verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for earmarked
As of Nov. 3, only $110 million had been earmarked for the region—most of which has yet to arrive.
About $10 billion was earmarked to build a bridge across the Kerch Strait, with its unpredictable currents during spring floods.
Particular bars and nightclubs are earmarked as gay-friendly despite the crackdown, members told The Daily Beast.Al-Sisi’s Egypt Is Worse For Gays Than The Muslim Brotherhood|Bel Trew|June 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The money Salye thought was earmarked for the purchase—90 million deutschmarks—disappeared.
The argument for petitioners is that the tax moneys are not earmarked, and that Congress is at liberty to spend them as it will.The Wall Street Journal: Unwitting Advocates of Single-Payer|David Frum|March 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
That thousand dollars of his was earmarked for Lucille's birthday present, and he doubted whether he ought to risk it.Indiscretions of Archie|P. G. Wodehouse
The other three thousand were earmarked for office expenses.Sanders of the River|Edgar Wallace
Some years ago a number of public buildings were earmarked for hospital use in case of war.Observations of an Orderly|Ward Muir
As they looked, a young man knelt over the yearling and earmarked it.Stepsons of Light|Eugene Manlove Rhodes
I earmarked Charlie for a raise and a better job right there.Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son|George Horace Lorimer
British Dictionary definitions for earmarked
Word Origin and History for earmarked (1 of 2)
1590s, "to identify by an earmark," from earmark (n.). Meaning "to set aside money for a special purpose" is attested by 1868. Related: Earmarked; earmarking.