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mark out

Definition of mark out

  1. 1 :  to indicate (a route on a map) with marks <I have marked out the best way to get to my ranch.>

  2. 2 :  to draw lines around (something) so that it can be clearly seen <He marked out his mining claim.>

  3. 3 :  to plan the details of (a course of action) <She talked about the course the European Union has marked out for itself.>

  4. 4 chiefly British :  to show that (someone or something) is special or different in some way <Her very first book marked her out as a great poet.> <She was marked out for greatness.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a boundary land

    :  a conspicuous object serving as a guide for travelers

    :  something (as a line, notch, or fixed object) designed to record position

  1. :  to fix or trace out the bounds or limits of

    :  to plot the course of :  chart

    :  to designate as if by a mark

  1. :  any of various old European units of weight used especially for gold and silver

    :  a unit equal to about eight ounces (248 grams)

    :  a unit of value:

  1. :  in a direction away from the inside or center

    :  outside

    :  from among others

  1. :  eject, oust

    :  to identify publicly as being such secretly

    :  to identify as being a closet homosexual

  1. : used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. :  situated outside :  external

    :  out-of-bounds

    :  situated at a distance :  outlying

  1. :  outside

    :  one who is out of office or power or on the outside

    :  an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

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a sculptured or ornamented band

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