, dirty, discern, disclose, discolor, discoloration, discount, discriminate, disequalize, disjoin, display, distinction, distinctive feature, distinguish, diversify, divide, division line, documentation, doom, dot, dress ship, duty, earmark, effect, elect, elevation, ellipsis, emblem, eminence, emphasis, enchase, end, end in view, endorsement, engrave, engraving, entail, estimate, evaluate, evidence, evince, exaltation, excellence, exclamation mark, exhibit, express, expression mark, extent, extremity, eyesore, fact, facts, fall guy, fate, feather, feature, fermata, figure, final cause, fingerprint, finish, fire a salute, fish, fist, fix, flavor, fleck, flick, floor, flyspeck, force, foredoom, form, form an estimate, freckle, frontier, full stop, function, furnish evidence, furrow, game, gash, gauge, genre, genus, get ahead, give an appreciation, give evidence, give indication of, give token, go 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
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Mark the evangelist; "John whose surname was Mark" (Acts 12:12, 25). Mark (Marcus, Col. 4:10, etc.) was his Roman name, which gradually came to supersede his Jewish name John. He is called John in Acts 13:5, 13, and Mark in 15:39, 2 Tim. 4:11, etc. He was the son of Mary, a woman apparently of some means and influence, and was probably born in Jerusalem, where his mother resided (Acts 12:12). Of his father we know nothing. He was cousin of Barnabas (Col. 4:10). It was in his mother's house that Peter found "many gathered together praying" when he was released from prison; and it is probable that it was here that he was converted by Peter, who calls him his "son" (1 Pet. 5:13). It is probable that the "young man" spoken of in Mark 14:51, 52 was Mark himself. He is first mentioned in Acts 12:25. He went with Paul and Barnabas on their first journey (about A.D. 47) as their "minister," but from some cause turned back when they reached Perga in Pamphylia (Acts 12:25; 13:13). Three years afterwards a "sharp contention" arose between Paul and Barnabas (15:36-40), because Paul would not take Mark with him. He, however, was evidently at length reconciled to the apostle, for he was with him in his first imprisonment at Rome (Col. 4:10; Philemon 1:24). At a later period he was with Peter in Babylon (1 Pet. 5:13), then, and for some centuries afterwards, one of the chief seats of Jewish learning; and he was with Timothy in Ephesus when Paul wrote him during his second imprisonment (2 Tim. 4:11). He then disappears from view.
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's):

Mark, same as Marcus
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

MARK. This term has several acceptations. 1. It is a sign traced on paper or parchment, which stands in the place of a signature, usually made by persons who cannot write. 2 Cart. R. 324; M. & M. 516; 12 Pet. 150; 7 Bing. 457; 2 Ves. 455; 1 V. & B. 362; 1 Ves., jr. 11. A mark is now held to be a good signature, though the party was able to write. 8 Ad. & El. 94; 3 Nev. & Per. 228; 3 Curt. 752; 5 John. 144. Vide Subscription. 2.-2. It is the sign, writing or ticket put upon manufactured goods to distinguish them from others. Poph. R. 144; 3 B & C. 541; 2 Atk. R. 485; 2 V. & B. 218; 3 M. & C. 1; Ed. Inj. 814. Vide Trade Marks. 3.-3. Mark or marc, denotes a weight used in several parts of Europe, and for several commodities, especially gold and silver. When gold and silver are sold by the mark, it is divided into twenty-four carats. 4.-4. Mark is also in England a money of accounts, and in some other countries a coin. The English marc is two-thirds of a pound sterling, or 13s. 4d., and the Scotch mark is of equal value in Scotch money of account. Ency. Amer. h.t.
U.S. Gazetteer Places (2000):

Mark, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois Population (2000): 491 Housing Units (2000): 209 Land area (2000): 0.811747 sq. miles (2.102416 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.811747 sq. miles (2.102416 sq. km) FIPS code: 46981 Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17 Location: 41.265594 N, 89.248521 W ZIP Codes (1990): Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs. Headwords: Mark, IL Mark