- an element of a construction, as a coordinating conjunction, that is not a part of either immediate constituent.
- an element that indicates the grammatical class or function of a construction.
- a debt, especially a gambling debt.
- a written or signed promise to pay a debt, especially a gambling debt; a promissory note or IOU.
Examples from the Web for marker
Jett sees this number as a marker of how much the president allows professionals to do the job.
Certainly Democrats laid a marker down for the next two years.
In their opinion, this would allow conservatives to lay a marker down on immigration while avoiding a shutdown for the time being.Bachmann and Pelosi vs. Boehner and Obama Over Spending Bill|Ben Jacobs|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“The point of the report is to put down a marker for future generations,” he said.White House Must Decide Who Will Be Named in the CIA ‘Torture Report’|Josh Rogin, Eli Lake|August 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For cheetahs, Marker has been at the forefront of educating people in the Middle East.
I thought the old German woman's house was mighty nice; but it wasn't a marker 'longside of this.The Princess and Joe Potter|James Otis
Hits and misses are signalled by a marker stationed, rather perilously, by the side of the butt.
They 136should be provided with a 2-inch marker, for use in making the hems in the top of the bibs.Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Science in Rural Schools|Ministry of Education Ontario
Some books are given a marker; this is made of silk ribbon or of a cheaper kind specially woven for the purpose.Practical Bookbinding|Paul Adam
A very active member; joined the Company when a mere boy and filled the position of marker.
British Dictionary definitions for marker
- something used for distinguishing or marking
- (as modifier)a marker buoy