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MARK

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Mark mean? 

MARK (noun)
  The noun MARK has 15 senses:

1. a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
2. a distinguishing symbol
3. a reference point to shoot at
4. a visible indication made on a surface
5. the impression created by doing something unusual or extraordinary that people notice and remember
6. a symbol of disgrace or infamy
7. formerly the basic unit of money in Germany
8. Apostle and companion of Saint Peter; assumed to be the author of the second Gospel
9. a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
10. a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)
11. a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)
12. the shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament
13. an indication of damage
14. a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
15. something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal

  Familiarity information: MARK used as a noun is familiar.


MARK (verb)
  The verb MARK has 15 senses:

1. attach a tag or label to
2. designate as if by a mark
3. be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense
4. mark by some ceremony or observation
5. make or leave a mark on
6. to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful
7. notice or perceive
8. mark with a scar
9. make small marks into the surface of
10. establish as the highest level or best performance
11. make underscoring marks
12. remove from a list
13. put a check mark on or near or next to
14. assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation
15. insert punctuation marks into

  Familiarity information: MARK used as a verb is familiar.


 Dictionary entry details 


MARK (noun)


Sense 1mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

score; mark; grade

Context examples:

she made good marks in algebra / grade A milk / what was your score on your homework?

Hypernyms ("mark" is a kind of...):

evaluation; rating; valuation (an appraisal of the value of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mark"):

grade point (a numerical value assigned to a letter grade received in a course taken at a college or university multiplied by the number of credit hours awarded for the course)

centile; percentile ((statistics) any of the 99 numbered points that divide an ordered set of scores into 100 parts each of which contains one-hundredth of the total)

decile ((statistics) any of nine points that divided a distribution of ranked scores into equal intervals where each interval contains one-tenth of the scores)

quartile ((statistics) any of three points that divide an ordered distribution into four parts each containing one quarter of the scores)


Sense 2mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A distinguishing symbol

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

marking; marker; mark

Context example:

the owner's mark was on all the sheep

Hypernyms ("mark" is a kind of...):

symbol (an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mark"):

label (an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object)

pip; spot (a mark on a playing card (shape depending on the suit))

peg; pin (small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.)

milepost; milestone (stone post at side of a road to show distances)

broad arrow (an arrowhead mark identifying British government property)

watermark (a distinguishing mark impressed on paper during manufacture; visible when paper is held up to the light)

postmark (a cancellation mark stamped on mail by postal officials; indicates the post office and date of mailing)

assay-mark; authentication; hallmark (a mark on an article of trade to indicate its origin and authenticity)

trademark (a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product)

brand (identification mark on skin, made by burning)

earmark (identification mark on the ear of a domestic animal)

cairn (a mound of stones piled up as a memorial or to mark a boundary or path)


Sense 3mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A reference point to shoot at

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

target; mark

Context example:

his arrow hit the mark

Hypernyms ("mark" is a kind of...):

point of reference; reference; reference point (an indicator that orients you generally)

Meronyms (parts of "mark"):

bull; bull's eye (the center of a target)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mark"):

drogue (a funnel-shaped device towed as a target by an airplane)

clout (a target used in archery)


Sense 4mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A visible indication made on a surface

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

print; mark

Context examples:

some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks / paw prints were everywhere

Hypernyms ("mark" is a kind of...):

indicant; indication (something that serves to indicate or suggest)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mark"):

line (in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area)

line (a mark that is long relative to its width)

hoof mark; hoof-mark; hoofprint (a visible impression on a surface made by the hoof of an animal)

stroke (a mark made by a writing implement (as in cursive writing))

mintmark (a mark on a coin that identifies the mint where it was produced)

trace (a visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle)

footmark; footprint; step (a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface)


Sense 5mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The impression created by doing something unusual or extraordinary that people notice and remember

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Context examples:

it was in London that he made his mark / he left an indelible mark on the American theater

Hypernyms ("mark" is a kind of...):

effect; impression (an outward appearance)


