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Webster 1913 Edition


Mark

Mark

(märk)
,
Noun.
A license of reprisals. See
Marque
.

Mark

,
Noun.
[See 2d
Marc
.]
1.
An old weight and coin. See
Marc
.
“Lend me a mark.”
Chaucer.

Mark

,
Noun.
[OE.
marke
,
merke
, AS.
mearc
; akin to D.
merk
, MHG.
marc
, G.
marke
, Icel.
mark
, Dan.
mærke
; cf. Lith.
margas
party-colored. √106, 273. Cf.
Remark
.]
1.
A visible sign or impression made or left upon anything; esp., a line, point, stamp, figure, or the like, drawn or impressed, so as to attract the attention and convey some information or intimation; a token; a trace.
The Lord set a
mark
upon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.
Gen. iv. 15.
2.
Specifically:
(a)
A character or device put on an article of merchandise by the maker to show by whom it was made; a trade-mark.
(b)
A character (usually a cross) made as a substitute for a signature by one who can not write.
The
mark
of the artisan is found upon the most ancient fabrics that have come to light.
Knight.
3.
A fixed object serving for guidance, as of a ship, a traveler, a surveyor, etc.;
as, a sea
mark
, a land
mark
.
4.
A trace, dot, line, imprint, or discoloration, although not regarded as a token or sign; a scratch, scar, stain, etc.;
as, this pencil makes a fine
mark
.
I have some
marks
of yours upon my pate.
Shakespeare
5.
An evidence of presence, agency, or influence; a significative token; a symptom; a trace; specifically, a permanent impression of one’s activity or character.
The confusion of tongues was a
mark
of separation.
Bacon.
6.
That toward which a missile is directed; a thing aimed at; what one seeks to hit or reach.
France was a fairer
mark
to shoot at than Ireland.
Davies.
Whate'er the motive, pleasure is the
mark
.
Young.
7.
Attention, regard, or respect.
As much in mock as
mark
.
Shakespeare
8.
Limit or standard of action or fact;
as, to be within the
mark
; to come up to the
mark
.
9.
Badge or sign of honor, rank, or official station.
In the official
marks
invested, you
Anon do meet the Senate.
Shakespeare
10.
Preeminence; high position;
as, patricians of
mark
; a fellow of no
mark
.
11.
(Logic)
A characteristic or essential attribute; a differential.
12.
A number or other character used in registering;
as, examination
marks
; a
mark
for tardiness.
13.
Image; likeness; hence, those formed in one's image; children; descendants.
[Obs.]
“All the mark of Adam.”
Chaucer.
14.
(Naut.)
One of the bits of leather or colored bunting which are placed upon a sounding line at intervals of from two to five fathoms. The unmarked fathoms are called “deeps.”
A man of mark
,
a conspicuous or eminent man.
To make one's mark
.
(a)
To sign, as a letter or other writing, by making a cross or other mark.
(b)
To make a distinct or lasting impression on the public mind, or on affairs; to gain distinction.
Syn. – Impress; impression; stamp; print; trace; vestige; track; characteristic; evidence; proof; token; badge; indication; symptom.

Mark

(märk)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Marked
(märkt)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Marking
.]
[OE.
marken
,
merken
, AS.
mearcian
, from
mearc
. See
Mark
the sign.]
1.
To put a mark upon; to affix a significant mark to; to make recognizable by a mark;
as, to
mark
a box or bale of merchandise; to
mark
clothing.
2.
To be a mark upon; to designate; to indicate; – used literally and figuratively;
as, this monument
marks
the spot where Wolfe died; his courage and energy
marked
him for a leader.
3.
To leave a trace, scratch, scar, or other mark, upon, or any evidence of action;
as, a pencil
marks
paper; his hobnails
marked
the floor.
4.
To keep account of; to enumerate and register;
as, to
mark
the points in a game of billiards or cards
.
5.
To notice or observe; to give attention to; to take note of; to remark; to heed; to regard;
as,
mark
my words
.
Mark the perfect man.”
Ps. xxxvii. 37.
To mark out
.
(a)
To designate, as by a mark; to select; as, the ringleaders were marked out for punishment
.
(b)
To obliterate or cancel with a mark; as, to mark out an item in an account.
To mark time
(Mil.)
,
to keep the time of a marching step by moving the legs alternately without advancing.
Syn. – To note; remark; notice; observe; regard; heed; show; evince; indicate; point out; betoken; denote; characterize; stamp; imprint; impress; brand.

