marked

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adjective

1
: having an identifying mark
marked playing cards
2
or
ˈmär-kəd How to pronounce marked (audio)
: having a distinctive or emphasized character
has a marked drawl
3
a
: enjoying fame or notoriety
Winning the tournament made her a marked woman.
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
markedly adverb
markedness noun

marked

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past tense of mark entry 2

Examples of marked in a Sentence

Adjective 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 on the Web
Adjective
Her youngest son, Zachary, was next to her on his scooter; with Mark, on a skateboard, and Jacob, wearing inline skates, ahead in the marked crosswalk. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 17 Feb. 2024 In his 36 years, Father Moisés had witnessed a marked retreat of Catholicism across Latin America, where evangelical Protestants were increasingly challenging its historic dominance. Bishop Sand, Washington Post, 17 Feb. 2024 At the east entrance to San Jose State University along 10th Street, about two feet of red curb paint separates a marked parking space from the crosswalk where students cross the busy road that connects to the Interstate 280 freeway. John Woolfolk, The Mercury News, 6 Feb. 2024 As stated in the California Department of Motor Vehicle’s Driver’s Handbook, some parking violations include being parked on a marked or unmarked crosswalk, blocking a driveway and parking in front of a curb with wheelchair access. Angela Rodriguez, Sacramento Bee, 6 Feb. 2024 Iskander said her youngest son, Zachary, was next to her on his scooter; older sons Mark, on a skateboard, and Jacob, wearing inline skates, were ahead in the marked crosswalk. Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times, 9 Feb. 2024 On Sunday, Abbott hosted more than a dozen Republican governors in Shelby Park and credited the marked decrease in migrant crossings near Eagle Pass to his state's actions, saying average daily crossings in that area had decreased from several thousand to just three in recent days. Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News, 8 Feb. 2024 The officers, who were in uniform, were in marked patrol cars with their lights activated. Robert A. Cronkleton, Kansas City Star, 6 Feb. 2024 In a marked escalation, Israeli security forces killed 492 Palestinians in the West Bank in 2023, according to a United Nations human rights office report; Palestinians there killed 29 Israelis. Roger Cohen, New York Times, 31 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

Adjective

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of marked was before the 12th century

Dictionary Entries Near marked

Cite this Entry

“Marked.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/marked. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

marked

adjective
1
: having an identifying mark
a marked card
2
: noticeable, conspicuous
speaks with a marked accent
3
a
: being a person on whom attention is focused
b
: being an object of attack or suspicion
a marked man
markedly adverb

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