Idioms for mark

Origin of mark

1
before 900; (noun) Middle English; Old English mearc mark, sign, banner, dividing line, borderland; cognate with German Mark borderland, unit of weight, Old Norse mǫrk forest (orig., borderland), unit of weight, Gothic marka boundary, borderland, Latin margō margin; (v.) Middle English marken, Old English mearcian; cognate with Old Frisian merkia, Old High German marchōn, Old Norse marka to plan

Definition for mark (2 of 4)

mark2
[ mahrk ]
/ mɑrk /

noun

the monetary unit of Germany from 1871 to 2002, when the euro was adopted: originally a silver coin.Compare Deutsche mark, ostmark, reichsmark.
the markka of Finland.
Also merk. a former silver coin of Scotland, equal to 13s. 4d.
a former money of account of England, equal to 13s. 4d.
a former coin of Estonia, the 1/100 part of a kroon: replaced by the sent after 1927.
a former European unit of weight, especially for gold and silver, generally equal to 8 ounces (249 grams).

Origin of mark

2
before 900; Middle English; Old English marc unit of weight < Medieval Latin marca < Germanic; see mark1

Definition for mark (3 of 4)

Mark
[ mahrk ]
/ mɑrk /

noun

one of the four Evangelists: traditionally believed to be the author of the second Gospel.
the second Gospel: to read aloud from Mark.
King, Arthurian Romance. ruler of Cornwall, husband of Iseult and uncle of Sir Tristram.
Saint. Marcus, Saint.
a male given name, form of Marcus.

Definition for mark (4 of 4)

Hanna
[ han-uh ]
/ ˈhæn ə /

noun

Marcus AlonzoMark, 1837–1904, U.S. merchant and politician: senator 1897–1904.
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British Dictionary definitions for mark (1 of 4)

mark1
/ (mɑːk) /

noun

verb

interjection

rugby Union the shout given by a player when calling for a mark
See also markdown, mark-up

Word Origin for mark

Old English mearc mark; related to Old Norse mörk boundary land, Old High German marha boundary, Latin margō margin

British Dictionary definitions for mark (2 of 4)

mark2
/ (mɑːk) /

noun

a former monetary unit and coin in England and Scotland worth two thirds of a pound sterling
a silver coin of Germany until 1924

Word Origin for mark

Old English marc unit of weight of precious metal, perhaps from the marks on metal bars; apparently of Germanic origin and related to mark 1

British Dictionary definitions for mark (3 of 4)

Mark
/ (mɑːk) /

noun New Testament

one of the four Evangelists. Feast day: April 25
the second Gospel, traditionally ascribed to him

British Dictionary definitions for mark (4 of 4)

Hanna
/ (ˈhænə) /

noun

William. 1910–2001, US animator and film producer who with Joseph Barbera (1911–2006) created the cartoon characters Tom and Jerry in the 1940s; the Hanna–Barbera company later produced numerous cartoon series for television.
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Medicine definitions for mark

mark
[ märk ]

n.

A spot or line on a surface, visible through difference in color or elevation from that of the surrounding area.
A distinctive trait or property.

v.

To make a visible trace or impression on, as occurs with a spot or dent.
To form, make, or depict by making a mark.
To distinguish or characterize.
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Idioms and Phrases with mark

mark

In addition to the idioms beginning with mark

  • mark down
  • marked man, a
  • mark my words
  • mark time
  • mark up

also see:

  • beside the point (mark)
  • black mark
  • give bad marks to
  • high-water mark
  • hit the bull's-eye (mark)
  • make one's mark
  • off the mark
  • quick off the mark
  • toe the line (mark)
  • up to par (the mark)
  • wide of the mark
  • x marks the spot
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