Mark

,
Verb.
I.
To take particular notice; to observe critically; to note; to remark.
Mark
, I pray you, and see how this man seeketh mischief.
1 Kings xx. 7.

Webster 1828 Edition


Mark

M`ARK

,
Noun.
[L. mercor, the primary sense of which is to go, to pass; Gr. to pass; Eng. fair, and fare.]
1.
A visible line made by drawing one substance on another; as a mark made by chalk or charcoal, or a pen.
2.
A line, groove or depression made by stamping or cutting; an incision; a channel or impression; as the mark of a chisel, of a stamp, of a rod or whip; the mark of the finger or foot.
3.
Any note or sign of distinction.
The Lord set a mark upon Cain. Gen.4.
4.
Any visible effect of force or agency.
There are scarce any marks left of a subterraneous fire.
5.
Any apparent or intelligible effect; proof, evidence.
The confusion of tongues was a mark of separation.
6.
Notice taken.
The laws
Stand like the forfeits in a barber's shop,
As much for mock as mark.
7.
Any thing to which a missile weapon may be directed.
France was a fairer mark to shoot at than Ireland.
8.
Any object used as a guide, or to which the mind may be directed. The dome of the State house in Boston is a good mark for seamen.
9.
Any thing visible by which knowledge of something may be obtained; indication; as the marks of age in a horse. Civility is a mark of politeness or respect. Levity is a mark of weakness.
10. A character made by a person who cannot write his name, and intended as a substitute for it.
11. A weight of certain commodities, but particularly of gold and silver, used in several states of Europe; in Great Britain, a money of account, equal to thirteen shillings and four pence. In some countries, it is a coin.
12. A license of reprisals. [See Marque.]

M`ARK

, v.t.
1.
To draw or make a visible line or character with any substance; as, to mark with chalk or with compasses.
2.
To stamp; to impress; to make a visible impression, figure or indenture; as, to mark a sheep with a brand.
3.
To make an incision; to lop off a part; to make any sign of distinction; as, to mark sheep or cattle by cuts in their ears.
4.
To form a name or the initials of a name for distinction; as, to mark cloth; to mark a handkerchief.
5.
To notice; to take particular observation of.
Mark them who cause divisions and offenses. Rom.16.
Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace. Ps.37.
6.
To heed; to regard.
To mark out, to notify, as by a mark; to point out; to designate. The ringleaders were marked out for seizure and punishment.

M`ARK

,
Verb.
I.
To note; to observe critically; to take particular notice; to remark.
Mark, I pray you,and see how this man seeketh mischief. l Kings 20.

Definition 2022


Mark

Mark

See also: mark, Márk, märk, and Mark.

English

Proper noun

Mark

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  1. A male given name.
    • 1988, Ann Oakley, Men's Room, page 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 impenetrable 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."
  2. Mark the Evangelist, also called John Mark, the first patriarch of Alexandria, credited with the authorship of the Gospel of Mark.
    • 1611, Bible (KJV):, 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.
  3. (biblical) The Gospel of St. Mark, a book of the New Testament of the Bible. Traditionally the second of the four gospels.

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

See also

  • Markisha

Abbreviation

Mark

  1. (astronomy) Abbreviation of Markarian.

Alternative forms

Synonyms

(Markarian):

Anagrams


Danish

Proper noun

Mark

  1. A male given name borrowed from English, or short for Markvard.

Dutch

Pronunciation

Proper noun

Mark ?

  1. A male given name, cognate to English Mark.

Anagrams


Estonian

Proper noun

Mark

  1. A male given name, a short form of Markus.

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /maʁk/ (standard)
  • IPA(key): /maːk/ (widespread, especially northern and central Germany)

Etymology 1

From Middle High German marc, marke.

Noun

Mark f (genitive Mark, plural Mark)

  1. (numismatics) mark
Declension
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Old High German marka, from Proto-Germanic *markō.

Noun

Mark f (genitive Mark, plural Marken)

  1. A usually fortified area along the border; marches.
Declension
Synonyms
  • Grenzmark
Derived terms

Proper noun

Mark ? (genitive Mark)

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

Etymology 3

From Middle High German marc, from Old High German marg, from Proto-Germanic *mazgą, from Proto-Indo-European *mozgos, *mosgʰos. Compare Dutch merg, English marrow, Swedish märg, Norwegian marg, Icelandic mergur.