Sense 6mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A symbol of disgrace or infamy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

stigma; stain; brand; mark

Context example:

And the Lord set a mark upon Cain

Hypernyms ("mark" is a kind of...):

symbol (an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mark"):

cloven foot; cloven hoof (the mark of Satan)

bar sinister; bend sinister (a mark of bastardy; lines from top right to bottom left)

demerit (a mark against a person for misconduct or failure; usually given in school or armed forces)


Sense 7mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Formerly the basic unit of money in Germany

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

Deutsche Mark; Deutschmark; German mark; mark

Hypernyms ("mark" is a kind of...):

German monetary unit (monetary unit in Germany)

Meronyms (parts of "mark"):

pfennig (100 pfennigs formerly equaled 1 Deutsche Mark in Germany)


Sense 8Mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Apostle and companion of Saint Peter; assumed to be the author of the second Gospel

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Saint Mark; St. Mark; Mark

Instance hypernyms:

Apostelic Father; Apostle (any important early teacher of Christianity or a Christian missionary to a people)

Evangelist ((when capitalized) any of the spiritual leaders who are assumed to be authors of the Gospels in the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John)

saint (a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization)


Sense 9mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

patsy; sucker; gull; fall guy; chump; soft touch; fool; mug; mark

Hypernyms ("mark" is a kind of...):

dupe; victim (a person who is tricked or swindled)


Sense 10mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Context example:

his answer was just a punctuation mark

Hypernyms ("mark" is a kind of...):

printed symbol; written symbol (a written or printed symbol)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "mark"):

punctuation; punctuation mark (the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases)

head; point (a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer)

dollar mark; dollar sign (a mark ($) written before a number to indicate that it stands for the number of dollars)

ditto; ditto mark (a mark used to indicate the word above it should be repeated)

diacritic; diacritical mark (a mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation)

check; check mark; tick (a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.)

caret (a mark used by an author or editor to indicate where something is to be inserted into a text)

call mark; call number; pressmark (a mark consisting of characters written on a book; used to indicate shelf location)

broad arrow (a mark shaped like an arrowhead; used to mark convicts' clothing)

arrow; pointer (a mark to indicate a direction or relation)


Sense 11mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

sign; mark

Context examples:

he showed signs of strain / they welcomed the signs of spring

Hypernyms ("mark" is a kind of...):

clew; clue; cue (evidence that helps to solve a problem)


Sense 12Mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Gospel According to Mark; Mark

Instance hypernyms:

book (a major division of a long written composition)

evangel; Gospel; Gospels (the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings)

Holonyms ("Mark" is a part of...):

New Testament (the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible)


Sense 13mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An indication of damage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

scar; scrape; scratch; mark

Hypernyms ("mark" is a kind of...):

blemish; defect; mar (a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body))


Sense 14mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A marking that consists of lines that cross each other

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

crisscross; cross; mark

Hypernyms ("mark" is a kind of...):

marking (a pattern of marks)


Sense 15mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

home run; bell ringer; bull's eye; mark

Context examples:

the new advertising campaign was a bell ringer / scored a bull's eye / hit the mark / the president's speech was a home run

Hypernyms ("mark" is a kind of...):

success (an attainment that is successful)


MARK (verb)


Sense 1mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attach a tag or label to

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

tag; mark; label

Context example:

label these bottles

Hypernyms (to "mark" is one way to...):

attach (cause to be attached)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "mark"):

badge (put a badge on)

code (attach a code to)

calibrate (mark (the scale of a measuring instrument) so that it can be read in the desired units)

point (mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics)

point (mark with diacritics)

point (mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something with something

Also:

mark down (reduce the price of)

mark up (increase the price of)


Sense 2mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Designate as if by a mark

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

This sign marks the border

Hypernyms (to "mark" is one way to...):

bespeak; betoken; indicate; point; signal (be a signal for or a symptom of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "mark"):

blaze (indicate by marking trees with blazes)

dimension (indicate the dimensions on)

signpost (mark with a signpost, as of a path)

distinguish; signalise; signalize (make conspicuous or noteworthy)

buoy (mark with a buoy)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 3mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

differentiate; mark; distinguish

Context example:

