Definition of marked
1 : having an identifying mark marked playing cards
2\or ˈmär-kəd\ : having a distinctive or emphasized character has a marked drawl
3a : enjoying fame or notoriety Winning the race made him a marked man.b : being an object of attack, suspicion, or vengeance To his enemies, the rebel leader was a marked man.
4 : overtly signaled by a linguistic feature with most English nouns the plural is the marked number
markedlyplay \ˈmär-kəd-lē\ adverb
markednessplay \ˈmär-kəd-nəs\ noun
Examples of marked in a Sentence
He speaks with a marked accent.
There was a marked change in her attitude.
There's been a marked improvement in the weather.
Recent Examples of marked from the Web
Sign Up Building on his work, a team of Spanish scientists published a study in the journal Nature last year that found a marked drop in violence over the past 500 years.
As the alleged driver, Phanor got an extra felony charge of high speed fleeing from a marked police car.
A shepherd begins with their dog at a post in a marked circle, called the shedding ring, at one end of the field as four or five sheep are released 425 yards north.
His and Hannah’s relationship here also provided a marked contrast to the show’s current White House occupants, with the Conways’ tale of first meeting having more of a Camelot air than the Underwoods could ever hope to project.
Patapsco Valley State Park hike Sunday, June 4: This 8-mile figure-eight hike in Baltimore County uses a combination of marked and unmarked trails to travel from Oella to the Pickall area and back by different paths.
Turn left after the dam, head into the canyon and look for marked camping spots on the left.
The mud-slinging marked May’s own return to electioneering after a series of opinion polls showed her once dominant lead evaporating.
The rule change is a marked difference from the years of restrictions and limitations—including penalties for choreographed dances, dunking on field-goal posts, and diving to the ground—
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First Known Use of marked
before 12th century
MARKED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of marked for English Language Learners
: having a mark or a particular kind of mark
: very noticeable
MARKED Defined for Kids
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