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Verb: earmark  'eer,maa(r)k
  1. Give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
    "I will earmark this money for your research";
    - allow, appropriate, set aside, reserve
Noun: earmark  'eer,maa(r)k
  1. Identification mark on the ear of a domestic animal
     
  2. A distinctive characteristic or attribute
    - hallmark, trademark, stylemark

Derived forms: earmarking, earmarks, earmarked

Type of: allot, assign, characteristic, mark, marker, marking, portion

Encyclopedia: Earmark