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noun [countable] mark pronunciation in American English /mɑrk/
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  1. 1
    an area of an unpleasant substance such as dirt or oil on the surface of something that is different in color from the rest
    There was a greasy mark on his shirt.
    leave a mark (on something): The sauce has left a mark on the cloth.
    Synonyms and related words
    1. a.
      a damaged area on the surface of something
      a burn/scorch/bite/scuff/scratch mark: There were burn marks on her hands.
  2. 2
    a particular level, stage, total, etc. that something reaches
    the halfway mark: Chicago was the halfway mark on our trip across the country.
    reach a mark: Average earnings have not yet reached the $40,000 mark.
  3. 3
    something that shows that a person or thing has a particular quality
    mark of: The mark of a good movie is that it leaves you talking about it.
    a mark of respect: The race was postponed as a mark of respect.
  4. 4
    a printed or written symbol that is not a letter or a number
    The mark above the vowel changes its sound.
    Put a mark by the names of the most interesting candidates.
  5. 6
    the place that you try to hit
    find/hit your mark: His third shot found its mark.
    miss your mark: The bullet missed its mark, embedding itself in a tree.
  6. 7
    an official sign on something that shows who made it, who it belongs to, or that it is of a particular standard or quality
    carry a mark (=have a mark on it): We suggest you only buy toys that carry the mark of the Safety Council.


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