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Idioms about mark

Origin of mark

1
First recorded before 900; Middle English noun mark(e), marc(e), marcke, Old English mearc, merc “mark, sign, banner, dividing line, borderland”; cognate with German Mark “borderland, unit of weight,” Old Norse mǫrk “forest (originally, borderland), unit of weight,” Gothic marka “boundary, borderland,” Latin margō “border”; see margin, march2

Other definitions for mark (2 of 3)

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 Chiefly Scot., merk [merk] /mɛrk/ . a former money of account and 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
First recorded before 900; Middle English; Old English marc, a unit of weight, from Medieval Latin marca, from Germanic; see mark1

Other definitions for mark (3 of 3)

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 Mark, Arthurian Legend. ruler of Cornwall, husband of Iseult and uncle of Sir Tristram.
Saint Mark. Marcus, Saint.
a male given name, form of Marcus.
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British Dictionary definitions for mark (1 of 3)

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 3)

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 3)

Mark
/ (mɑːk) /

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