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Mark

Mark

WordNet



noun


(1)   Something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal
"The new advertising campaign was a bell ringer"
"Scored a bull's eye"
"Hit the mark"
"The president's speech was a home run"
(2)   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 theater"
(3)   A marking that consists of lines that cross each other
(4)   An indication of damage
(5)   A number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
"She made good marks in algebra"
"Grade A milk"
"What was your score on your homework?"
(6)   The shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament
(7)   A perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)
"He showed signs of strain"
"They welcomed the signs of spring"
(8)   A symbol of disgrace or infamy
"And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis
(9)   A visible indication made on a surface
"Some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks"
"Paw prints were everywhere"
(10)   A written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)
"His answer was just a punctuation mark"
(11)   A reference point to shoot at
"His arrow hit the mark"
(12)   A distinguishing symbol
"The owner's mark was on all the sheep"
(13)   A person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
(14)   Apostle and companion of Saint Peter; assumed to be the author of the second Gospel
(15)   Formerly the basic unit of money in Germany

verb


(16)   Insert punctuation marks into
(17)   Make or leave a mark on
"The scouts marked the trail"
"Ash marked the believers' foreheads"
(18)   Mark by some ceremony or observation
"We marked the anniversary of his death"
(19)   Be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense
"His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"
(20)   Assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation
"Grade tests"
"Score the SAT essays"
"Mark homework"
(21)   Put a check mark on or near or next to
"Please check each name on the list"
"Tick off the items"
"Mark off the units"
(22)   Remove from a list
"Cross the name of the dead person off the list"
(23)   Designate as if by a mark
"This sign marks the border"
(24)   Make underscoring marks
(25)   Establish as the highest level or best performance
"Set a record"
(26)   Make small marks into the surface of
"Score the clay before firing it"
(27)   Mark with a scar
"The skin disease scarred his face permanently"
(28)   Attach a tag or label to
"Label these bottles"
(29)   Notice or perceive
"She noted that someone was following her"
"Mark my words"
(30)   To accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful
"He denounced the government action"
"She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock"
Wiktonary



Etymology


praenomen Marcus, derived from Mars, the Roman god of war, originally Mavors, from *Māwort-.

Proper noun


  1. .
  2. Mark the Evangelist, also called John Mark, first patriarch of Alexandria and credited with the authorship of the Gospel of Mark.
  3. The Gospel of St. Mark, a book of the New Testament of the Bible. Traditionally the second of the four gospels.

Related terms


Quotations

: Acts 15: 37-39:
  • And Barnabas was determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark. But Paul thought it not good to take him with them, who departed from them in Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work. And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder from the other; and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed to Cyprus.
  • 1988 Ann Oakley: Men's Room: p.25-26:
    "And your name?" she said, "I suppose it's quite unremarkable?"
    "Very funny."
    "Mark. It could stand as a symbol of for a man, for men as a category," she reflected,"but I don't suppose that's why your mother gave it to you?"
    "My mother's motives always were inpenetrable to me. I was her only child, she wanted a simple life. So she gave me a simple name to go along with it. --- It wasn't a popular name until the nineteenth century. People were put of by King Mark in the Tristram and Iseult."

Proper noun



  1. borrowed from English, or short for Markvard.


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  1. , cognate to English Mark.


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  1. , a short form of .


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Mark
  1. , short form of compound names beginning with the Germanic element mark "area along the border", such as Markolf and Markward.

Proper noun


Mark
  1. , a German variant of Markus, or borrowed from English.