a person or thing that marks.
something used as a mark or indication, as a bookmark or tombstone.
a person who records the scores, points, etc., as in a game or contest.
a counter used in card playing.
Digital Technology. a navigation pointer or other indicator in a graphical user interface: Dragging the marker up the sound bar will increase the volume.Place markers at the beginning and end of your selection to trim your video in edit mode.
Genetics. genetic marker.
Psychology. an object, as a book or topcoat left at a library table, used to establish territorial possession in a public place.
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 small radio beacon, automatically operated, used for local navigation of vessels.
Also called mark·er pen, mark·ing pen. a pen designed for making bold, colorful, or indelible marks, as in making signs or identifying objects.
a debt, especially a gambling debt.
a written or signed promise to pay a debt, especially a gambling debt; a promissory note or IOU.
Also called mark·er crude .Commerce. a grade of oil on which prices of other crude oils are based.
Citizens Band Radio Slang. one's location while driving on a highway, as determined by the nearest milepost.
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How to use marker in a sentence
Genetic markers show dogs start out aging faster than people, then quickly slow down.
Instead, the biggest difference was in the blood levels of creatine kinase and lactate dehydrogenase, both markers of muscle damage, which were significantly elevated immediately after the race and 24 hours later in the crampers.
These markers can be sussed out using well-known techniques, like DNA sequencing and mass spectrometry.
By tracking both physical and mental health markers, Emerald offers a unique window into the illness.
Each year, they also placed markers on the moving glacier surface as reference points.On an Alaskan glacier, little green moss balls roll in herds | Beth Geiger | July 30, 2020 | Science News For Students
Jett sees this number as a marker of how much the president allows professionals to do the job.
Some pilots consider the infrared marker to be crucial to the close air-support mission to support ground troops.Newest U.S. Stealth Fighter ‘10 Years Behind’ Older Jets | Dave Majumdar | December 26, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | THE DAILY BEAST
Poking out of the shiny gold pages is a “distinctive silk marker”—also gold—which “complements the color of the leather.”
Right over the stone marker, a long-shafted war-lance was carved—the blade pointing down.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
MacRae's seat, stone-marker, and aboriginal spearhead; the three lined up like the sights of a modern rifle.Raw Gold | Bertrand W. Sinclair
As 63 each little square was sown, I thrust the packet on a stick for a marker, and hitched along to the next square.The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
marker witnessed the accident of 1835, and states that the driver who was killed at that time was James Rhodes.The Old Pike | Thomas B. Searight
And in her mind she saw two graves side by side, one with a marker reading "My Beloved Wife," the other unmarked.Watch Yourself Go By | Al. G. Field
British Dictionary definitions for marker
something used for distinguishing or marking
(as modifier): a marker buoy
a person or thing that marks
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