Noun

Mark n (genitive Marks or Markes, no plural)

  1. marrow
  2. pith
Declension
Derived terms

Etymology 4

From Latin Marcus.

Proper noun

Mark ? (genitive Mark)

  1. A male given name, a German variant of Markus, or borrowed from English.

mark

mark

See also: Mark, Márk, märk, and Mark.

English

Alternative forms

Noun

mark (plural marks)

  1. (heading) Boundary, land within a boundary.
    1. (obsolete) A boundary; a border or frontier. [9th-19th c.]
    2. (obsolete) A boundary-post or fence. [13th-18th c.]
    3. A stone or post used to indicate position and guide travellers. [from 14th c.]
      • 1859, Henry Bull, A history, military and municipal, of the ancient borough of the Devizes:
        I do remember a great thron in Yatton field near Bristow-way, against which Sir William Waller's men made a great fire and killed it. I think the stump remains, and was a mark for travellers.
    4. (archaic) A type of small region or principality. [from 18th c.]
      • 1954, J R R Tolkien, The Two Towers:
        There dwells Théoden son of Thengel, King of the Mark of Rohan.
    5. (historical) A common, or area of common land, especially among early Germanic peoples. [from 19th c.]
  2. (heading) Characteristic, sign, visible impression.
    1. An omen; a symptomatic indicator of something. [from 8th c.]
      • 1813, Jane Austen, Pride And Prejudice:
        depend upon it, you will speedily receive from me a letter of thanks for this as well as for every other mark of your regard during my stay in Hertfordshire.
    2. A characteristic feature. [from 16th c.]
      A good sense of manners is the mark of a true gentleman.
      • 1643, Sir Thomas Browne, Religio Medici:
        there is surely a physiognomy, which those experienced and master mendicants observe, whereby they instantly discover a merciful aspect, and will single out a face, wherein they spy the signatures and marks of mercy.
    3. A visible impression or sign; a blemish, scratch, or stain, whether accidental or intentional. [from 9th c.]
      • 1897, Bram Stoker, Dracula:
        Then she put before her face her poor crushed hands, which bore on their whiteness the red mark of the Count's terrible grip [].
    4. A sign or brand on a person. [from 10th c.]
      • 1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, III.iv.2.6:
        Doubt not of thine election, it is an immutable decree; a mark never to be defaced: you have been otherwise, you may and shall be.
    5. A written character or sign. [from 10th c.]
      The font wasn't able to render all the diacritical marks properly.
    6. A stamp or other indication of provenance, quality etc. [from 11th c.]
      With eggs, you need to check for the quality mark before you buy.
      • Knight
        The mark of the artisan is found upon the most ancient fabrics that have come to light.
    7. (obsolete) Resemblance, likeness, image. [14th-16th c.]
      • c.1380, Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘The Franklin's Tale’, Canterbury Tales:
        Which mankynde is so fair part of thy werk / That thou it madest lyk to thyn owene merk.
    8. A particular design or make of an item (now usually with following numeral). [from 15th c.]
      Presenting [] my patented travelator, mark two.
    9. A score for finding the correct answer, or other academic achievement; the sum of such point gained as out of a possible total. [from 19th c.]
      What mark did you get in your history test?
  3. (heading) Indicator of position, objective etc.
    1. A target for shooting at with a projectile. [from 13th c.]
      • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essayes, London: Edward Blount, OCLC 946730821, II.1:
        A skilfull archer ought first to know the marke he aimeth at, and then apply his hand, his bow, his string, his arrow and his motion accordingly.
      • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, p.37:
        To give them an accurate eye and strength of arm, none under twenty-four years of age might shoot at any standing mark, except it was for a rover, and then he was to change his mark at every shot; and no person above that age might shoot at any mark whose distance was less than eleven score yards.
    2. An indication or sign used for reference or measurement. [from 14th c.]
      I filled the bottle up to the 500ml mark.
    3. The target or intended victim of a swindle, fixed game or con game. [from 18th c.]
    4. (obsolete) The female genitals. [16th-18th c.]
      • 1596, William Shakespeare, Love's Labours Lost, I.4:
        A mark saies my Lady. Let the mark haue a prick in't, to meate at, if it may be.
      • 1749, John Cleland, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, Penguin, 1985, p.68:
        her thighs were still spread, and the mark lay fair for him, who, now kneeling between them, displayed to us a side-view of that fierce erect machine of his [].
    5. (Australian rules football) A catch of the ball directly from a kick of 10 metres or more without having been touched in transit, resulting in a free kick. [from 19th c.]
    6. (sports) The line indicating an athlete's starting-point. [from 19th c.]
    7. A score for a sporting achievement. [from 20th c.]
    8. An official note that is added to a record kept about someone's behavior or performance.
      • 1871, Chicago Board of Education, Annual Report (vol.17, p.102)
        A mark for tardiness or for absence is considered by most pupils a disgrace, and strenuous efforts are made to avoid such a mark.
    9. (cooking) A specified level on a scale denoting gas-powered oven temperatures. [from 20th c.]
      Now put the pastry in at 450 degrees, or mark 8.
    10. Limit or standard of action or fact.
      to be within the mark; to come up to the mark
    11. Badge or sign of honour, rank, or official station.
      • Shakespeare
        In the official marks invested, you / Anon do meet the Senate.
    12. (archaic) Preeminence; high position.
      patricians of mark; a fellow of no mark
    13. (logic) A characteristic or essential attribute; a differential.
    14. (nautical) One of the bits of leather or coloured bunting placed upon a sounding line at intervals of from two to five fathoms. (The unmarked fathoms are called "deeps".)
  4. (heading) Attention.
    1. (archaic) Attention, notice. [from 15th c.]
      His last comment is particularly worthy of mark.
    2. Importance, noteworthiness. (Generally in postmodifier “of mark”.) [from 16th c.]
      • 1909, Richard Burton, Masters of the English Novel:
        in the short story of western flavor he was a pioneer of mark, the founder of a genre: probably no other writer is so significant in his field.
    3. (obsolete) Regard; respect.
      • Shakespeare
        as much in mock as mark
Synonyms

