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mark Idioms & Phrases


A man of mark

  • a conspicuous or eminent man.
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A marked man

  • a man who is noted by a community, or by a part of it, as, for excellence or depravity; usually with an unfavorable suggestion.
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accent mark

  • noun a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
    accent.
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assay-mark

  • noun a mark on an article of trade to indicate its origin and authenticity
    authentication; hallmark.
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Bench mark

  • noun a surveyor's mark on a permanent object of predetermined position and elevation used as a reference point
    benchmark.
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  • (Leveling), one of a number of marks along a line of survey, affixed to permanent objects, to show where leveling staffs were placed.
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black-marked

  • adjective satellite having black marks
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burn mark

  • noun a place or area that has been burned (especially on a person's body)
    burn.
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call mark

  • noun a mark consisting of characters written on a book; used to indicate shelf location
    call number; pressmark.
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chatter mark

  • noun marks on a glaciated rock caused by the movement of a glacier
  • noun a mark made by a chattering tool on the surface of a workpiece
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check mark

  • noun a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.
    tick; check.
    • as he called the role he put a check mark by each student's name
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date-mark

  • verb mark with a date and place
    dateline; datemark.
    • dateline a newspaper article
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deutsche mark

  • noun formerly the basic unit of money in Germany
    Deutschmark; Deutsche Mark; mark.
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diacritical mark

  • noun a mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation
    diacritic.
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ditto mark

  • noun a mark used to indicate the word above it should be repeated
    ditto.
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dollar mark

  • noun a symbol of commercialism or greed
    dollar; dollar sign.
    • he worships the almighty dollar
    • the dollar sign means little to him
  • noun a mark ($) written before a number to indicate that it stands for the number of dollars
    dollar sign.
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easy mark

  • noun a defenseless victim
    sitting duck.
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exclamation mark

  • noun a punctuation mark (!) used after an exclamation
    exclamation point.
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finnish mark

  • noun formerly the basic unit of money in Finland
    markka.
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first baron marks of broughton

  • noun English businessman who created a retail chain (1888-1964)
    First Baron Marks of Broughton; Marks.
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Flood mark

  • the mark or line to which the tide, or a flood, rises; high-water mark.
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german mark

  • noun formerly the basic unit of money in Germany
    Deutschmark; Deutsche Mark; mark.
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gospel according to mark

  • noun the shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament
    Mark.
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hall-mark

Hall"-mark` noun
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  1. The official stamp of the Goldsmiths' Company and other assay offices, in the United Kingdom, on gold and silver articles, attesting their purity. Also used figuratively; -- as, a word or phrase lacks the hall-mark of the best writers.
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hash mark

  • noun an insignia worn to indicate years of service
    service stripe; hashmark.
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High-water mark

  • noun a line marking the highest level reached
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  • . (a) That line of the seashore to which the waters ordinarily reach at high water. (b) A mark showing the highest level reached by water in a river or other body of fresh water, as in time of freshet.
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hoof mark

  • noun a visible impression on a surface made by the hoof of an animal
    hoof mark; hoofprint.
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hoof-mark

  • noun a visible impression on a surface made by the hoof of an animal
    hoof mark; hoofprint.
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hypertext mark-up language

  • noun a set of tags and rules (conforming to SGML) for using them in developing hypertext documents
    HTML; hypertext markup language.
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letter of mark and reprisal

  • noun a license to a private citizen to seize property of another nation
    letters of marque; letter of marque.
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lilian alicia marks

  • noun English ballet dancer (born in 1910)
    Dame Alicia Markova; Markova.
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Low water mark

  • that part of the shore to which the waters recede when the tide is the lowest. Bouvier.
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low-water mark

  • noun an extreme state of adversity; the lowest point of anything
    nadir.
  • noun a line marking the lowest level reached
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Lubber's line, point, ∨ mark

  • a line or point in the compass case indicating the head of the ship, and consequently the course which the ship is steering.
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lubber's mark

  • noun a fixed line on a ship's compass indicating its heading
    lubber's line; lubber's point; lubber line.
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mark anthony

  • noun Roman general under Julius Caesar in the Gallic wars; repudiated his wife for the Egyptian queen Cleopatra; they were defeated by Octavian at Actium (83-30 BC)
    Marcus Antonius; Antonius; Anthony; Mark Anthony; Antony.
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mark antony

  • noun Roman general under Julius Caesar in the Gallic wars; repudiated his wife for the Egyptian queen Cleopatra; they were defeated by Octavian at Actium (83-30 BC)
    Marcus Antonius; Antonius; Anthony; Mark Anthony; Antony.
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mark clark

  • noun United States general who was Allied commander in Africa and Italy in World War II and was commander of the United Nations forces in Korea (1896-1984)
    Mark Clark; Clark.
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mark down

  • verb reduce the price of
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mark hopkins

  • noun United States educator and theologian (1802-1887)
    Hopkins.
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mark of cain

  • noun the mark that God set upon Cain now refers to a person's sinful nature
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mark off

  • verb set boundaries to and delimit
    mark off.
    • mark out the territory
  • verb put a check mark on or near or next to
    check off; mark; tick off; tick; check.
    • Please check each name on the list
    • tick off the items
    • mark off the units
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mark out

