Dictionary and Thesaurus

  Definition of Mark
  1. 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"
  2. 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"
  3. marking consisting of crossing lines
  4. an indication of damage
  5. 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?"
  6. the shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament
  7. 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"
  8. a symbol of disgrace or infamy; "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis
  9. a visible indication made on a surface; "some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks"; "paw prints were everywhere"
  10. a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation); "his answer was just a punctuation mark"
  11. a reference point to shoot at; "his arrow hit the mark"
  12. a distinguishing symbol; "the owner''s mark was on all the sheep"
  13. a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
  14. Apostle and companion of Saint Peter; assumed to be the author of the second Gospel
  15. formerly the basic unit of money in Germany
  16. insert punctuation marks into
  17. make or leave a mark on; "mark the trail so that we can find our way back"
  18. mark by some ceremony or observation; "We marked the anniversary of his death"
  19. be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense; "His modesty distinguishes him form his peers"
  20. assign a grade or rank to, according to one''s evaluation; "grade tests"; "score the SAT essays"; "mark homework"
  21. put a check mark on or next to; "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items"
  22. remove from a list; "Cross the name of the dead person off the list"
  23. designate as if by a mark; "This sign marks the border"; "He indicated where the border ended"
  24. make underscoring marks
  25. establish as the highest level or best performance; "set a record"
  26. make small marks into the surface of; "score the clay before firing it"
  27. mark with a scar; "The skin disease scarred his face permanently"
  28. attach a tag or label to; "label these bottles"
  29. notice or perceive; "She noted that someone was following her"; "mark my words"
  30. 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"
Similar Words: bell ringer, bull's eye, home run, crisscross, cross, scratch, scrape, scar, grade, score, Mark, Gospel According to Mark, sign, stigma, brand, stain, print, target, marker, marking, chump, fool, gull, patsy, fall guy, sucker, soft touch, mug, Saint Mark, St. Mark, German mark, Deutsche Mark, Deutschmark, punctuate, commemorate, distinguish, differentiate, check, check off, mark off, tick off, tick, cross off, cross out, strike out, strike off, set, nock, pock, pit, tag, label, notice, note, stigmatize, stigmatise, denounce


See Also: mark off, mark out, mark down, mark up


Hyponyms: grade point, percentile, centile, decile, quartile, demerit, bar sinister, bend sinister, cloven hoof, cloven foot, footprint, footmark, step, trace, mintmark, stroke, hoofprint, hoof mark, hoof-mark, line, arrow, pointer, broad arrow, call mark, call number, pressmark, caret, check mark, check, tick, diacritical mark, diacritic, ditto mark, ditto, dollar mark, dollar sign, point, head, punctuation, punctuation mark, clout, drogue, earmark, brand, trademark, authentication, hallmark, assay-mark, postmark, watermark, milestone, milepost, peg, pin, spot, pip, label, cairn, quote, dot, stigmatize, stigmatise, raddle, striate, red-ink, dimple, crisscross, star, asterisk, flag, tip, underline, underscore, stripe, speck, bespot, draw, describe, delineate, stake, post, characterize, characterise, receipt, blaze, dimension, signpost, signalize, signalise, distinguish, buoy, cancel, invalidate, scarify, scotch, scribe, pockmark, cicatrize, cicatrise, calibrate, code, badge, take notice


Grouped Verbs: tag, label, check, check up on, look into, check out, suss out, check over, go over, check into, see, insure, see to it, ensure, control, ascertain, assure, distinguish, differentiate, scar, pock, pit, score, nock


Entailments: incise, perceive, comprehend


Part Meronyms: New Testament


Derivational Morphology: set, score, nock, cross, crisscross, scar, pock, pit, scratch, scrape, scratch up, grate, grade, rate, rank, range, order, place, notice, note, signify, tarnish, stain, maculate, sully, defile, stigmatize, stigmatise, brand, denounce, post, distinguish, differentiate, tag, label, absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up, fool, gull, befool, dupe, slang, cod, put on, put one over, put one across, punctuation, punctuation mark, print, marker, marking, commemoration, memorialization, memorialisation, deviation, divergence, departure, difference, differentiation, distinction, grading, scoring, scorekeeper, scorer, gradation, graduation, grader, check mark, check, tick, bell ringer, bull's eye, home run, scotch, fossa, pitting, roughness, indentation, cicatrix, cicatrice, sign, observation, observance, noticer, stigma, denunciation, denouncement, stigmatization, stigmatisation, branding


Language Translations:
Bosnian: marka   Catalan: Marc and marca  
Croatian: marka   Danish: Marcus  
Dutch: Mark and markering   Estonian: mark  
Finnish: markka and Markus and merkki   French: Marc and mark and marque  
German: Mark and Zeichen   Hebrew: סימן  
Hungarian: Márk   Icelandic: Markús  
Italian: Marco and segno   Japanese: マーク  
Latin: Marcus   Polish: Marek  
Portuguese: marco   Romanian: marcă  
Russian: Марк and марка   Slovene: Marko and oznaka  
Spanish: marca and marco and Marcos   Swedish: mark and Markus and märke  
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