(noun, verb)


1. a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)

- she made good marks in algebra

Similar word(s): grade, score

Definition categories: thought, evaluation, rating, valuation

2. a distinguishing symbol

- the owner's mark was on all the sheep

Similar word(s): marker, marking

Definition categories: communication, symbol

3. a reference point to shoot at

- his arrow hit the mark

Similar word(s): target

Definition categories: communication, reference

4. a visible indication made on a surface

- some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks

Similar word(s): print

Definition categories: communication, indicant, indication

5. the impression created by doing something unusual or extraordinary that people notice and remember

- it was in London that he made his mark

- he left an indelible mark on the American theater

Definition categories: attribute, effect, impression

6. a symbol of disgrace or infamy

- And the Lord set a mark upon Cain

Similar word(s): brand, stain, stigma

Definition categories: communication, symbol

7. formerly the basic unit of money in Germany

Definition categories: quantity

8. Apostle and companion of Saint Peter; assumed to be the author of the second Gospel

Definition categories: person

9. a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

Similar word(s): chump, fool, gull, mug, patsy, sucker

Definition categories: person, dupe, victim

10. a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)

- his answer was just a punctuation mark

Definition categories: communication

11. a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)

Similar word(s): sign

Definition categories: communication, clew, clue, cue

12. the shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament

Definition categories: communication

13. an indication of damage

Similar word(s): scar, scrape, scratch

Definition categories: attribute, blemish, defect, mar

14. a marking that consists of lines that cross each other

Similar word(s): crisscross, cross

Definition categories: attribute, marking

15. something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal

- hit the mark

Definition categories: act, success

Sentences with mark as a noun:

- A good sense of manners is the mark of a true gentleman.

- The font wasn't able to render all the diacritical marks properly.

- With eggs, you need to check for the quality mark before you buy.

- Presenting […] my patented travelator, mark two.

- What mark did you get in your history test?

- I filled the bottle up to the 500ml mark.

- Now put the pastry in at 450 degrees, or mark 8.

- to be within the mark;  to come up to the mark

- patricians of mark;  a fellow of no mark

- His last comment is particularly worthy of mark.


1. attach a tag or label to

Similar word(s): label, tag

Definition categories: contact, attach

2. designate as if by a mark

- This sign marks the border

Definition categories: communication, bespeak, betoken, indicate, point, signal

3. be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense

Similar word(s): differentiate, distinguish

Definition categories: cognition, characterise, characterize, qualify

4. celebrate by some ceremony or observation

- The citizens mark the anniversary of the revolution with a march and a parade

Similar word(s): commemorate

Definition categories: cognition, celebrate, keep, observe

5. make or leave a mark on

- the scouts marked the trail

- ash marked the believers' foreheads

Definition categories: change, alter, modify

6. to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful

Similar word(s): brand, denounce, stigmatise, stigmatize

Definition categories: social, label

7. notice or perceive

- mark my words

Similar word(s): note, notice

Definition categories: perception

8. mark with a scar

Similar word(s): pit, pock, scar

Definition categories: contact, blemish, deface, disfigure

9. make small marks into the surface of

Similar word(s): nock, score

Definition categories: contact, notch

10. establish as the highest level or best performance

Similar word(s): set

Definition categories: communication, establish, make

11. make underscoring marks

Similar word(s): score

Definition categories: communication, enter, record

12. remove from a list

Definition categories: communication

13. put a check mark on or near or next to

- mark off the units

Similar word(s): check, tick

Definition categories: cognition, verify

14. assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation

- mark homework

Similar word(s): grade, score

Definition categories: cognition, appraise, assess, evaluate, measure, valuate, value

15. insert punctuation marks into

Similar word(s): punctuate

Definition categories: change, add

Sentences with mark as a verb:

- to mark a box or bale of merchandise

- to mark clothing with one's name

- She folded over the corner of the page to mark where she left off reading.

- This monument marks the spot where Wolfe died.

- His courage and energy marked him as a leader.

- Mark my words: that boy's up to no good.

- See where this pencil has marked the paper.

- The teacher had to spend her weekend marking all the tests.

- to mark the points in a game of billiards or a card game

- Mark time, mark!

- Forward, mark!