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mark

noun

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1 a person or thing that is made fun of
  • in the wake of the scandal, the disgraced governor became the favorite mark of late-night comedians

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2 a person or thing that is the object of abuse, criticism, or ridicule
  • his gullibility and tendency to fall for bluffs made him an easy mark at the poker table

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3 overall quality as seen or judged by people in general
  • a brand of crystal that bears the mark of excellence

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4 something set up as an example against which others of the same type are compared
  • lately his playing hasn't been up to the mark expected of a concert pianist

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5 something that one hopes or intends to accomplish
  • set marks for expected daily output

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6 something that sets apart an individual from others of the same kind
  • a sensitive expression that is the mark of a poet

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7 something that spoils the appearance or completeness of a thing
  • a small mark where the car had scraped a wall

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8 the power to bring about a result on another
  • a person of some mark in the field of evolutionary biology

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mark

verb

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1 to attach an identifying slip to
  • marked each application with a numbered sticker

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2 to be an important feature of
  • an annual event marked mostly by noise and confusion

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3 to make a written note of
  • mark down the names of those who are planning to attend the dinner

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sign, mark, token, note, symptom mean a discernible indication of what is not itself directly perceptible. sign applies to any indication to be perceived by the senses or the reason. encouraging signs for the economy mark suggests something impressed on or inherently characteristic of a thing often in contrast to general outward appearance. a mark of a good upbringing token applies to something that serves as a proof of something intangible. this gift is a token of our esteem note suggests a distinguishing mark or characteristic. a note of irony in her writing symptom suggests an outward indication of an internal change or condition. rampant crime is a symptom of that city's decay

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The first known use of mark was before the 12th century

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“Mark.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/mark. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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