- strikingly noticeable; conspicuous: with marked success.
- watched as an object of suspicion or vengeance: a marked man.
- having a mark or marks: beautifully marked birds; to read the marked pages.
- (of a phoneme) characterized by the presence of a phonological feature that serves to distinguish it from an otherwise similar phoneme lacking that feature, as (d), which, in contrast to (t), is characterized by the presence of voicing.
- characterized by the presence of a marker indicating the grammatical function of a construction, as the plural in English, which, in contrast to the singular, is typically indicated by the presence of the marker -s.
- specifying an additional element of meaning, in contrast to a semantically related item, as drake in contrast to duck, where drake specifies “male” while duck does not necessarily specify sex.
- occurring less typically than an alternative form, as the word order in Down he fell in contrast to the more usual order of He fell down.Compare unmarked(def 2).
Origin of marked
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1. striking, outstanding, obvious, prominent.
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Examples from the Web for well-marked
But a party achieves nothing by boldly and bravely marching off a well-marked cliff.2013: Not the Year for a Budget Showdown
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It was still on our right, and ran in a deep, well-marked channel.
Among our native Compositæ there are three well-marked types.Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany
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It will be seen that there are well-marked feathers in its composition.Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895
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Harriet was a woman of well-marked individuality and brilliant imagination.The Beth Book
To him it was a further and a well-marked stroke of the fatality pursuing him.The Amazing Marriage, Complete
- (of a path, trail, landmark, etc) clearly indicated or signposted
- obvious, evident, or noticeable
- singled out, esp for punishment, killing, etca marked man
- linguistics distinguished by a specific feature, as in phonology. For example, of the two phonemes /t/ and /d/, the /d/ is marked because it exhibits the feature of voice
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Word Origin and History for well-marked
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