verb (used with object)
Origin of hallmark
Examples from the Web for hallmark
The idea that January 1st initiates a period of new beginning is not a flash of Hallmark brilliance.
They apparently took that as a sign of suspicious activity, even though that can be a hallmark of people on the autism spectrum.Worse Than Eric Garner: Cops Who Got Away With Killing Autistic Men and Little Girls|Emily Shire|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Split-ticket voting in general elections, the hallmark of so-called independents, is relatively rare.
This is the hallmark of a successful multiplatform communication strategy.
And workable solutions will require honesty—not currently a hallmark of The Gathering.The $1-Billion-a-Year Right-Wing Conspiracy You Haven’t Heard Of|Jay Michaelson|September 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is a delightful book to leave about, with its vellum binding, dainty ribbons, and the hallmark of a great publisher's name.The Roadmender|Michael Fairless
The hallmark of Zhivkov's leadership has been his intense loyalty to the leaders of the Soviet Union.Area Handbook for Bulgaria|Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
We bore the hallmark of fifty years of neutral aloofness, of fifty years of indifference to the business of national defense.High Adventure|James Norman Hall
Within, on either side, was a partition, and there was a silver clasp on which the hallmark was English.The Powers and Maxine|Charles Norris Williamson
Only the identity of the maker is revealed by the hallmark on American silver.Colonial Homes and Their Furnishings|Mary H. Northend
British Dictionary definitions for hallmark
Word Origin for hallmark
Word Origin and History for hallmark
1721, official stamp of purity in gold and silver articles, from Goldsmiths' Hall in London, site of the assay office; see hall + mark (n.1). General sense of "mark of quality" first recorded 1864. As a verb from 1773.