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Etymology 1

Old English mearc, from Germanic *mark- ‘boundary; boundary marker’, from Proto-Indo-European *merǵ- ‘boundary, border’. Cognate with Dutch mark, German Mark, Swedish mark; and with Latin margo ‘margin’. Compare march.

Noun

Singular
mark

Plural
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mark ({{{1}}})
  1. (archaic) A border or frontier.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A common, or area of common land, especially among early Germanic peoples.
  3. A stone or post used to indicate position and guide travellers.
  4. A target for shooting at with a projectile.
    • 1786, To give them an accurate eye and strength of arm, none under twenty-four years of age might shoot at any standing mark, except it was for a rover, and then he was to change his mark at every shot; and no person above that age might shoot at any mark whose distance was less than eleven score yards. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 37.
  5. A marker indicating the finishing-point of a race; any goal or objective.
  6. A characteristic feature.
    A good sense of manners is the mark of a true gentleman.
  7. A written character or sign.
  8. A stamp or other indication of provenance, quality etc.
  9. (obsolete) Resemblance, likeness, image.
    • Late C14: Which mankynde is so fair part of thy werk / That thou it madest lyk to thyn owene merk. — Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘The Franklin's Tale’, Canterbury Tales
  10. An indication or sign used for reference or measurement.
  11. A score for finding the correct answer, or other academic achievement; the sum of such point gained as out of a possible total.
  12. A score for a sporting achievement.
  13. A visible impression or sign; a blemish, scratch, or stain, whether accidental or intentional.
  14. (sports) The line indicating an athlete's starting-point.
  15. (Australian rules football) A catch of the ball directly from a kick of 10 metres or more without having been touched in transit, resulting in a free kick.
  16. The intended victim of swindle, fixed game or con game.
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Verb

Infinitive
to mark

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to mark (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To indicate in some way for later reference.
  2. To take note of.
  3. To blemish, scratch, or stain.
  4. To indicate the correctness of and give a score to an essay, exam answers, etc.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To catch the ball directly from a kick of 15 metres or more without having been touched in transit, resulting in a free kick.
  6. (soccer) To follow a player not in possession of the ball when defending, to prevent them receiving a pass easily.
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Etymology 2

Old English marc, from Germanic *mark- (probably ultimately the same as Etymology 1). Cognate with Dutch mark, German Mark.

Noun

Singular
mark

Plural
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mark ({{{1}}})
  1. A measure of weight (especially for gold and silver), once used throughout Europe, equivalent to 8 oz.
    • 1997, As a reward for his poetry, Athelstan gave Egil two more gold rings weighing a mark each, along with an expensive cloak that the king himself had worn. — ‘Egil's Saga’, tr. Bernard Scudder, The Sagas of Icelanders (Penguin 2001, p. 91)
  2. (historical) An English and Scottish unit of currency (originally valued at one mark weight of silver), equivalent to 13 shillings and fourpence.
  3. Any of various European monetary units, especially the base unit of currency of Germany between 1948 and 2002, equal to 100 pfennigs.
  4. A mark coin.
Synonyms

(German currency): Deutschmark, Deutsche Mark, German mark

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Faroese

Noun

mark f.

  1. (kvæði) forest
  2. (in phrases) pasture
  3. (Biblical) field

Declension

f2 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mark markin markir markirnar
Accusative mark markina markir markirnar
Dative mark markini markum markunum
Genitive markar markarinnar marka markanna


Synonyms

forrest

pasture

field

Noun

mark n.

  1. sign
  2. border, frontier

Declension

n3 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mark markið mark markini
Accusative mark markið mark markini
Dative marki markinum markum markunum
Genitive marks marksins marka markanna
n5 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative mark markið mørk mørkini
Accusative mark markið mørk mørkini
Dative marki markinum mørkum mørkunum
Genitive marks marksins marka markanna

Synonyms

sign


French

Pronunciation

Noun

mark m. (plural: marks)

  1. mark (former currency)

Icelandic

Noun

mark n.

  1. sign

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Swedish

Pronunciation

Noun

mark c.

Inflection for mark Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative
Genitive

mark

  1. (uncountable) ground (as opposed to the sky or the sea)
    Ha fast mark under fötterna - to be on terra firma (literally "to have firm ground under (one's) feet")
    Tillbaka på klassisk mark - back on classical ground
    På engelsk mark - on English soil
  2. (countable and uncountable) ground, field
    Bonden ägde mycket mark - The farmer owned a lot of ground
  3. mark (currency)
  4. (gambling) counter, marker

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