Verb: mark maa(r)k
Noun: mark maa(r)k
- Attach a tag or label to
Noun: Mark maa(r)k
- A number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
"she made good marks in algebra"
- grade, score
- A distinguishing symbol
"the owner's mark was on all the sheep"
- marker, marking
- A reference point to shoot at
"his arrow hit the mark"
- A visible indication made on a surface
"some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks"
- 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 theatre"
- A symbol of disgrace or infamy
"And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"
- stigma, brand, stain
- Formerly the basic unit of money in Germany
- German mark, Deutsche Mark, Deutschmark
- [US] A person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
- chump, fool, gull, patsy [N. Amer], fall guy, sucker, soft touch, mug
- A written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)
"his answer was just a punctuation mark"
- A perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)
- An indication of damage
- scratch, scrape, scar
- A marking that consists of lines that cross each other
- crisscross, cross
- Something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal
"hit the mark"
- bell ringer, bull's eye, home run
- The shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament
- Gospel According to Mark
- Apostle and companion of Saint Peter; assumed to be the author of the second Gospel
- Saint Mark, St. Mark
Sounds like: marque, marc
Derived forms: marking, marked, marks, Marks
See also: mark down, mark off, mark up, marker, marking
Type of: add, alter, Apostelic Father, Apostle, appraise, assess, attach, bespeak, betoken [archaic], blemish, book, celebrate, change, characterise [Brit], characterize, clew, clue, cue, deface, defect, disfigure, dupe, effect, enter, establish, evaluate, evaluation, evangel, Evangelist, German monetary unit, Gospel, Gospels, impression, indicant, indicate, indication, keep, label, lay down, make, mar, marking, measure, modify, notch, observe, point, point of reference, printed symbol, put down, qualify, rating, record, reference, reference point, saint, signal, success, symbol, take away, take out, valuate, valuation, value, verify, victim, written symbol
Part of: New Testament
Encyclopedia: Mark, IL Mark, Illinois Mark, Gospel of Mark Mark, 6th Baronet Sykes Mark, Pope Saint Mark, release, recapture Mark, release and recapture Mark, Sweden Mark, Saint Mark, Somerset
AmE / verb, noun
■ verb [+ obj]
1 mark A (with B) | mark B on A
to write or draw words, a symbol, line, etc. on sth in order to give information about it:
We mark each packet with a sell-by date.
Prices are marked on the goods.
The envelope was marked 'Confidential'.
a cheque marked 'Not Negotiable'
2 (Stock Exchange ) mark sth higher/lower (usually be marked)
if shares are marked higher/lower, investors think they are worth more/less and so their value on the stock exchange increases/decreases:
Some investors marked the shares higher because the results showed an improvement.
The airline was marked 4.7% lower.
⇨ MARK STH DOWN (2), MARK STH UP (2)
to pass the time while you wait for sth more interesting:
I'm just marking time in this job-I'm hoping to get into journalism.
if sth such as prices mark time, they stay at the same level although they may change soon:
The shares are marking time, as investors wait for next week's results.
mark sth down
1 (Commerce )
to lower the price of sth:
We've marked the price down from €49 to €29.
OPP MARK STH UP ⇨ MARKDOWN
2 (Stock Exchange ) (usually be marked down)
if shares are marked down, their value on the stock exchange decreases:
The company saw its shares marked down 0.5 per cent
(= by investors on a stock exchange).
OPP MARK STH UP ⇨ MARKDOWN
mark sb out as/for sth
to choose sb or to make people recognize sb as special in some way:
She was marked out for early promotion.
mark sth up
1 (Commerce )
to raise the price of sth:
We've marked the price up from €49 to €55. OPP MARK STH DOWN ⇨ MARKUP
2 (Stock Exchange ) (usually be marked up)
if shares are marked up, their value on the stock exchange increases:
Share prices were marked up as soon as trading started.
OPP MARK STH DOWN
to mark or correct a text, etc., for example for printing ⇨ MARKUP
1 [C, usually sing.]
a level or point that sth reaches that is thought to be important:
The price of oil has passed the $40-a-barrel mark.
Unemployment remains below the four million mark.
2 Mark [sing.]
(followed by a number) a particular type or model of a machine or vehicle:
the Mark II engine
make your/a mark (on sth)
to become famous and successful in a particular area:
The company made its mark with its online payment service.