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Definition 1: something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal - [noun denoting act]

Samples where mark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the new advertising campaign was a bell ringer
  • scored a bull's eye
  • hit the mark
  • the president's speech was a home run

Synonyms for mark in the sense of this definition

(mark is a kind of ...) an attainment that is successful

"his success in the marathon was unexpected" "his new play was a great success"

(mark is used in the usage domain ...) language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense

Definition 2: an indication of damage - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for mark in the sense of this definition

(mark is a kind of ...) a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body)

"a facial blemish"

Definition 3: a marking that consists of lines that cross each other - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for mark in the sense of this definition

(mark is a kind of ...) a pattern of marks

Definition 4: the impression created by doing something unusual or extraordinary that people notice and remember - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where mark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was in London that he made his mark
  • he left an indelible mark on the American theater

(mark is a kind of ...) an outward appearance

"he made a good impression" "I wanted to create an impression of success" "she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting"

Definition 5: a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance) - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where mark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she made good marks in algebra
  • grade A milk
  • what was your score on your homework?

Synonyms for mark in the sense of this definition

(mark is a kind of ...) an appraisal of the value of something

"he set a high valuation on friendship"

(... is a kind of mark ) a numerical value assigned to a letter grade received in a course taken at a college or university multiplied by the number of credit hours awarded for the course

(... is a kind of mark ) (statistics) any of the 99 numbered points that divide an ordered set of scores into 100 parts each of which contains one-hundredth of the total

(... is a kind of mark ) (statistics) any of nine points that divided a distribution of ranked scores into equal intervals where each interval contains one-tenth of the scores

(... is a kind of mark ) (statistics) any of three points that divide an ordered distribution into four parts each containing one quarter of the scores

Definition 6: a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where mark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his answer was just a punctuation mark

(mark is a kind of ...) a written or printed symbol

(... is a kind of mark ) a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer

"the point of the arrow was due north"

(... is a kind of mark ) a mark ($) written before a number to indicate that it stands for the number of dollars

(... is a kind of mark ) a mark used to indicate the word above it should be repeated

(... is a kind of mark ) a mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation

(... is a kind of mark ) a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.

"as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name"

(... is a kind of mark ) a mark used by an author or editor to indicate where something is to be inserted into a text

(... is a kind of mark ) a mark consisting of characters written on a book; used to indicate shelf location

(... is a kind of mark ) a mark shaped like an arrowhead; used to mark convicts' clothing

(... is a kind of mark ) a mark to indicate a direction or relation

(... is a kind of mark ) the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases

Definition 7: a symbol of disgrace or infamy - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where mark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • And the Lord set a mark upon Cain

Synonyms for mark in the sense of this definition

(mark is a kind of ...) an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance

(... is a kind of mark ) a mark against a person for misconduct or failure; usually given in school or armed forces

"ten demerits and he loses his privileges"

(... is a kind of mark ) a mark of bastardy; lines from top right to bottom left

(... is a kind of mark ) the mark of Satan

Definition 8: a distinguishing symbol - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where mark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the owner's mark was on all the sheep

Synonyms for mark in the sense of this definition

(mark is a kind of ...) an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance

(... is a kind of mark ) identification mark on the ear of a domestic animal

(... is a kind of mark ) an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object

(... is a kind of mark ) a mark on a die or on a playing card (shape depending on the suit)

(... is a kind of mark ) small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.

(... is a kind of mark ) stone post at side of a road to show distances

(... is a kind of mark ) an arrowhead mark identifying British government property

(... is a kind of mark ) a distinguishing mark impressed on paper during manufacture; visible when paper is held up to the light

(... is a kind of mark ) a cancellation mark stamped on mail by postal officials; indicates the post office and date of mailing

(... is a kind of mark ) a mark on an article of trade to indicate its origin and authenticity

(... is a kind of mark ) a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product

(... is a kind of mark ) identification mark on skin, made by burning

(... is a kind of mark ) a mound of stones piled up as a memorial or to mark a boundary or path

Definition 9: a visible indication made on a surface - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where mark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks
  • paw prints were everywhere

Synonyms for mark in the sense of this definition

(mark is a kind of ...) something that serves to indicate or suggest

"an indication of foul play" "indications of strain" "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease"

(... is a kind of mark ) a print made by an impression of the ridges in the skin of a finger; often used for biometric identification in criminal investigations

(... is a kind of mark ) a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface

"the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window"

(... is a kind of mark ) a visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle

(... is a kind of mark ) a mark on a coin that identifies the mint where it was produced

(... is a kind of mark ) a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush

"she applied the paint in careful strokes"

