watermark

[ waw-ter-mahrk, wot-er- ]
/ ˈwɔ tərˌmɑrk, ˈwɒt ər- /

noun

a mark indicating the height to which water rises or has risen, as in a river or inlet.
a figure or design impressed in some paper during manufacture, visible when the paper is held to the light.

verb (used with object)

to mark (paper) with a watermark.
to impress (a design, pattern, etc.), as a watermark.

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Origin of watermark

First recorded in 1625–35; water + mark1

OTHER WORDS FROM watermark

un·wa·ter·marked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for watermark

watermark
/ (ˈwɔːtəˌmɑːk) /

noun

a distinguishing mark impressed on paper during manufacture, visible when the paper is held up to the light

verb (tr)

to mark (paper) with a watermark
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