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English noun: mark

1. mark (cognition) a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)


SamplesShe made good marks in algebra.
Grade A milk.
What was your score on your homework?.


Synonymsgrade, score


Broader (hypernym)evaluation, rating, valuation


Narrower (hyponym)centile, decile, grade point, percentile, quartile

2. mark (communication) a distinguishing symbol


SamplesThe owner's mark was on all the sheep.


Synonymsmarker, 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. mark (communication) a reference point to shoot at


SamplesHis arrow hit the mark.


Synonymstarget


Broader (hypernym)point of reference, reference, reference point


Narrower (hyponym)clout, drogue


Part holonymbull, bull's eye

4. mark (communication) a visible indication made on a surface


SamplesSome previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks.
Paw prints were everywhere.


Synonymsprint


Broader (hypernym)indicant, indication


Narrower (hyponym)fingerprint, footmark, footprint, hoof mark, hoof-mark, hoofprint, line, line, mintmark, step, stroke, trace

5. mark (attribute) the impression created by doing something unusual or extraordinary that people notice and remember


SamplesIt was in London that he made his mark.
He left an indelible mark on the American theater.


Broader (hypernym)effect, impression

6. mark (communication) a symbol of disgrace or infamy


SamplesAnd the Lord set a mark upon Cain.


Synonymsbrand, stain, stigma


Broader (hypernym)symbol


Narrower (hyponym)bar sinister, bend sinister, cloven foot, cloven hoof, demerit

7. mark (quantity) formerly the basic unit of money in Germany


SynonymsDeutsche Mark, Deutschmark, German mark


Broader (hypernym)German monetary unit


Part holonympfennig

8. Mark (person) Apostle and companion of Saint Peter; assumed to be the author of the second Gospel


SynonymsSaint Mark, St. Mark


Instance hypernymApostelic Father, Apostle, Evangelist, saint

9. mark (person) a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of


Synonymschump, fall guy, fool, gull, mug, patsy, soft touch, sucker


Broader (hypernym)dupe, victim

10. mark (communication) a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)


SamplesHis answer was just a punctuation mark.


Broader (hypernym)printed symbol, written symbol


Narrower (hyponym)arrow, broad arrow, call mark, call number, caret, check, check mark, diacritic, diacritical mark, ditto, ditto mark, dollar mark, dollar sign, head, point, pointer, pressmark, punctuation, punctuation mark, tick

11. mark (communication) a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)


SamplesHe showed signs of strain.
They welcomed the signs of spring.


Synonymssign


Broader (hypernym)clew, clue, cue


Narrower (hyponym)token

12. Mark (communication) the shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament


SynonymsGospel According to Mark


Instance hypernymbook, evangel, Gospel, Gospels


Part meronymNew Testament

13. mark (attribute) an indication of damage


Synonymsscar, scrape, scratch


Broader (hypernym)blemish, defect, mar

14. mark (attribute) a marking that consists of lines that cross each other


Synonymscrisscross, cross


Broader (hypernym)marking

15. mark (act) something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal


SamplesThe new advertising campaign was a bell ringer.
Scored a bull's eye.
Hit the mark.
The president's speech was a home run.


Synonymsbell ringer, bull's eye, home run


Broader (hypernym)success


Domain usagefigure, figure of speech, image, trope


English verb: mark

1. mark (contact) attach a tag or label to


SamplesLabel these bottles.


Synonymslabel, tag


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something with something


Broader (hypernym)attach


Narrower (hyponym)badge, brand, brandmark, calibrate, code, point, point, point, trademark


Verb groupmark

2. mark (communication) designate as if by a mark


SamplesThis sign marks the border.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal


Narrower (hyponym)blaze, buoy, dimension, distinguish, signalise, signalize, signpost


Verb groupdifferentiate, distinguish, mark

3. mark (cognition) be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense


SamplesHis modesty distinguishes him from his peers.


Synonymsdifferentiate, distinguish


Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)characterise, characterize, qualify


Narrower (hyponym)characterise, characterize


Verb groupmark

4. mark (cognition) mark by some ceremony or observation


SamplesThe citizens mark the anniversary of the revolution with a march and a parade.


Synonymscommemorate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)celebrate, keep, observe

5. mark (change) make or leave a mark on


SamplesThe scouts marked the trail.
Ash marked the believers' foreheads.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)asterisk, bespot, brand, crisscross, delineate, describe, dimple, dot, draw, flag, ink, line, post, raddle, speck, spot, stake, star, stigmatise, stigmatize, striate, stripe, tip, trace, underline, underscore


Verb grouplabel, mark, tag

6. mark (social) to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful


SamplesHe denounced the government action.
She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock.


Synonymsbrand, denounce, stigmatise, stigmatize


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)label

7. mark (perception) notice or perceive


SamplesShe noted that someone was following her.
Mark my words.


Synonymsnote, notice


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Narrower (hyponym)take notice


Entailcomprehend, perceive


Antonymsignore

8. mark (contact) mark with a scar


SamplesThe skin disease scarred his face permanently.


Synonymspit, pock, scar


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)blemish, deface, disfigure


Narrower (hyponym)cicatrise, cicatrize, pockmark


Entailincise


Verb groupmark, nock, score

9. mark (contact) make small marks into the surface of


SamplesScore the clay before firing it.


Synonymsnock, score


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)notch


Narrower (hyponym)line, scarify, scotch, scribe


Verb groupmark, pit, pock, scar

10. mark (communication) establish as the highest level or best performance


SamplesSet a record.


Synonymsset


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)establish, lay down, make

11. mark (communication) make underscoring marks


Synonymsscore


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)enter, put down, record


Narrower (hyponym)cancel, invalidate

12. mark (communication) remove from a list


SamplesCross the name of the dead person off the list.


Synonymscross off, cross out, strike off, strike out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)take away, take out

13. mark (cognition) put a check mark on or near or next to


SamplesPlease check each name on the list.
Tick off the items.
Mark off the units.


Synonymscheck, check off, mark off, tick, tick off


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)verify


Narrower (hyponym)receipt


Verb groupascertain, assure, check, check, check into, check out, check over, check up on, control, ensure, go over, insure, look into, see, see to it, suss out

14. mark (cognition) assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation


SamplesGrade tests.
Score the SAT essays.
Mark homework.


Synonymsgrade, score


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)appraise, assess, evaluate, measure, valuate, value

15. mark (change) insert punctuation marks into


Synonymspunctuate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)add


Narrower (hyponym)quote









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