(... is a kind of mark ) a visible impression on a surface made by the hoof of an animal

(... is a kind of mark ) a mark that is long relative to its width

"He drew a line on the chart"

(... is a kind of mark ) in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area

Definition 10: a reference point to shoot at - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where mark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his arrow hit the mark

Synonyms for mark in the sense of this definition

(mark is a kind of ...) an indicator that orients you generally

"it is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved"

(... is a kind of mark ) a target used in archery

(... is a kind of mark ) a funnel-shaped device towed as a target by an airplane

(mark is a part of ...) the center of a target

Definition 11: a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened) - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where mark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he showed signs of strain
  • they welcomed the signs of spring

Synonyms for mark in the sense of this definition

(mark is a kind of ...) evidence that helps to solve a problem

(... is a kind of mark ) something serving as a sign of something else

Definition 12: the shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for mark in the sense of this definition

(mark is an instance of ...) a major division of a long written composition

"the book of Isaiah"

(mark is an instance of ...) the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings

(... is part of mark) the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible

Definition 13: a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for mark in the sense of this definition

(mark is a kind of ...) a person who is tricked or swindled

Definition 14: Apostle and companion of Saint Peter; assumed to be the author of the second Gospel - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for mark in the sense of this definition

(mark is an instance of ...) any important early teacher of Christianity or a Christian missionary to a people

(mark is an instance of ...) (when capitalized) any of the spiritual leaders who are assumed to be authors of the Gospels in the New Testament: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John

(mark is an instance of ...) a person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization

Definition 15: formerly the basic unit of money in Germany - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for mark in the sense of this definition

(mark is a kind of ...) monetary unit in Germany

(mark is a part of ...) 100 pfennigs formerly equaled 1 Deutsche Mark in Germany

Definition 16: make or leave a mark on - [verb of change]

Samples where mark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the scouts marked the trail
  • ash marked the believers' foreheads

(mark is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(... is a kind of mark ) mark with a stake

"stake out the path"

(... is a kind of mark ) make a mark or lines on a surface

"draw a line" "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"

(... is a kind of mark ) mark with, or as if with, spots

(... is a kind of mark ) produce specks in or on

"speck the cloth"

(... is a kind of mark ) mark with stripes

(... is a kind of mark ) draw a line or lines underneath to call attention to

(... is a kind of mark ) mark with a tip

"tip the arrow with the small stone"

(... is a kind of mark ) provide with a flag

"Flag this file so that I can recognize it immediately"

(... is a kind of mark ) mark with an asterisk

"Linguists star unacceptable sentences"

(... is a kind of mark ) mark with a pattern of crossing lines

"crisscross the sheet of paper"

(... is a kind of mark ) mark with a dot

"dot your `i's"

(... is a kind of mark ) mark with a stigma or stigmata

"They wanted to stigmatize the adulteress"

(... is a kind of mark ) mark or paint with raddle

(... is a kind of mark ) mark with striae or striations

(... is a kind of mark ) mark, coat, cover, or stain with ink

"he inked his finger"

(... is a kind of mark ) mark with, or as if with, dimples

"drops dimpled the smooth stream"

(... is a kind of mark ) mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition

"spot the areas that one should clearly identify"

(... is a kind of mark ) burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of animals

(mark has a similar meaning as ...) attach a tag or label to

"label these bottles"

Definition 17: insert punctuation marks into - [verb of change]

Synonyms for mark in the sense of this definition

(mark is a kind of ...) make an addition (to); join or combine or unite with others; increase the quality, quantity, size or scope of

"We added two students to that dorm room" "She added a personal note to her letter" "Add insult to injury" "Add some extra plates to the dinner table"

(... is a kind of mark ) put quote marks around

"Here the author is quoting his colleague"

Definition 18: assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation - [verb of cognition]

Samples where mark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • grade tests
  • score the SAT essays
  • mark homework

Synonyms for mark in the sense of this definition

(mark is a kind of ...) evaluate or estimate the nature, quality, ability, extent, or significance of

"I will have the family jewels appraised by a professional" "access all the factors when taking a risk"

Definition 19: celebrate by some ceremony or observation - [verb of cognition]

Samples where mark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The citizens mark the anniversary of the revolution with a march and a parade

Synonyms for mark in the sense of this definition

(mark is a kind of ...) behave as expected during of holidays or rites

"Keep the commandments" "celebrate Christmas" "Observe Yom Kippur"

Definition 20: put a check mark on or near or next to - [verb of cognition]

Samples where mark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Please check each name on the list
  • tick off the items
  • mark off the units

