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
Lake Forest and Lake Bluff have seen a marked increase in vehicle thefts and burglaries over the past year, according to police in both towns.
In a marked difference from other pollutants, the highest risk area for ozone was between the Gene Snyder and Watterson freeways in eastern Louisville, and along south-central Louisville, the study found.
A marked crosswalk will provide protection for pedestrians crossing from the parking area to the front door of the YMCA.
The report’s findings represent a marked increased from March 2016, when wind and solar generated 8.6 percent of total U.S. electricity.
There's been a marked revival in traditional workmanship in recent years–a trend which can be seen in all genres of the apparel industry, from tailoring to footwear.
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 2 percent increase in total payroll jobs would represent a marked slowdown from the employment growth of recent years.
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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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