What is the meaning of Mark?


  • A number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance. )
    • usage: "she made good marks in algebra"; "grade A milk"; "what was your score on your homework"
  • A distinguishing symbol.
    • usage: "the owner's mark was on all the sheep"
  • A reference point to shoot at.
    • usage: "his arrow hit the mark"
  • A visible indication made on a surface.
    • usage: "some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks"; "paw prints were everywhere"
  • The impression created by doing something unusual or extraordinary that people notice and remember.
    • usage: "it was in London that he made his mark"; "he left an indelible mark on the American theater"
  • A symbol of disgrace or infamy."And the Lord set a mark upon Cain-Genesis
  • Formerly the basic unit of money in Germany.
  • Apostle and companion of Saint Peter; assumed to be the author of the second Gospel.
  • A person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of.
  • A written or printed symbol (as for punctuation. )
    • usage: "his answer was just a punctuation mark"
  • A perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened. )
    • usage: "he showed signs of strain"; "they welcomed the signs of spring"
  • The shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament.
  • An indication of damage.
  • A marking that consists of lines that cross each other.
  • Something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal.
    • usage: "the new advertising campaign was a bell ringer"; "scored a bull's eye"; "hit the mark"; "the president's speech was a home run"


  • Attach a tag or label to.
    • usage: "label these bottles"
  • Designate as if by a mark.
    • usage: "This sign marks the border"
  • Be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense.
    • usage: "His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"
  • Mark by some ceremony or observation.
    • usage: "The citizens mark the anniversary of the revolution with a march and a parade"
  • Make or leave a mark on.
    • usage: "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads"
  • To accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful.
    • usage: "He denounced the government action"; "She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock"
  • Notice or perceive.
    • usage: "She noted that someone was following her"; "mark my words"
  • Mark with a scar.
    • usage: "The skin disease scarred his face permanently"
  • Make small marks into the surface of.
    • usage: "score the clay before firing it"
  • Establish as the highest level or best performance.
    • usage: "set a record"
  • Make underscoring marks.
  • Remove from a list.
    • usage: "Cross the name of the dead person off the list"
  • Put a check mark on or near or next to.
    • usage: "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items"; "mark off the units"
  • Assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation.
    • usage: "grade tests"; "score the SAT essays"; "mark homework"
  • Insert punctuation marks into.
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