His modesty distinguishes him from his peers

Hypernyms (to "mark" is one way to...):

characterise; characterize; qualify (describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "mark"):

characterise; characterize (be characteristic of)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


Sense 4mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mark by some ceremony or observation

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

commemorate; mark

Context example:

We marked the anniversary of his death

Hypernyms (to "mark" is one way to...):

celebrate; keep; observe (celebrate, as of holidays or rites)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 5mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make or leave a mark on

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context examples:

the scouts marked the trail / ash marked the believers' foreheads

Hypernyms (to "mark" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "mark"):

dot (mark with a dot)

brand (burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of animals)

post; stake (mark with a stake)

delineate; describe; draw; line; trace (make a mark or lines on a surface)

bespot (mark with, or as if with, spots)

speck (produce specks in or on)

stripe (mark with stripes)

underline; underscore (draw a line or lines underneath to call attention to)

tip (mark with a tip)

flag (provide with a flag)

asterisk; star (mark with an asterisk)

crisscross (mark with a pattern of crossing lines)

spot (mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition)

dimple (mark with, or as if with, dimples)

red-ink (mark with red ink)

striate (mark with striae or striations)

raddle (mark or paint with raddle)

stigmatise; stigmatize (mark with a stigma or stigmata)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something

Also:

mark off; mark out (set boundaries to and delimit)


Sense 6mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

To accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

stigmatise; stigmatize; brand; denounce; mark

Context examples:

He denounced the government action / She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock

Hypernyms (to "mark" is one way to...):

label (assign a label to; designate with a label)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 7mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Notice or perceive

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

note; notice; mark

Context examples:

She noted that someone was following her / mark my words

"Mark" entails doing...:

comprehend; perceive (to become aware of through the senses)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "mark"):

take notice (observe with special attention)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Sense 8mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Mark with a scar

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

pock; scar; pit; mark

Context example:

The skin disease scarred his face permanently

Hypernyms (to "mark" is one way to...):

blemish; deface; disfigure (mar or spoil the appearance of)

"Mark" entails doing...:

incise (make an incision into by carving or cutting)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "mark"):

pockmark (mark with or as if with pockmarks)

cicatrise; cicatrize (form a scar, after an injury)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 9mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make small marks into the surface of

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

nock; score; mark

Context example:

score the clay before firing it

Hypernyms (to "mark" is one way to...):

notch (cut or make a notch into)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "mark"):

line (mark with lines)

scribe (score a line on with a pointed instrument, as in metalworking)

scotch (make a small cut or score into)

scarify (scratch the surface of)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 10mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Establish as the highest level or best performance

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

set; mark

Context example:

set a record

Hypernyms (to "mark" is one way to...):

establish; lay down; make (institute, enact, or establish)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 11mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make underscoring marks

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

score; mark

Hypernyms (to "mark" is one way to...):

enter; put down; record (make a record of; set down in permanent form)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "mark"):

cancel; invalidate (make invalid for use)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s something


Sense 12mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Remove from a list

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

cross off; cross out; strike off; strike out; mark

Context example:

Cross the name of the dead person off the list

Hypernyms (to "mark" is one way to...):

take away; take out (take out or remove)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 13mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Put a check mark on or near or next to

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

tick off; check off; mark off; tick; check; mark

Context examples:

Please check each name on the list / tick off the items / mark off the units

Hypernyms (to "mark" is one way to...):

verify (confirm the truth of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "mark"):

receipt (mark or stamp as paid)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 14mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Synonyms:

grade; score; mark

Context examples:

grade tests / score the SAT essays / mark homework

Hypernyms (to "mark" is one way to...):

appraise; assess; evaluate; measure; valuate; value (place a value on; judge the worth of something)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


Sense 15mark [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Insert punctuation marks into

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

punctuate; mark

Hypernyms (to "mark" is one way to...):

add (make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "mark"):

quote (put quote marks around)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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