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hall·mark

 (hôl′märk′)
n.
1. A mark indicating quality or excellence.
2.
a. A mark used in Great Britain to stamp gold, silver, and platinum articles that meet established standards of purity.
b. Any of various authorized marks stamped on gold, silver, and platinum articles to indicate where, when, or by whom they were made or assayed.
3. A conspicuous feature or characteristic: "The sense of guilt is the hallmark of civilized humanity" (Theodor Reik).
tr.v. hall·marked, hall·mark·ing, hall·marks
1. To stamp (gold and silver articles) with a mark indicating purity.
2. To be a conspicuous feature or characteristic of: a legislature hallmarked by inefficiencies.

[After Goldsmith's Hall in London, England, where gold and silver articles have been appraised and stamped since the 1300s.]

hallmark

(ˈhɔːlˌmɑːk)
n
1. (Metallurgy) Brit an official series of marks, instituted by statute in 1300, and subsequently modified, stamped by the Guild of Goldsmiths at one of its assay offices on gold, silver, or platinum (since 1975) articles to guarantee purity, date of manufacture, etc
2. a mark or sign of authenticity or excellence
3. an outstanding or distinguishing feature
vb
(tr) to stamp with or as if with a hallmark
Also (for senses 1, 4): platemark
[C18: named after Goldsmiths' Hall in London, where items were graded and stamped]

hall•mark

(ˈhɔlˌmɑrk)

n.
1. an official mark or stamp indicating a standard of purity, used in marking gold and silver articles assayed by the Goldsmiths' Company of London; plate mark.
2. any mark or special indication of genuineness, good quality, etc.
3. any distinguishing feature or characteristic.
v.t.
4. to stamp (something) with a hallmark.
[1715–25; Goldsmiths' Hall, London, the seat of the Goldsmiths' Company + mark1]
hall′mark`er, n.

hallmark


Past participle: hallmarked
Gerund: hallmarking

Imperative
hallmark
hallmark
Present
I hallmark
you hallmark
he/she/it hallmarks
we hallmark
you hallmark
they hallmark
Preterite
I hallmarked
you hallmarked
he/she/it hallmarked
we hallmarked
you hallmarked
they hallmarked
Present Continuous
I am hallmarking
you are hallmarking
he/she/it is hallmarking
we are hallmarking
you are hallmarking
they are hallmarking
Present Perfect
I have hallmarked
you have hallmarked
he/she/it has hallmarked
we have hallmarked
you have hallmarked
they have hallmarked
Past Continuous
I was hallmarking
you were hallmarking
he/she/it was hallmarking
we were hallmarking
you were hallmarking
they were hallmarking
Past Perfect
I had hallmarked
you had hallmarked
he/she/it had hallmarked
we had hallmarked
you had hallmarked
they had hallmarked
Future
I will hallmark
you will hallmark
he/she/it will hallmark
we will hallmark
you will hallmark
they will hallmark
Future Perfect
I will have hallmarked
you will have hallmarked
he/she/it will have hallmarked
we will have hallmarked
you will have hallmarked
they will have hallmarked
Future Continuous
I will be hallmarking
you will be hallmarking
he/she/it will be hallmarking
we will be hallmarking
you will be hallmarking
they will be hallmarking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hallmarking
you have been hallmarking
he/she/it has been hallmarking
we have been hallmarking
you have been hallmarking
they have been hallmarking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hallmarking
you will have been hallmarking
he/she/it will have been hallmarking
we will have been hallmarking
you will have been hallmarking
they will have been hallmarking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hallmarking
you had been hallmarking
he/she/it had been hallmarking
we had been hallmarking
you had been hallmarking
they had been hallmarking
Conditional
I would hallmark
you would hallmark
he/she/it would hallmark
we would hallmark
you would hallmark
they would hallmark
Past Conditional
I would have hallmarked
you would have hallmarked
he/she/it would have hallmarked
we would have hallmarked
you would have hallmarked
they would have hallmarked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hallmark - a distinctive characteristic or attributehallmark - a distinctive characteristic or attribute
characteristic - a distinguishing quality
mould, mold - a distinctive nature, character, or type; "a leader in the mold of her predecessors"
2.hallmark - a mark on an article of trade to indicate its origin and authenticityhallmark - a mark on an article of trade to indicate its origin and authenticity
marking, mark, marker - a distinguishing symbol; "the owner's mark was on all the sheep"

hallmark

noun
1. trademark, indication, badge, emblem, sure sign, telltale sign a technique that has become the hallmark of their films
2. (Brit.) mark, sign, device, stamp, seal, symbol, signet, authentication He uses a hallmark on the base of his lamps to distinguish them.
Translations
دَمْغَه، سِمَه
punc
finhedsmærke
finomsági próba
gæîastimpill
punc
ayar damgası

hallmark

[ˈhɔːlmɑːk] N (on gold, silver) → contraste m (fig) → sello m
the attack bears all the hallmarks of the CLFel atentado lleva el auténtico sello del CLF

hallmark

[ˈhɔːlmɑːrk]
n
[gold, silver, platinum] → poinçon m
(= typical feature) → marque f de fabrique
to be the hallmark of sb/sth → être typique de qn/qch

hallmark

n
(on gold, silver) → (Feingehalts)stempel m, → Repunze f
(fig)Kennzeichen nt (→ of +gen, → für); a hallmark of good qualityein Gütesiegel nt; this is the hallmark of a true geniusdaran erkennt man das wahre Genie
vt gold, silverstempeln; to be hallmarked by something (fig)durch etw gekennzeichnet sein

hallmark

[ˈhɔːlˌmɑːk] n (also) (fig) → marchio

hall

(hoːl) noun
1. a room or passage at the entrance to a house. We left our coats in the hall.
2. (a building with) a large public room, used for concerts, meetings etc. a community hall.
3. a building with offices where the administration of a town etc is carried out. a town hall; (American) the city hall.
4. (American) a passageway through a building; a corridor.
5. a building of a university, college etc, especially one in which students etc live.
ˈhallmark noun
a mark put on gold and silver articles to show the quality of the gold or silver.
ˈhallway noun
a hall or passage.
References in classic literature ?
He must have the hallmark of the inevitable white man stamped upon his soul.
Incredible as it may appear to the moralists, I had sustained no external hallmark by my term of imprisonment, and I am vain enough to believe that the evil which I did had not a separate existence in my face.
While it had always been difficult for me to look upon these things as other than slimy, winged crocodiles--which, by the way, they do not at all resemble--I was now forced to a realization of the fact that I was in the hands of enlightened creatures--for justice and grati-tude are certain hallmarks of rationality and culture.
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