identifying mark/feature

noun
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of identifying mark/feature

:a mark or feature that shows who someone is or what something is
  • The large mustache was an identifying feature of the man.
  • The police detective put a small identifying mark on the envelope.

Word by Word Definitions

identify play identifying
  1. : to cause to be or become identical

  2. : to conceive as united (as in spirit, outlook, or principle)

  3. : to establish the identity of

mark play
  1. : a boundary land

  2. : a conspicuous object serving as a guide for travelers

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

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

  2. : to plot the course of : chart

  3. : to set apart by or as if by a line or boundary

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

  2. : a unit of value:

  3. : an old English unit equal to 13s 4d

  1. : an early Jewish Christian traditionally identified as the writer of the Gospel of Mark —called also John Mark

  2. : the second Gospel (see 1gospel 1) in the New Testament — see Bible Table

  3. : a king of Cornwall, uncle of Tristram, and husband of Isolde

feature play
  1. : the structure, form, or appearance especially of a person

  2. : physical beauty

  3. : the makeup or appearance of the face or its parts

  1. : to resemble in features

  2. : to picture or portray in the mind : imagine

  3. : to give special prominence to


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