(a particular design or make):

  • Mk (abbreviation)
  • Mk. (abbreviation)
Derived terms
Translations

Verb

mark (third-person singular simple present marks, present participle marking, simple past and past participle marked)

  1. To put a mark upon; to make recognizable by a mark.
    to mark a box or bale of merchandise
    to mark clothing with one's name
  2. To indicate in some way for later reference.
    She folded over the corner of the page to mark where she left off reading.
    This monument marks the spot where Wolfe died.
    His courage and energy marked him as a leader.
  3. To take note of.
    Mark my words: that boy's up to no good.
    • Bible, Psalms xxxvii. 37
      Mark the perfect man.
  4. To blemish, scratch, or stain.
    See where this pencil has marked the paper.
    • 2013 June 7, Joseph Stiglitz, Globalisation is about taxes too”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 19:
      It is time the international community faced the reality: we have an unmanageable, unfair, distortionary global tax regime. It is a tax system that is pivotal in creating the increasing inequality that marks most advanced countries today [].
    The floor was marked with wine and blood.
  5. To indicate the correctness of and give a score to an essay, exam answers, etc.
    The teacher had to spend her weekend marking all the tests.
  6. To keep account of; to enumerate and register.
    to mark the points in a game of billiards or a card game
  7. (Australian Rules football) To catch the ball directly from a kick of 10 metres or more without having been touched in transit, resulting in a free kick.
  8. (sports) To follow a player not in possession of the ball when defending, to prevent them receiving a pass easily.
  9. (golf) To put a marker in the place of one's ball.
  10. (singing) To sing softly, and perhaps an octave lower than usual, in order to protect one's voice during a rehearsal.
Synonyms
  • (indicate correctness and give score): score, grade
Translations
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Middle English mark, from Old English marc (a denomination of weight (usu. half a pound), mark (money of account)), from Proto-Germanic *marką (mark, sign), from Proto-Indo-European *marǵ- (edge, boundary, border). Cognate with Dutch mark (mark), German Mark (a weight of silver, a coin), Swedish mark (a stamped coin), Icelandic mörk (a weight (usu. a pound) of silver or gold).

