Mark v. t. [imp. & p. p. Marked p. pr. & vb. n. Marking.]
1. To put a mark upon; to affix a significant mark to; to make recognizable by a mark; as, to mark a box or bale of merchandise; to mark clothing.
2. To be a mark upon; to designate; to indicate; -- used literally and figuratively; as, this monument marks the spot where Wolfe died; his courage and energy marked him for a leader.
3. To leave a trace, scratch, scar, or other mark, upon, or any evidence of action; as, a pencil marks paper; his hobnails marked the floor.
4. To keep account of; to enumerate and register; as, to mark the points in a game of billiards or cards.
5. To notice or observe; to give attention to; to take note of; to remark; to heed; to regard; as, mark my words. “Mark the perfect man.”
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.
To mark time Mil., to keep the time of a marching step by moving the legs alternately without advancing.
Syn: -- To note; remark; notice; observe; regard; heed; show; evince; indicate; point out; betoken; denote; characterize; stamp; imprint; impress; brand.
Mark·ing n. The act of one who, or that which, marks; the mark or marks made; arrangement or disposition of marks or coloring; as, the marking of a bird's plumage.
Marking ink, indelible ink, because used in marking linen.
Marking nut Bot., the nut of the Semecarpus Anacardium, an East Indian tree. The shell of the nut yields a blackish resinous juice used for marking cotton cloth, and an oil prepared from it is used for rheumatism.
n 1: a distinguishing symbol; "the owner's mark was on all the
sheep" [syn: marker, mark]
2: a pattern of marks
3: evaluation of performance by assigning a grade or score;
"what he disliked about teaching was all the grading he
had to do" [syn: grading, scoring]
4: the act of making a visible mark on a surface