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1watermark

noun wa·ter·mark \ˈw-tər-ˌmärk, ˈwä-\

: a design or symbol (such as the maker's name) that is made in a piece of paper and that can be seen when the paper is held up to the light

Full Definition of WATERMARK

1
:  a mark indicating the height to which water has risen
2
:  a marking in paper resulting from differences in thickness usually produced by pressure of a projecting design in the mold or on a processing roll and visible when the paper is held up to the light; also :  the design of or the metal pattern producing the marking

First Known Use of WATERMARK

1640

2watermark

verb

Definition of WATERMARK

transitive verb
1
:  to mark (paper) with a watermark
2
:  to impress (a given design) as a watermark

First Known Use of WATERMARK

1866
WATERMARK Defined for Kids

watermark

noun wa·ter·mark \ˈw-tər-ˌmärk, ˈwä-\

Definition of WATERMARK for Kids

1
:  a mark that shows a level to which water has risen
2
:  a mark made in paper during manufacture that is visible when the paper is held up to the light
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