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MARKER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does marker mean? 

MARKER (noun)
  The noun MARKER has 3 senses:

1. some conspicuous object used to distinguish or mark something
2. a distinguishing symbol
3. a writing implement for making a mark

  Familiarity information: MARKER used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


MARKER (noun)


Sense 1marker [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Some conspicuous object used to distinguish or mark something

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Context example:

the buoys were markers for the channel

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

artefact; artifact (a man-made object taken as a whole)

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

bookmark; bookmarker (a marker (a piece of paper or ribbon) placed between the pages of a book to mark the reader's place)

yard marker ((football) a marker indicating the yard line)


Sense 2marker [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A distinguishing symbol

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

marking; mark; marker

Context example:

the owner's mark was on all the sheep

Hypernyms ("marker" 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 "marker"):

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 3marker [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A writing implement for making a mark

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

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

writing implement (an implement that is used to write)

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

highlighter (a fluorescent marker used to mark important passages in a text)


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