marking meaning

[ 'mɑ:kiŋ ] Pronunciation:   "marking" in a sentence
Noun: marking  maa(r)king
  1. A distinguishing symbol
    - marker, mark 
  2. A pattern of marks 
  3. Evaluation of performance by assigning a grade or score
    - grading, scoring 
  4. The act of making a visible mark on a surface
Verb: mark  maa(r)k
  1. Attach a tag or label to
    - tag, label 
  2. Designate as if by a mark
    "This sign marks the border" 
  3. Be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense
    - distinguish, differentiate 
  4. Mark by some ceremony or observation
    "The citizens mark the anniversary of the revolution with a march and a parade"
    - commemorate 
  5. Make or leave a mark on
    "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads" 
  6. To accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful
    - stigmatize, stigmatise [Brit], brand, denounce 
  7. Notice or perceive
    "mark my words"
    - notice, note 
  8. Mark with a scar
    - scar, pock, pit 
  9. Make small marks into the surface of
    - score, nock 
  10. Establish as the highest level or best performance
    - set 
  11. Make underscoring marks
    - score 
  12. Remove from a list
    - cross off, cross out, strike out, strike off 
  13. Put a check mark on or near or next to
    "mark off the units"
    - check, check off, mark off, tick off [Brit, Cdn], tick [Brit] 
  14. Assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation
    "mark homework"
    - grade, score 
  15. Insert punctuation marks into
    - punctuate

Derived forms: markings

See also: mark down, mark off, mark up, marker

Type of: add, alter, appraise, assess, attach, bespeak, betoken [archaic], blemish, celebrate, change, characterise [Brit], characterize, decoration, deface, design, disfigure, enter, establish, evaluate, evaluation, figure, indicate, keep, label, lay down, make, measure, modify, notch, observe, pattern, point, put down, qualify, rating, record, signal, symbol, take away, take out, valuate, value, verify

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To maintain contact on a target from such a position that the marking unit has an immediate offensive capability.


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  1. marking examination papers is a real grind.
  2. marking the exam papers was quite a slog.
  3. she spent the evening marking examination papers.
  4. it was obvious that the two shells had different markings.
  5. the cornet is marking the time.

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