[mahrk; French mar]
- the grapes contained in the wine press and the residue, as skins and pips, remaining after the juice is expressed.
- (in France) the brandy distilled from this residue.
- Pharmacology. the residue that remains following the extraction of active principles from a vegetable drug by means of a solvent.
Origin of marc
1595–1605; < Middle French, akin to marcher to tread; see march1
[mahrk; for 1 also German mahrk]
- Franz [frahnts] /frɑnts/, 1880–1916, German painter.
- a male given name, form of Marcus.
- a standardized system developed by the Library of Congress for producing and transmitting machine-readable bibliographic records.
Origin of MARC
ma(chine) r(eadable) c(atologing)
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Examples from the Web for marc
A new book from gay rights activist Marc Solomon sets the record straight about how gay marriage victories were really won.
As part of the MassEquality coalition, Marc Solomon, a former Senate aide, was working to get Bay State legislators to vote no.
A teenage fashion designer from Texas is showing at NYFW alongside heroes like Charlotte Ronson and Marc Jacobs.New York Fashion Week's Teen Sensation: Isabella Rose Taylor, 13, Stages A Sartorial Revolution
September 6, 2014
And the Marc show where the only song was Bittersweet Symphony.It's Who You Know: The Power Players of New York Fashion Week
September 3, 2014
Marc Wortman is the author, among other books, of The Bonfire: The Siege and Burning of Atlanta.Atlanta’s Fall Foretold The End Of Civil War Bloodshed
September 1, 2014
From under his pillow he drew Marc Antoine's letter to Robespierre.
"My letters to my father and to Robespierre," the astute Marc Antoine had said.
He had fallen upon Marc Antoine's neck, and was embracing him.
"Don't let such trifles get you down," said Marc with a crooked half-smile.
Marc Polder had faded back into the crowd at the first sound of the siren.
- the remains of grapes or other fruit that have been pressed for wine-making
- a brandy distilled from these
C17: from French, from Old French marchier to trample (grapes), march 1
- Franz (frants). 1880–1916, German expressionist painter; cofounder with Kandinsky of the Blaue Reiter group (1911). He is noted for his symbolic compositions of animals