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English noun: marker

1. marker (artifact) some conspicuous object used to distinguish or mark something


SamplesThe buoys were markers for the channel.


Broader (hypernym)artefact, artifact


Narrower (hyponym)bookmark, bookmarker, yard marker

2. marker (communication) a distinguishing symbol


SamplesThe owner's mark was on all the sheep.


Synonymsmark, marking


Broader (hypernym)symbol


Narrower (hyponym)assay-mark, authentication, brand, broad arrow, cairn, earmark, hallmark, label, milepost, milestone, peg, pin, pip, postmark, spot, trademark, watermark

3. marker (artifact) a writing implement for making a mark


Broader (hypernym)writing implement


Narrower (hyponym)highlighter









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