[ mahrk; French mar ]
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  1. the grapes contained in the wine press and the residue, as skins and pips, remaining after the juice is expressed.

  2. (in France) the brandy distilled from this residue.

  1. 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

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Other definitions for Marc (2 of 3)

[ mahrk; for 1 also German mahrk ]

  1. Franz [frahnts], /frɑnts/, 1880–1916, German painter.

  2. a male given name, form of Marcus.

Other definitions for MARC (3 of 3)

[ mahrk ]

nounLibrary Science.
  1. 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) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use marc in a sentence

  • Professor marc Thury died in 1905, having devoted his entire life to the study of the exact sciences.

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  • "I look to see marc bolt over the rim," said Emett, resignedly, as Jones took up the end of the rope halter.

  • marc packed the lions to camp in short order, and, quoting Jones, "without turning a hair."

  • marc proceeded to show us how truly Jim had spoken: "Shore he ain't no use for the redskin."

  • Before the men lowered Tom from marc's back I stepped closer and put my face within six inches of the lion's.

British Dictionary definitions for marc (1 of 2)


/ (mɑːk, French mar) /

  1. the remains of grapes or other fruit that have been pressed for wine-making

  2. a brandy distilled from these

Origin of marc

C17: from French, from Old French marchier to trample (grapes), march 1

British Dictionary definitions for Marc (2 of 2)


/ (German mark) /

  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

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