Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

mark down

 - definition
Close

What are red words?

90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.

Close

Thesaurus

The thesaurus of synonyms and related words is fully integrated into the dictionary entries. Click on the T button in an entry to review the synonyms and related words for that meaning.

more
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
Close
present tense
I/you/we/theymark down
he/she/itmarks down
present participlemarking down
past tensemarked down
past participlemarked down

Related dictionary definitions

  1. 1
    to write something in order to have a record of it

    Use this column to mark down how much each item costs.

  2. 2
    to reduce the price of something

    All shoes are marked down 20 percent for this week only.

  3. 3

    mark down

    or

    mark off

    to give a student a lower grade for their work for a particular reason
    mark someone down for something:

    They'll mark you down for poor spelling.

  4. 4
    mainly British to intend or plan that a particular thing should happen to someone or something
    mark someone/something down for something:

    The museum has been marked down for closure.

See also main entry: mark

emoji

a small digital image … which is used in electronic communication to express emotion or other simple concepts

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

major on (doing) sth

to have or do a lot of something; to focus on a particular thing

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog