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A mark is a small stain or damaged area on a surface.
A mark is also a number or letter which indicates your score in a test or examination.
Note that in American English, the word for this is usually points.
Mark sometimes appears in the name of a vehicle or machine, followed by a number.
However, you do not refer to a type of product as a 'mark'. If you want to indicate which company makes a product, you use the noun make.
Past participle: marked
|Noun||1.||mark - a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance); "she made good marks in algebra"; "grade A milk"; "what was your score on your homework?"|
rating, valuation, evaluation - an appraisal of the value of something; "he set a high valuation on friendship"
grade point - 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
centile, percentile - (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
decile - (statistics) any of nine points that divided a distribution of ranked scores into equal intervals where each interval contains one-tenth of the scores
quartile - (statistics) any of three points that divide an ordered distribution into four parts each containing one quarter of the scores
|2.||mark - a distinguishing symbol; "the owner's mark was on all the sheep"|
earmark - identification mark on the ear of a domestic animal
brand - identification mark on skin, made by burning
symbol - an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
trademark - a formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product
assay-mark, authentication, hallmark - a mark on an article of trade to indicate its origin and authenticity
postmark - a cancellation mark stamped on mail by postal officials; indicates the post office and date of mailing
watermark - a distinguishing mark impressed on paper during manufacture; visible when paper is held up to the light
broad arrow - an arrowhead mark identifying British government property
label - an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object
cairn - a mound of stones piled up as a memorial or to mark a boundary or path
|3.||mark - a reference point to shoot at; "his arrow hit the mark"|
point of reference, reference point, reference - an indicator that orients you generally; "it is used as a reference for comparing the heating and the electrical energy involved"
clout - a target used in archery
drogue - a funnel-shaped device towed as a target by an airplane
|4.||mark - a visible indication made on a surface; "some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks"; "paw prints were everywhere"|
fingerprint - a print made by an impression of the ridges in the skin of a finger; often used for biometric identification in criminal investigations
footmark, footprint, step - a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface; "the police made casts of the footprints in the soft earth outside the window"
trace - a visible mark (as a footprint) left by the passage of person or animal or vehicle
indicant, indication - something that serves to indicate or suggest; "an indication of foul play"; "indications of strain"; "symptoms are the prime indicants of disease"
mintmark - a mark on a coin that identifies the mint where it was produced
stroke - a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush; "she applied the paint in careful strokes"
line - a mark that is long relative to its width; "He drew a line on the chart"
line - in games or sports; a mark indicating positions or bounds of the playing area
|5.||mark - the impression created by doing something unusual or extraordinary that people notice and remember; "it was in London that he made his mark"; "he left an indelible mark on the American theater"|
|6.||mark - a symbol of disgrace or infamy; "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis|
demerit - a mark against a person for misconduct or failure; usually given in school or armed forces; "ten demerits and he loses his privileges"
symbol - an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
|7.||mark - formerly the basic unit of money in Germany|
German monetary unit - monetary unit in Germany
pfennig - 100 pfennigs formerly equaled 1 Deutsche Mark in Germany
|8.||Mark - Apostle and companion of Saint Peter; assumed to be the author of the second Gospel|
|9.||mark - a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of|
|10.||mark - a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation); "his answer was just a punctuation mark"|
broad arrow - a mark shaped like an arrowhead; used to mark convicts' clothing
call mark, call number, pressmark - a mark consisting of characters written on a book; used to indicate shelf location
caret - a mark used by an author or editor to indicate where something is to be inserted into a text
check mark, tick, check - 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"
dollar mark, dollar sign - a mark ($) written before a number to indicate that it stands for the number of dollars
point, head - a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer; "the point of the arrow was due north"
|11.||mark - a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened); "he showed signs of strain"; "they welcomed the signs of spring"|
token - something serving as a sign of something else
|12.||Mark - the shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament|
New Testament - 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
|13.||mark - an indication of damage|
|14.||mark - a marking that consists of lines that cross each other|
marking - a pattern of marks
|15.||mark - something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal; "the new advertising campaign was a bell ringer"; "scored a bull's eye"; "hit the mark"; "the president's speech was a home run"|
success - an attainment that is successful; "his success in the marathon was unexpected"; "his new play was a great success"
|Verb||1.||mark - attach a tag or label to; "label these bottles"|
mark - make or leave a mark on; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads"
attach - cause to be attached
