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
He used these markers as a platform to introduce new type of art market to post-war Japan.
INTERACTIVE: Hover over markers for more from each range on their age and firearm restrictions for children.Where Kids as Young as 5 Learn to Shoot Automatic Weapons | Brandy Zadrozny | September 10, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
While we know all the markers for a gay man or woman in mainstream media, what would a bisexual one look or sound like?
The “Stelae Chamber” boasts two stone markers, thought to be where high-level community leaders performed rituals to the gods.The Cave Where Mayans Sacrificed Humans Is Open for Visitors | Nina Strochlic | August 14, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
We park the car on the south side, before a sidewalk that leads to a section of grave markers much smaller than the others.
The drawers beneath contained nothing but cards, and the usual counters and markers.The Law and the Lady | Wilkie Collins
How big her rooms looked, what a shivery feeling the card-tables gave her, with the markers, with the cards spread out in an S!The Twilight of the Souls | Louis Couperus
Please, ma'am, teacher has taken away our markers, and we shan't know where our Psalms is.Sowing and Sewing | Charlotte Mary Yonge
That will mean that Markers letter was a blind of some sort.The Half-Hearted | John Buchan
Oh, it will be genuine enough on Markers part, but he may have been misinformed.The Half-Hearted | John Buchan
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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