mark


mark
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mark [1] NOUN 1) a small area on a surface having a different colour from its surroundings. 2) something that indicates position or acts as a pointer. 3) a line, figure, or symbol made to identify or record something. 4) a sign or indication of a quality or feeling. 5) a characteristic feature or property of something. 6) a level or stage. 7) a point awarded for a correct answer or for proficiency in an examination. 8) a particular model or type of a vehicle or machine.
VERB 1) make a mark on. 2) write a word or symbol on (an object) in order to identify it. 3) indicate the position of. 4) (mark out) distinguish or delineate. 5) indicate or acknowledge (a significant event). 6) (mark up or down) increase or reduce the indicated price of (an item). 7) assess and give a mark to (written work). 8) notice or pay careful attention to. 9) Brit. (in team games) stay close to (an opponent) in order to prevent them getting or passing the ball.
be quick off the mark — Cf. ↑be quick off the mark
make a mark — Cf. ↑make a mark
mark time — Cf. ↑mark time
near (or close) to the mark — Cf. ↑near to the mark
off (or wide of) the mark — Cf. ↑wide of the mark
on the mark — Cf. ↑on the mark
on your marks — Cf. ↑on your marks
up to the mark — Cf. ↑up to the mark
ORIGIN Old English.
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mark [2] NOUN the basic monetary unit of Germany, equal to 100 pfennig.
ORIGIN Old Norse, probably related to MARK(Cf. ↑mark).

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