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marking definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a distinguishing symbol; "the owner's mark was on all the sheep" [syn: marker, marking, mark]
2: a pattern of marks
3: evaluation of performance by assigning a grade or score; "what he disliked about teaching was all the grading he had to do" [syn: marking, grading, scoring]
4: the act of making a visible mark on a surface

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 14th century 1. the act, process, or an instance of making or giving a mark 2. a. a mark made b. arrangement, pattern, or disposition of marks

U.S. Military Dictionary

To maintain contact on a target from such a position that the marking unit has an immediate offensive capability. (JP 3-09.3)

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (usu. in pl.) 1 an identification mark, esp. a symbol on an aircraft. 2 the colouring of an animal's fur, feathers, skin, etc. Phrases and idioms: marking-ink indelible ink for marking linen etc.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Mark Mark, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Marked; p. pr. & vb. n. Marking.] [OE. marken, merken, AS. mearcian, from mearc. See Mark the sign.] 1. To put a mark upon; to affix a significant mark to; to make recognizable by a mark; as, to mark a box or bale of merchandise; to mark clothing. 2. To be a mark upon; to designate; to indicate; -- used literally and figuratively; as, this monument marks the spot where Wolfe died; his courage and energy marked him for a leader. 3. To leave a trace, scratch, scar, or other mark, upon, or any evidence of action; as, a pencil marks paper; his hobnails marked the floor. 4. To keep account of; to enumerate and register; as, to mark the points in a game of billiards or cards. 5. To notice or observe; to give attention to; to take note of; to remark; to heed; to regard. ``Mark the perfect man.'' --Ps. xxxvii. 37. To mark out. (a) To designate, as by a mark; to select; as, the ringleaders were marked out for punishment. (b) To obliterate or cancel with a mark; as, to mark out an item in an account. To mark time (Mil.), to keep the time of a marching step by moving the legs alternately without advancing. Syn: To note; remark; notice; observe; regard; heed; show; evince; indicate; point out; betoken; denote; characterize; stamp; imprint; impress; brand.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Marking Mark"ing, n. The act of one who, or that which, marks; the mark or marks made; arrangement or disposition of marks or coloring; as, the marking of a bird's plumage. Marking ink, indelible ink, because used in marking linen. Marking nut (Bot.), the nut of the Semecarpus Anacardium, an East Indian tree. The shell of the nut yields a blackish resinous juice used for marking cotton cloth, and an oil prepared from it is used for rheumatism.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(markings) Markings are coloured lines, shapes, or patterns on the surface of something, which help to identify it. A plane with Danish markings was over-flying his vessel... N-COUNT: usu pl see also mark

Moby Thesaurus

armory, aroma, attribute, badge, badge of office, badges, baton, birthmark, blaze, blazonry, blemish, blotch, brand, brassard, burr, button, cachet, cap and gown, cast, caste mark, chain, chain of office, character, characteristic, check, checkmark, chiseling, cicatrix, class ring, cockade, collar, configuration, cross, cross-hatching, cut, dapple, decoration, demitint, differentia, differential, discoloration, distinctive feature, dot, dress, eagle, earmark, emblems, engravement, engraving, ensigns, etch, etching, fasces, feature, figure, figurehead, flavor, fleck, fleur-de-lis, flick, freckle, gash, gem-engraving, glass-cutting, glyptic, graving, gust, hack, half tint, hallmark, hammer and sickle, hatching, heraldry, idiocrasy, idiosyncrasy, impress, impression, incision, index, individualism, inscript, inscription, insignia, jot, keynote, lapel pin, lentigo, line, lineaments, lining, livery, mace, macula, mannerism, mantle, mark, markings, medal, mold, mole, mortarboard, mottle, nature, nevus, nick, notch, odor, old school tie, particularity, patch, peculiarity, pin, point, polka dot, prick, property, puncture, quality, quirk, regalia, ring, rose, savor, scar, scarification, school ring, score, scoring, scotch, scratch, scratching, seal, shamrock, shape, sigillography, singularity, skull and crossbones, slash, slashing, smack, specialty, speck, speckle, sphragistics, splash, splotch, spot, staff, stain, stamp, stigma, stipple, stippling, strawberry mark, swastika, taint, tang, tartan, taste, tattoo, tattoo mark, thistle, tick, tie, tint, tittle, token, tooling, trait, trick, type-cutting, uniform, verge, wand, watermark


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