Webster 1913 Edition
A license of reprisals. See
mearc; akin to D.
mærke; cf. Lith.
margasparty-colored. √106, 273. Cf.
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
markupon Cain, lest any finding him should kill him.
Gen. iv. 15.
A character or device put on an article of merchandise by the maker to show by whom it was made; a trade-mark.
A character (usually a cross) made as a substitute for a signature by one who can not write.
markof the artisan is found upon the most ancient fabrics that have come to light.
A fixed object serving for guidance, as of a ship, a traveler, a surveyor, etc.;
as, a sea.
mark, a land
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.
I have some
marksof yours upon my pate.
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
That toward which a missile is directed; a thing aimed at; what one seeks to hit or reach.
France was a fairer
markto shoot at than Ireland.
Whate'er the motive, pleasure is the
Attention, regard, or respect.
As much in mock as
Limit or standard of action or fact;
as, to be within the
mark; to come up to the
Badge or sign of honor, rank, or official station.
In the official
Anon do meet the Senate.
Anon do meet the Senate.
Preeminence; high position;
as, patricians of
mark; a fellow of no
A characteristic or essential attribute; a differential.
A number or other character used in registering;
Image; likeness; hence, those formed in one's image; children; descendants.
[Obs.]“All the mark of Adam.”
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.
To sign, as a letter or other writing, by making a cross or other mark.
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.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To put a mark upon; to affix a significant mark to; to make recognizable by a mark;
marka box or bale of merchandise; to
To be a mark upon; to designate; to indicate; – used literally and figuratively;
as, this monument
marksthe spot where Wolfe died; his courage and energy
markedhim for a leader.
To leave a trace, scratch, scar, or other mark, upon, or any evidence of action;
as, a pencil
markspaper; his hobnails
To keep account of; to enumerate and register;
markthe points in a game of billiards or cards
To notice or observe; to give attention to; to take note of; to remark; to heed; to regard;“Mark the perfect man.”
Ps. xxxvii. 37.
To mark out.
To designate, as by a mark; to select; as, the ringleaders were marked out for punishment.
To obliterate or cancel with a mark; as, to mark out an item in an account.–
To mark time
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.
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
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.
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.]
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.
Mark, I pray you,and see how this man seeketh mischief. l Kings 20.