Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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benchmark a point of reference for judging value, quality, change, or the like; standard to which others can be compared. [2 definitions]
black mark something unfavorable or detrimental in one's record.
check mark a mark () placed next to an item to indicate correctness, completion, choice, or other kinds of verification.
deutsche mark deutsche mark or deutsche marks (deutschemark or deutschemarks) [2 definitions]
diacritical mark a small distinguishing mark, such as a macron, umlaut, or cedilla, that is added to a letter, esp. to indicate how it is to be pronounced.
ditto mark a sign (") indicating repetition, usu. placed under the word, numeral, or passage to be repeated.
exclamation mark a punctuation mark (!) used after a word or words that express surprise, make an emphatic declaration, or the like; exclamation point.
high-water mark a mark indicating the highest level reached by a body of water. [2 definitions]
interrogation mark see question mark.
low-water mark the lowest point reached by a low tide, or the lowest level of a body of water. [2 definitions]
mark down to lower the price of.
Mark Twain pen name of Samuel Langhorne Clemens, U.S. author and humorist (b.1835--d.1910).
mark up to raise the price of.
Plimsoll mark one of a series of lines on the hull of a merchant ship that indicate the depth to which, under different, legally specified circumstances, it may be loaded.
punctuation mark any conventional symbol used to punctuate written text.
question mark a punctuation mark (?) used after a word, phrase, or sentence to indicate a direct question, or to indicate doubt or uncertainty; interrogation mark. [2 definitions]
quotation mark either of a pair of double punctuation marks (" ") used to enclose a quotation, or either of a pair of single punctuation marks (' ') used to enclose a quotation within a quotation.
ripple mark a wavy ridge or line, as on sand or mud, caused by the motion of wind or waves or both. [2 definitions]
service mark a symbol, word, design, slogan, or the like, used as identification by a particular company that supplies a service such as insurance, laundry, or transportation.
strawberry mark a small, reddish, often slightly raised birthmark.