brandmark, trademark, brand - mark with a brand or trademark; "when this product is not branded it sells for a lower price"
point - mark (a psalm text) to indicate the points at which the music changes
point - mark with diacritics; "point the letter"
point - mark (Hebrew words) with diacritics
calibrate - 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"
code - attach a code to; "Code the pieces with numbers so that you can identify them later"
badge - put a badge on; "The workers here must be badged"
mark up - increase the price of
mark down - reduce the price of
|2.||mark - designate as if by a mark; "This sign marks the border"|
differentiate, distinguish, mark - be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense; "His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"
bespeak, betoken, indicate, signal, point - 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"
blaze - indicate by marking trees with blazes; "blaze a trail"
dimension - indicate the dimensions on; "These techniques permit us to dimension the human heart"
signpost - mark with a signpost, as of a path
buoy - mark with a buoy
|3.||mark - be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense; "His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"|
mark - designate as if by a mark; "This sign marks the border"
characterize, characterise, qualify - 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"
|4.||mark - mark by some ceremony or observation; "The citizens mark the anniversary of the revolution with a march and a parade"|
|5.||mark - make or leave a mark on; "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads"|
alter, change, modify - 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"
dot - mark with a dot; "dot your `i's"
raddle - mark or paint with raddle
striate - mark with striae or striations
ink - mark, coat, cover, or stain with ink; "he inked his finger"
dimple - mark with, or as if with, dimples; "drops dimpled the smooth stream"
spot - mark with a spot or spots so as to allow easy recognition; "spot the areas that one should clearly identify"
crisscross - mark with a pattern of crossing lines; "crisscross the sheet of paper"
flag - provide with a flag; "Flag this file so that I can recognize it immediately"
tip - mark with a tip; "tip the arrow with the small stone"
stripe - mark with stripes
speck - produce specks in or on; "speck the cloth"
bespot - mark with, or as if with, spots
trace, describe, draw, line, delineate - make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
brand - burn with a branding iron to indicate ownership; of animals
|6.||mark - to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful; "He denounced the government action"; "She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock"|
label - assign a label to; designate with a label; "These students were labelled `learning disabled'"
|7.||mark - notice or perceive; "She noted that someone was following her"; "mark my words"|
take notice - observe with special attention; "Take notice of the great architecture"
|8.||mark - mark with a scar; "The skin disease scarred his face permanently"|
blemish, deface, disfigure - mar or spoil the appearance of; "scars defaced her cheeks"; "The vandals disfigured the statue"
pockmark - mark with or as if with pockmarks; "Her face was pockmarked by the disease"
|9.||mark - make small marks into the surface of; "score the clay before firing it"|
scarify - scratch the surface of; "scarify seeds"
scotch - make a small cut or score into
scribe - score a line on with a pointed instrument, as in metalworking
line - mark with lines; "sorrow had lined his face"
notch - cut or make a notch into; "notch the rope"
|10.||mark - establish as the highest level or best performance; "set a record"|
|11.||mark - make underscoring marks|
|12.||mark - remove from a list; "Cross the name of the dead person off the list"|
|13.||mark - put a check mark on or near or next to; "Please check each name on the list"; "tick off the items"; "mark off the units"|
check, check into, check out, check over, check up on, suss out, look into, go over - examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; "check the brakes"; "Check out the engine"
receipt - mark or stamp as paid
insure, see to it, ensure, ascertain, check, assure, control, see - 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"
verify - confirm the truth of; "Please verify that the doors are closed"; "verify a claim"
|14.||mark - assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation; "grade tests"; "score the SAT essays"; "mark homework"|
|15.||mark - insert punctuation marks into|
add - 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"
quote - put quote marks around; "Here the author is quoting his colleague"
Mark[mɑːk] N → Marcos
Mark Antony → Marco Antonio
mark1 [mɑːk] N (= currency) → marco m
the marks of violence → las señales de violencia
he left the ring without a mark on his body → salió del cuadrilátero sin llevar señal alguna en el cuerpo
to make one's mark (lit) → firmar con una cruz (fig) → dejar huella, distinguirse
to make/leave one's mark on sth → dejar huella en algo
he has certainly made his mark on British politics → no cabe duda de que ha dejado huella en la política británica
as a mark of my disapproval → en señal de mi desaprobación
as a mark of our gratitude → en señal de nuestro agradecimiento
it's the mark of a gentleman → es señal de un caballero
it bears the mark of genius → lleva la marca de un genio
52 marks → 52 puntos, 52 por cien
to get high marks in French → sacar buena nota en francés
to get no marks at all as a cook (fig) → ser un desastre como cocinero
there are no marks for guessing (fig) → las simples conjeturas no merecen punto alguno
see also full D
see also top 1 B4
to hit the mark (lit) → alcanzar el objetivo, acertar (fig) → dar en el clavo
to be wide of the mark (lit) → errar el tiro (fig) → estar lejos de la verdad
he's way off the mark → no acierta ni con mucho
he's on the mark → ha dado en el blanco, está en lo cierto
to be quick/slow off the mark → ser rápido/lente al salir (fig) → ser muy vivo/parado
on your marks, get set, go! → ¡preparados, listos, ya!