Synonyms for mark in the sense of this definition

(mark is a kind of ...) confirm the truth of

"Please verify that the doors are closed" "verify a claim"

(... is a kind of mark ) mark or stamp as paid

(mark has a similar meaning as ...) examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition

"check the brakes" "Check out the engine"

(mark has a similar meaning as ...) be careful or certain to do something; make certain of something

"He verified that the valves were closed" "See that the curtains are closed" "control the quality of the product"

Definition 21: be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense - [verb of cognition]

Samples where mark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • His modesty distinguishes him from his peers

Synonyms for mark in the sense of this definition

(mark is a kind of ...) describe or portray the character or the qualities or peculiarities of

"You can characterize his behavior as that of an egotist" "This poem can be characterized as a lament for a dead lover"

(... is a kind of mark ) be characteristic of

"What characterizes a Venetian painting?"

(mark has a similar meaning as ...) designate as if by a mark

"This sign marks the border"

Definition 22: make underscoring marks - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for mark in the sense of this definition

(mark is a kind of ...) make a record of; set down in permanent form

(... is a kind of mark ) make invalid for use

"cancel cheques or tickets"

Definition 23: remove from a list - [verb of communication]

Samples where mark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Cross the name of the dead person off the list

Synonyms for mark in the sense of this definition

(mark is a kind of ...) take out or remove

"take out the chicken after adding the vegetables"

Definition 24: designate as if by a mark - [verb of communication]

Samples where mark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This sign marks the border

(mark is a kind of ...) be a signal for or a symptom of

"These symptoms indicate a serious illness" "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis" "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"

(... is a kind of mark ) indicate by marking trees with blazes

"blaze a trail"

(... is a kind of mark ) indicate the dimensions on

"These techniques permit us to dimension the human heart"

(... is a kind of mark ) mark with a signpost, as of a path

(... is a kind of mark ) make conspicuous or noteworthy

(... is a kind of mark ) mark with a buoy

(mark has a similar meaning as ...) be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense

"His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"

Definition 25: establish as the highest level or best performance - [verb of communication]

Samples where mark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • set a record

Synonyms for mark in the sense of this definition

(mark is a kind of ...) institute, enact, or establish

"make laws"

Definition 26: make small marks into the surface of - [verb of contact]

Samples where mark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • score the clay before firing it

Synonyms for mark in the sense of this definition

(mark is a kind of ...) cut or make a notch into

"notch the rope"

(... is a kind of mark ) scratch the surface of

"scarify seeds"

(... is a kind of mark ) make a small cut or score into

(... is a kind of mark ) score a line on with a pointed instrument, as in metalworking

(... is a kind of mark ) mark with lines

"sorrow had lined his face"

(mark has a similar meaning as ...) mark with a scar

"The skin disease scarred his face permanently"

Definition 27: mark with a scar - [verb of contact]

Samples where mark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The skin disease scarred his face permanently

Synonyms for mark in the sense of this definition

(mark is a kind of ...) mar or spoil the appearance of

"scars defaced her cheeks" "The vandals disfigured the statue"

(... is a kind of mark ) mark with or as if with pockmarks

"Her face was pockmarked by the disease"

(... is a kind of mark ) form a scar, after an injury

"the skin will cicatrize and it will heal soon"

(mark implies ...) make an incision into by carving or cutting

(mark has a similar meaning as ...) make small marks into the surface of

"score the clay before firing it"

Definition 28: attach a tag or label to - [verb of contact]

Samples where mark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • label these bottles

Synonyms for mark in the sense of this definition

(mark is a kind of ...) cause to be attached

(... is a kind of mark ) mark with a brand or trademark

"when this product is not branded it sells for a lower price"

(... is a kind of mark ) mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes

(... is a kind of mark ) mark with diacritics

"point the letter"

(... is a kind of mark ) mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics

(... is a kind of mark ) mark (the scale of a measuring instrument) so that it can be read in the desired units

"he calibrated the thermometer for the Celsius scale"

(... is a kind of mark ) attach a code to

"Code the pieces with numbers so that you can identify them later"

(... is a kind of mark ) put a badge on

"The workers here must be badged"

(mark has a similar meaning as ...) make or leave a mark on

"the scouts marked the trail" "ash marked the believers' foreheads"

Definition 29: notice or perceive - [verb of perception]

Samples where mark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She noted that someone was following her
  • mark my words

Synonyms for mark in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of mark ) observe with special attention

"Take notice of the great architecture"

(mark implies ...) to become aware of through the senses

"I could perceive the ship coming over the horizon"

Samples where mark or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for mark in the sense of this definition

(mark is a kind of ...) assign a label to; designate with a label

"These students were labelled `learning disabled'"

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