• (n.) A license of reprisals. See Marque.
• (n.) An old weight and coin. See Marc.
• (n.) The unit of monetary account of the German Empire, equal to
23.8 cents of United States money; the equivalent of one hundred
pfennigs. Also, a silver coin of this value.
• (n.) A visible sign or impression made or left upon anything;
esp., a line, point, stamp, figure, or the like, drawn or impressed, so
as to attract the attention and convey some information or intimation;
a token; a trace.
• (n.) A character or device put on an article of merchandise by the
maker to show by whom it was made; a trade-mark.
• (n.) A character (usually a cross) made as a substitute for a
signature by one who can not write.
• (n.) A fixed object serving for guidance, as of a ship, a
traveler, a surveyor, etc.; as, a seamark, a landmark.
• (n.) A trace, dot, line, imprint, or discoloration, although not
regarded as a token or sign; a scratch, scar, stain, etc.; as, this
pencil makes a fine mark.
• (n.) An evidence of presence, agency, or influence; a
significative token; a symptom; a trace; specifically, a permanent
impression of one's activity or character.
• (n.) That toward which a missile is directed; a thing aimed at;
what one seeks to hit or reach.
• (n.) Attention, regard, or respect.
• (n.) Limit or standard of action or fact; as, to be within the
mark; to come up to the mark.
• (n.) Badge or sign of honor, rank, or official station.
• (n.) Preeminence; high position; as, particians of mark; a fellow
of no mark.
• (n.) A characteristic or essential attribute; a differential.
• (n.) A number or other character used in registring; as,
examination marks; a mark for tardiness.
• (n.) Image; likeness; hence, those formed in one's image;
• (n.) One of the bits of leather or colored bunting which are
placed upon a sounding line at intervals of from two to five fathoms.
The unmarked fathoms are called "deeps."
• (v. t.) To put a mark upon; to affix a significant mark to; to
make recognizable by a mark; as, to mark a box or bale of merchandise;
to mark clothing.
• (v. t.) To be a mark upon; to designate; to indicate; -- used
literally and figuratively; as, this monument marks the spot where
Wolfe died; his courage and energy marked him for a leader.
• (v. t.) To leave a trace, scratch, scar, or other mark, upon, or
any evidence of action; as, a pencil marks paper; his hobnails marked
• (v. t.) To keep account of; to enumerate and register; as, to mark
the points in a game of billiards or cards.
• (v. t.) To notice or observe; to give attention to; to take note
of; to remark; to heed; to regard.
• (v. i.) To take particular notice; to observe critically; to note;