  • verb set boundaries to and delimit
    mark off.
    • mark out the territory
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mark rothko

  • noun United States abstract painter (born in Russia) whose paintings are characterized by horizontal bands of color with indistinct boundaries (1903-1970)
    Rothko.
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mark tobey

  • noun United States abstract painter influenced by oriental calligraphy (1890-1976)
    Tobey.
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mark twain

  • noun United States writer and humorist best known for his novels about Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (1835-1910)
    Samuel Langhorne Clemens; Clemens.
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mark up

  • verb increase the price of
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mark wayne clark

  • noun United States general who was Allied commander in Africa and Italy in World War II and was commander of the United Nations forces in Korea (1896-1984)
    Mark Clark; Clark.
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marked-up

  • adjective satellite (of a manuscript) defaced with changes
    dirty; foul.
    • foul (or dirty) copy
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marking ink

  • noun an indelible ink for marking clothes or linens etc.
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metronome marking

  • noun the pace of music measured by the number of beats occurring in 60 seconds
    M.M.; bpm; beats per minute.
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Mother's mark

  • (Med.), a congenital mark upon the body; a nævus.
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peter mark roget

  • noun English physician who in retirement compiled a well-known thesaurus (1779-1869)
    Roget.
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Plague mark, Plague spot

  • a spot or mark of the plague; hence, a token of something incurable.
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Plate mark

  • a special mark or emblematic figure stamped upon gold or silver plate, to indicate the place of manufacture, the degree of purity, and the like; thus, the local mark for London is a lion.
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plimsoll mark

  • noun waterlines to show the level the water should reach when the ship is properly loaded
    load line; Plimsoll line; Plimsoll.
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plimsoll's mark

Plim"soll's mark`
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  1. (Naut.) A mark conspicuously painted on the port side of all British sea-going merchant vessels, to indicate the limit of submergence allowed by law; -- so called from Samuel Plimsoll, by whose efforts the act of Parliament to prevent overloading was procured.
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punctuation mark

  • noun the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
    punctuation.
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question mark

  • noun a punctuation mark (?) placed at the end of a sentence to indicate a question
    interrogation point.
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quotation mark

  • noun a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else
    quotation mark; quote; inverted comma.
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Quotation marks

  • noun a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else
    quotation mark; quote; inverted comma.
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  • (Print.), two inverted commas placed at the beginning, and two apostrophes at the end, of a passage quoted from an author in his own words.
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re-mark

Re-mark" transitive verb
Etymology
Pref. re- + mark.
Definitions
  1. To mark again, or a second time; to mark anew.
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riple-marked

Rip"le-marked` adjective
Definitions
  1. HAving ripple marks.
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ripple mark

  • noun one of a series of small ridges produced in sand by water currents or by wind
    ripple mark.
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Ripple marks

  • noun one of a series of small ridges produced in sand by water currents or by wind
    ripple mark.
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  • a system of parallel ridges on sand, produced by wind, by the current of a steam, or by the agitation of wind waves; also (Geol.), a system of parallel ridges on the surface of a sandstone stratum.
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saint mark

  • noun Apostle and companion of Saint Peter; assumed to be the author of the second Gospel
    Saint Mark; Mark.
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shoulder mark

  • noun epaulets that indicate rank
    shoulder board.
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simon marks

  • noun English businessman who created a retail chain (1888-1964)
    First Baron Marks of Broughton; Marks.
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st. mark

  • noun Apostle and companion of Saint Peter; assumed to be the author of the second Gospel
    Saint Mark; Mark.
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strawberry mark

  • noun a soft red birthmark
    strawberry; hemangioma simplex.
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Stray mark

  • (Naut.), the mark indicating the end of the stray line.
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stress mark

  • noun a mark indicating the stress on a syllable
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stretch mark

  • noun a narrow band resulting from tension on the skin (as on abdominal skin after pregnancy)
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Thumb mark

  • . (a) The mark left by the impression of a thumb, as on the leaves of a book. Longfellow. (b) The dark spot over each foot in finely bred black and tan terriers.
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To make one's mark

  • . (a) To sign, as a letter or other writing, by making a cross or other mark. (b) To make a distinct or lasting impression on the public mind, or on affairs; to gain distinction.
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To mark, ∨ score, a point

  • as in billiards, cricket, etc., to note down, or to make, a successful hit, run, etc.
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To mark out

  • . (a) To designate, as by a mark; to select; as, the ringleaders were marked out for punishment . (b) To obliterate or cancel with a mark; as, to mark out an item in an account.
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To mark time

  • (Mil.), to keep the time of a marching step by moving the legs alternately without advancing.
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trade-mark

Trade"-mark` noun
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  1. A peculiar distinguishing mark or device affixed by a manufacturer or a merchant to his goods, the exclusive right of using which is recognized by law.
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well-marked

  • adjective satellite clearly indicated
    • a well-marked route
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wide of the mark

  • adjective satellite not on target
    wide.
    • the kick was wide
    • the arrow was wide of the mark
    • a claim that was wide of the truth
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yellow-marked

  • adjective satellite having yellow marks
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