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M`ARK, n. L. mercor, the primary sense of which is to go, to pass Gr. to pass Eng. fair, and fare.

1. A visible line made by drawing one substance on another as a mark made by chalk or charcoal, or a pen.
2. A line, groove or depression made by stamping or cutting an incision a channel or impression as the mark of a chisel, of a stamp, of a rod or whip the mark of the finger or foot.
3. Any note or sign of distinction.

The Lord set a mark upon Cain. Genesis 4

4. Any visible effect of force or agency.

There are scarce any marks left of a subterraneous fire.

5. Any apparent or intelligible effect proof, evidence.

The confusion of tongues was a mark of separation.

6. Notice taken.

The laws

Stand like the forfeits in a barber's shop,

As much for mock as mark.

7. Any thing to which a missile weapon may be directed.

France was a fairer mark to shoot at than Ireland.

8. Any object used as a guide, or to which the mind may be directed. The dome of the State house in Boston is a good mark for seamen.
9. Any thing visible by which knowledge of something may be obtained indication as the marks of age in a horse. Civility is a mark of politeness or respect. Levity is a mark of weakness.
10. A character made by a person who cannot write his name, and intended as a substitute for it.
11. A weight of certain commodities, but particularly of gold and silver, used in several states of Europe in Great Britain, a money of account, equal to thirteen shillings and four pence. In some countries, it is a coin.
12. A license of reprisals. See Marque.


1. To draw or make a visible line or character with any substance as, to mark with chalk or with compasses.
2. To stamp to impress to make a visible impression, figure or indenture as, to mark a sheep with a brand.
3. To make an incision to lop off a part to make any sign of distinction as, to mark sheep or cattle by cuts in their ears.
4. To form a name or the initials of a name for distinction as, to mark cloth to mark a handkerchief.
5. To notice to take particular observation of.

Mark them who cause divisions and offenses. Romans 16

Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace. Psalms 37

6. To heed to regard.

To mark out, to notify, as by a mark to point out to designate. The ringleaders were marked out for seizure and punishment.

M`ARK, To note to observe critically to take particular notice to remark.

Mark, I pray you,and see how this man seeketh mischief. 50Kings 20.

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