\ ˈmärk How to pronounce marc (audio) \

Definition of marc

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the residue remaining after a fruit has been pressed broadly : the organic residue from an extraction process the protein-rich cottonseed marc
2 : brandy made from the residue of wine grapes after pressing

Definition of MARC (Entry 2 of 2)

machine-readable cataloging

Examples of marc in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Take a signature Barrel Bath, which gives hydromassage-fueled relaxation using grape marc and red vine extracts, known for their exfoliating and draining effects. Jane Sung, CNT, "5 Beauty Treatments Worth Traveling For," 14 Sep. 2017 Campari, Armagnac, Pernod, marc—as well as liqueurs in garish colors, such as Chartreuse. John Seabrook, The New Yorker, "Behind the Cellar Door," 23 Jan. 2017 MARC service on the Penn and Camden lines was suspended earlier in the morning but has since resumed on a limited level. Dana Hedgpeth, Washington Post, "Amtrak restores limited service after rail operators were fatally struck on D.C. tracks," 28 June 2017 She’s since made good on her promise, making metadata from 25 million MARC records (the very documents once enshrined on catalog cards) available to the public. Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian, "The Librarian of Congress Weighs In on Why Card Catalogs Matter," 19 May 2017

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First Known Use of marc


1601, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for marc


French, from Middle French, from marchier to trample, march

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“Marc.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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Medical Definition of marc

: an insoluble residue remaining after extraction of a solution (as a drug) with a solvent

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