Noun

mark (plural marks)

  1. A measure of weight (especially for gold and silver), once used throughout Europe, equivalent to 8 oz.
    • 1997, Bernard Scudder, translating ‘Egil's Saga’, in The Sagas of Icelanders, Penguin 2001, page 91:
      As a reward for his poetry, Athelstan gave Egil two more gold rings weighing a mark each, along with an expensive cloak that the king himself had worn.
  2. (now historical) An English and Scottish unit of currency (originally valued at one mark weight of silver), equivalent to 13 shillings and fourpence.
    • 1824, James Hogg, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Oxford 2010, p. 42:
      George, on receiving it, instantly rose from the side of one of them, and said, in the hearing of them all, ‘I will bet a hundred merks that is Drummond.’
    • 2011, Thomas Penn, Winter King, Penguin 2012, page 167:
      He had been made a royal counsellor, drawing a substantial annual salary of a hundred marks.
  3. Any of various European monetary units, especially the base unit of currency of Germany between 1948 and 2002, equal to 100 pfennigs.
  4. A mark coin.
Synonyms
Translations

See also

Etymology 3

Verb

mark

  1. (imperative, marching) Alternative form of march (said to be easier to pronounce while giving a command).
    Mark time, mark!
    Forward, mark!

Statistics

Most common English words before 1923: ten · beautiful · possible · #424: mark · followed · fear · evening

Anagrams


Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch markt.

Noun

mark (plural markte or marke)

  1. market

Danish

Etymology

From Old Norse mǫrk.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mark/, [mɑːɡ̊]

Noun

mark c (singular definite marken, plural indefinite marker)

  1. field (wide, open space used to grow crops or to hold farm animals)

Inflection

Noun

mark c (singular definite marken, plural indefinite mark)

  1. mark (unit of currency)

Inflection

Derived terms


Estonian

Noun

mark (genitive margi, partitive marki)

  1. mark (a sign or brand)
  2. tally mark
  3. stamp (postage stamp)

Declension

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


Faroese

Noun

mark f (genitive singular markar, plural markir)

  1. (kvæði) forest
  2. (in phrases) pasture
  3. (biblical) field

Declension

Declension of mark
f2 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative mark markin markir markirnar
accusative mark markina markir markirnar
dative mark markini markum markunum
genitive markar markarinnar marka markanna

Synonyms

Noun

mark n (genitive singular marks, plural mørk)

  1. sign
  2. border, frontier

Declension

n3 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mark markið mark markini
Accusative mark markið mark markini
Dative marki markinum markum markunum
Genitive marks marksins marka markanna
n5 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mark markið mørk mørkini
Accusative mark markið mørk mørkini
Dative marki markinum mørkum mørkunum
Genitive marks marksins marka markanna

Synonyms


French

Pronunciation

Noun

mark m (plural marks)

  1. mark (currency)

Icelandic

Noun

mark n (genitive singular marks, nominative plural mörk)

  1. a sign, a mark
  2. target, aim, mark
  3. (sports) goal

Declension

See also

Derived terms


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

From Old Norse maðkr

Alternative forms

Noun

mark m (definite singular marken, indefinite plural marker, definite plural markene)

  1. a worm (invertebrate)

Etymology 2

From Old Norse mǫrk

Noun

mark f, m (definite singular marka or marken, indefinite plural marker, definite plural markene)

  1. land, ground, field
Derived terms

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From Old Norse maðkr

Alternative forms

Noun

mark m (definite singular marken, indefinite plural markar, definite plural markane)

  1. a worm (invertebrate)

Etymology 2

From Old Norse mǫrk

Noun

mark f (definite singular marka, indefinite plural marker, definite plural markene)

  1. land, ground, field
Derived terms

References


Old Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse mǫrk, from Proto-Germanic *markō.

Noun

mark f

  1. woodland
  2. field

Declension

Descendants


Swedish

Etymology

From Old Swedish mark, from Old Norse mǫrk, from Proto-Germanic *markō, from Proto-Indo-European *marǵ- (edge, boundary, border). Cognate with Latin margo (border, edge), Old Irish mruig, bruig (border, march).

Pronunciation

Noun

mark c

  1. (uncountable) ground (as opposed to the sky or the sea)
    Ha fast mark under fötterna - to be on terra firma (literally "to have firm ground under (one's) feet")
    Tillbaka på klassisk mark - back on classical ground
    På engelsk mark - on English soil
  2. (countable, uncountable) ground, field
    Bonden ägde mycket mark - The farmer owned a lot of ground
  3. mark (currency)
  4. (gambling) counter, marker

Declension

Inflection of mark 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mark marken marker markerna
Genitive marks markens markers markernas

See also

  • ta mark
  • i skog och mark