From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmarkmark1 /mɑːk $ mɑːrk/ ●●● S2 W2 verb 1 write on something [transitive]WRITE to write or draw on something, so that someone will notice what you have written I’ve marked the pages you need to look at.mark something with something When you’re done, put your sheet in the envelope marked with your name.mark something on something Peter marked his name on the first page.mark something personal/fragile/urgent etc a document marked ‘confidential’mark somebody present/absent (=write on an official list that someone is there or not there, especially in school) Any student who is more than 20 minutes late for class will be marked absent. All school uniform should be clearly marked with the child’s name.2 damage [intransitive, transitive]MARK to make a mark on something in a way that spoils its appearance or damages it, or to become spoiled in this way Take off your shoes so you don’t mark the floor. The disease had marked her face for life. The table marks easily, so please be careful.3 celebrate [transitive]CELEBRATE to celebrate an important event celebrations to mark Australia Daymark something with something Carter’s 90th birthday will be marked with a large party at the Savoy Hotel. Mrs Lawson was presented with a gold watch to mark the occasion.4 show position [transitive]SHOW/LET somebody SEE something to show where something is A simple wooden cross marked her grave. He had marked the route on the map in red.mark something with something Troop positions were marked with colored pins. She placed a bookmark between the pages to mark her place.5 year/month/week [transitive] if a particular year, month, or week marks an important event, the event happened on that date during a previous year This week marks the 250th anniversary of the birth of Joseph Priestley. 6 show a change [transitive]SHOW/LET somebody SEE something to be a sign of an important change or an important stage in the development of something Her latest novel marks a turning point in her development as a writer. The move seemed to mark a major change in government policy. These elections mark the end of an era.7 quality/featureTYPICAL [transitive] if something is marked by a particular quality or feature, it is a typical or important part of that thing syn characterize The villages of East Anglia are marked by beautiful churches with fine towers. Grammar Mark is usually passive in this meaning.8 student’s work [transitive] especially British EnglishRESULT/GRADE to read a piece of written work and put a number or letter on it to show how good it is syn grade American English I’ve got a pile of exam papers to mark.9 sport [transitive] especially British EnglishDS to stay close to a player of the opposite team during a game syn guard American English10 → be marking time11 → mark time12 → (you) mark my words!13 → mark you → marked → mark somebody/something ↔ down → mark somebody/something down as something → mark somebody/something ↔ off → mark somebody/something ↔ out → mark something ↔ up→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpusmark• The success rates for two tasks differing only in the lengths of the rod shown is again marked.• The album marks a change in Young's musical style.• This time it was to mark a milestone in the history of exploration.• The meeting was marked by bitter exchanges between the two sides.• The Gingrich investigation lasted two years and was marked by extraordinary partisan wrangling.• It is a potentially fatal illness, marked by internal bleeding.• The linoleum marks easily.• For a moment there came flickering into his mind the memory of a list - nine names marked for death.• The examiners who marked her A-level paper were very lenient and gave her a pass.• He put a slip of paper in his book to mark his page.• Mrs Parry, have you marked our tests yet?• Michael gave us a map of the city and marked some places of interest to visit.• The celebration marked the 100th anniversary of the staging of the modern Olympic Games.• A barbed wire fence marks the boundary between the two communities.• This year marks the company's 50th anniversary.• It marked the end of the possibility of an attitude of withdrawal for the papacy.• Her shoes marked the floor.• Two shiny bronze plaques marked the former entrance to the palace.• I'll just mark the one I want in the catalog.• A firework display was organized to mark the Queen's birthday.• He had marked the route in red.• The church marks the spot where St Peter died.• Put the lid on your pen so it doesn't mark the tablecloth.• Like the rings on a tree that mark the years, some measures remain, resulting in a gradual buildup of security.clearly marked• Before the goods can be sold, the retailer must ensure that the price is clearly marked.• Her editor said the second column had been sent to the Union-Tribune clearly marked as a repeat.• It is clearly marked, easy to use and at £59.00 remarkably cheap.• The Daemonettes have the symbol of Slaanesh clearly marked on their foreheads.• Women's limited space is being clearly marked out.• The text flowed into neat columns, with any excess clearly marked, ready to be moved to a jump page.• The genetic revolution is proceeding without clearly marked, spectacular advances that might make it easier to debate and comprehend.• Trays are clearly marked with patient name and room number. 2.mark ... occasion• It seemed not to seek to impose itself but merely to mark the occasion.• The following books are either now in stores or will soon be released to mark the occasion.• Y., wore her Sunday best, a floral dress, to mark the occasion.• Thirty-three years on, his fans gathered there to mark the occasion, and Aileen Taylor was with them.• Clwyd's Euro Week starts today with a special edition of Clwyd Connections published to mark the occasion by the county council.• To mark the occasion Newtownards mayor Wilbert Magill will be officiating at the ceremony.• To mark the occasion the club presented her with a tracksuit and treated her to a slap-up lunch at a Middlesbrough restaurant.• He marked the occasion with a quiet dinner with Brand and teammate Cuttino Mobley.mark ... place• The hilltop is now completely wooded over, but the name remains as witness to a possible mark.• Eventually Mark found a place for it far in the bows of the raft, like a miniature fourth mast.• I never really marked off a place for myself within the family.• She keeps her finger marking her place in her book.• The crosses in the pavement mark their place of execution.• The Subject is the category that marks the place that the individual must fill to be constituted as a subject.• Error marks the place where education begins.• In the adjoining Garden on the Ramparts stand two obelisks marking the place where the victims of the Defenestration fell in 1618.mark the end of• The bill marks the end of a shocking anomaly similar to the one that once allowed only men to vote.• Motherhood replaced marriage as the occasion for leaving paid work and seldom marked the end of a woman's labour force membership.• The changes mark the end of an era for the long-embattled agency and for the institutions it helped.• Birmingham on 1 and 2 August 1838 saw a celebration to mark the end of apprenticeship.• Their arrival marked the end of policies that limited women to medical and musical units.• It will be ready in 1998, marking the end of the fifth season of the cult series.• When the first shells hit the rebels' airstrip, civilians and soldiers were marking the end of the period of mourning.• June 30 would mark the end of the triennial contract cycle that had punctuated labor-management relations in the copper industry since midcentury.