- an object of derision, scorn, manipulation, or the like: He was an easy mark for criticism.
- the intended victim of a swindler, hustler, or the like: The cardsharps picked their marks from among the tourists on the cruise ship.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- to mar or deface with marks.
- to mark with notations or symbols.
- to fix the selling price of (an article) by adding to the seller's cost an amount to cover expenses and profit: to mark up dresses 50 percent.
- to increase the selling price of.
- to make corrections or changes to (written or printed text).
- to indicate detailed instructions concerning the format, style, or structure for (a manuscript to be typeset, an electronic document, or a web page).
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Idioms for mark
Origin of mark1
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Definition for mark (2 of 3)
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Example sentences from the Web for mark
A good approach is to start with a few desks that get the highest marks from reviewers, and then evaluate those based on your own personal preferences and requirements.Best adjustable desks: Stand or sit with double-duty office furniture|PopSci Commerce Team|February 26, 2021|Popular Science
By reaching those marks, he became the franchise’s first player to drop at least 40 points and 10 assists since Tiny Archibald nearly 50 years ago.De’Aaron Fox Isn’t An All-Star, But He’s Taken The Leap|James L. Jackson|February 25, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
That helped show, if nothing else, there was some life left in Roethlisberger’s arm, which was a major question mark at the start of the season.Steelers say they want to bring Ben Roethlisberger back, although contract remains an issue|Des Bieler|February 24, 2021|Washington Post
Facebook has considered the YPG page politically sensitive since at least 2015, emails show, when officials discovered the page was inaccurately marked as verified with a blue check mark.Sheryl Sandberg and Top Facebook Execs Silenced an Enemy of Turkey to Prevent a Hit to the Company’s Business|by Jack Gillum and Justin Elliott|February 24, 2021|ProPublica
Since the Vegas Golden Knights joined the league in 2017-18, research has shown luck and talent converge and carry equal impact on the standings at the 56-game mark.A switch to points percentage for NHL playoff seeding could cause chaos|Neil Greenberg|February 19, 2021|Washington Post
Toomey lives here with her husband, Mark, a managing director at Goldman Sachs, and their two daughters.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
At some point, show creator Mark Burnett made the diabolical decision to extend the show to 120 minutes.Donald Trump Fires Woman For Not Calling Bill Cosby|Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video|January 5, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They selected an “easy mark” who turned out to be an off-duty NYC Housing Authority cop named James Carragher.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Even those Christians who do want to minister amid the rancor of race and policing are missing the mark.
But for the real Mark Schultz, whom Tatum plays in the film Foxcatcher, it has become a sore point.Wrestler Mark Schultz Hates the ‘Sickening and Insulting Lies’ of ‘Foxcatcher’|Rich Goldstein|December 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We are so many around here that you'll have to get paper and pencil and mark us down to keep track of how many.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
"He's been counting the days till you got home, Mark," said Tim, holding a burning match over my pipe.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
Track of the count may be kept by placing a mark for each leukocyte in its appropriate column, ruled upon paper.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
Last night again there was all sorts of firing and fighting going on, throughout those hours peaceful citizens ear-mark for sleep.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
Personally, the English do not attract nor shine; but collectively they are a race to make their mark on the destinies of mankind.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
British Dictionary definitions for mark (1 of 3)
- model, brand, or typethe car is a Mark 4
- a variation on a particular modela Mark 3 Cortina
- to move the feet alternately as in marching but without advancing
- to act in a mechanical and routine way
- to halt progress temporarily, while awaiting developments
Word Origin for mark
British Dictionary definitions for mark (2 of 3)
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British Dictionary definitions for mark (3 of 3)
noun New Testament
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Idioms and Phrases with mark
In addition to the idioms beginning with mark
- mark down
- marked man, a
- mark my words
- mark time
- mark up
- 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