gas mark 1 (Culin) → número 1 del gas
to be up to the mark [person] → estar a la altura de las circunstancias; [work] → alcanzar el nivel necesario
to come up to the mark → alcanzar el nivel que era de esperar
see also overstep
this exhibit is not marked → este objeto no lleva rótulo
the chair is marked at £12 → la silla tiene un precio de 12 libras
stones mark the path → unas piedras señalan el camino
this marks the frontier → esto marca la frontera
it marks a change of policy → indica un cambio de política
this marks him as a future star → esto le señala como un as futuro
it's not marked on the map → no está indicado en el mapa
we must do something special to mark the occasion → tenemos que hacer algo especial para celebrarlo
did you mark where it fell? (frm) → ¿has notado dónde cayó?
mark what I say → escucha lo que te digo
mark my words! → ¡fíjese or acuérdese bien de lo que le digo!, ¡te lo advierto!
mark you → ahora (bien)
to mark sth right → aprobar algo
to mark sth wrong → rechazar or (LAm) reprobar algo
we marked him (as) first class → le dimos nota de sobresaliente
mark reading, mark scanning N → lectura f de marcas
you'll be marked down for poor handwriting → te van a bajar la nota por mala caligrafía
I had him marked down as a friend of hers → pensé que era un amigo suyo, lo tomé por un amigo suyo
her clothes marked her off from the rest of the delegates → su atuendo la distinguía or diferenciaba del resto de los delegados
the track is marked out by flags → el camino está marcado con or jalonado de banderas
he's marked out for promotion → se le ha señalado para un ascenso
his red hair marked him out from the others → como era pelirrojo se le distinguía claramente de los demás
to leave a mark, to leave its mark (= have an effect) → laisser des traces
to make one's mark (= to have an impact) → marquer son empreinte
to be quick off the mark (fig) → avoir l'esprit vif
to be quick off the mark in doing sth → ne pas perdre de temps pour faire qch
to be slow off the mark (fig) → être lent(e)
to be wide of the mark [claim, estimate] → être loin de la vérité
Unemployment is rapidly approaching the one million mark → Le chômage se rapproche rapidement de la barre du million.
His writing has always been marked by a sense of hope
BUT Ses écrits ont toujours été empreints d'un sentiment d'espoir. → Ses écrits ont toujours été marqués par un sentiment d'espoir.
The teacher hasn't marked my homework yet → Le professeur n'a pas encore corrigé mon devoir.
to leave a mark on sth → lasciare un segno su qc
to leave one's mark on sth (fig) → lasciare un segno in qc
there wasn't a mark on him or on his body → non aveva nemmeno un graffio
it's the mark of a gentleman → è da gentiluomo
it bears the mark of genius → ha l'impronta del genio
to make one's mark (as) (fig) → farsi un nome (come)
as a mark of my gratitude → come segno della mia gratitudine
punctuation marks → segni di punteggiatura
good/bad mark → buon or bel/brutto voto
he failed by 2 marks → l'hanno bocciato per 2 punti
full marks for trying! → un bravo per aver tentato!
there are no marks for guessing where I've been! → non ci vuole un genio per sapere dove sono stato!
to hit the mark → far centro (fig) → azzeccare in pieno
to be wide of the mark → essere lontano/a dal bersaglio (fig) → essere lontano/a dal vero
this marks the frontier → questo segna la frontiera
the qualities which mark a good swimmer → le qualità che contraddistinguono un buon nuotatore
to mark sth wrong → segnare qc come errore