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mark1

mark1

 
pronunciation:
mark
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: something such as a spot, line, or scar that is visible on a surface.
The workers' boots left black marks on the floor.There were no marks on the body to help identify it for the police.
synonyms:
trace
similar words:
blemish, blot, dot, notch, pit, scar, score, scratch, spot, stain
definition 2: a symbol or sign.
A comma is a mark in a system of punctuation.Unable to sign his name, the man made his mark on the agreement.
synonyms:
badge, emblem, identification, signature
similar words:
brand, indicator, sign, symbol
definition 3: an indication.
Teasing is often a mark of affection.
synonyms:
evidence, sign, symbol, symptom, token
similar words:
hallmark, proof, signature
definition 4: a goal or target; standard.
His work didn't come up to the mark.
synonyms:
norm, par, standard, target
similar words:
code, criterion, finish line, gauge, goal, grade, ideal, measure
definition 5: a grade in an academic course or on an assignment or test.
She was proud that her exam received the highest mark in the class.
synonyms:
grade, score
similar words:
appraisal
definition 6: (informal) the intended victim of a swindle.
He was gullible and an easy mark.
synonyms:
prey, quarry
similar words:
dupe, gull, target, victim
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: marked, marking, marks
definition 1: to put a mark on.
The child's sticky fingers marked the glass.
similar words:
blemish, brand, initial, mar, scar, score, scratch, sign, spot, stain, stamp
definition 2: to identify or be a feature of.
His voice marks him as a singer.
synonyms:
characterize, identify, label, tag
similar words:
betoken, brand, classify, denote, distinguish, feature, reveal, stamp
definition 3: to indicate limits (often fol. by off).
This line marks off our property.
synonyms:
circumscribe, define, delimit, demarcate
similar words:
delineate, denote, outline
definition 4: to identify by putting a mark on.
I forgot to mark this present and now I don't remember if it's for Alex or John.
synonyms:
check off
similar words:
brand, designate, indicate, label, notch, score, tag
definition 5: to evaluate and give a grade to (schoolwork or the like).
The teaching assistant marked the exams.
synonyms:
grade, score
similar words:
appraise, evaluate, judge, rank
definition 6: to pay attention to; give heed to.
Mark well what I am saying.
synonyms:
attend, heed, mind, note, regard, take note of
similar words:
consider, hear, observe, remark, witness
definition 7: to make a mark in order to indicate (some information).
The new patient marked on the form that she had both hypertension and diabetes.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to make a mark or marks.
similar words:
write
definition 2: to be capable of receiving a mark or impression.
Be careful, for the wall marks easily.
similar words:
scratch, spot, stain
definition 3: to evaluate and grade schoolwork.
Word Builder: mark +
  • marker:
    a pen with a thick tip.