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watermark

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noun wa·ter·mark \ˈwȯ-tər-ˌmärk, ˈwä-\

Definition of watermark

  1. 1 :  a mark indicating the height to which water has risen

  2. 2 :  a marking in paper resulting from differences in thickness usually produced by pressure of a projecting design in the mold or on a processing roll and visible when the paper is held up to the light; also :  the design of or the metal pattern producing the marking

1577

First Known Use of watermark

1577


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watermark

verb wa·ter·mark

Definition of watermark

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to mark (paper) with a watermark

  3. 2 :  to impress (a given design) as a watermark

Circa 1800

First Known Use of watermark

circa 1800


WATERMARK Defined for English Language Learners

watermark

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Definition of watermark for English Language Learners

  • : a design or symbol (such as the maker's name) that is made in a piece of paper and that can be seen when the paper is held up to the light


WATERMARK Defined for Kids

watermark

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noun wa·ter·mark \ˈwȯ-tər-ˌmärk, ˈwä-\

Definition of watermark for Students

  1. 1 :  a mark that shows a level to which water has risen

  2. 2 :  a mark made in paper during manufacture that is visible when the paper is held up to the light



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