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Noun: marking  maa(r)-king
  1. A distinguishing symbol
    "the owner's marking was on all the sheep";
    - marker, mark
     
  2. A pattern of marks
     
  3. Evaluation of performance by assigning a grade or score
    "what he disliked about teaching was all the marking he had to do";
    - grading, scoring
     
  4. The act of making a visible mark on a surface
Verb: mark  maa(r)k
  1. Attach a tag or label to
    "mark these bottles";
    - tag, label
     
  2. Designate as if by a mark
    "This sign marks the border"
     
  3. Be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in a very positive sense
    "His modesty marks him from his peers";
    - distinguish, differentiate
     
  4. Mark by some ceremony or observation
    "The citizens mark the anniversary of the revolution with a march and a parade";
    - commemorate
     
  5. Make or leave a mark on
    "the scouts marked the trail"; "ash marked the believers' foreheads"
     
  6. Accuse or condemn openly or formally; classify or describe as disgraceful
    "She was marked by society because she had a child out of wedlock";
    - stigmatize, stigmatise [Brit], brand, denounce
     
  7. Detect and remember; perceive with the mind
    "mark my words";
    - notice, note
     
  8. Mark with a scar
    "The skin disease marked his face permanently";
    - scar, pock, pit
     
  9. Make small marks into the surface of
    "mark the clay before firing it";
    - score, nock
     
  10. Establish as the highest level or best performance
    "mark a record";
    - set
     
  11. Make underscoring marks
    - score
     
  12. Remove from a list
    - cross off, cross out, strike out, strike off
     
  13. Put a check mark on, near or next to
    "mark off the units";
    - check, check off, mark off, tick off [Brit, Cdn], tick [Brit]
     
  14. Assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation
    "mark homework";
    - grade, score
     
  15. Insert punctuation marks into
    - punctuate

Derived forms: markings

See also: mark down, mark off, mark up

Type of: add, alter, appraise, assess, attach, bespeak, betoken [archaic], blemish, celebrate, change, characterise [Brit], characterize, decoration, deface, design, disfigure, enter, establish, evaluate, evaluation, figure, fish out, indicate, keep, label, lay down, make, measure, modify, notch, observe, pattern, point, put down, qualify, rating, record, scope, signal, symbol, take away, take out, valuate, value, verify

Encyclopedia: Marking

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