mark down

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v mark down reduce the price of
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The San Blas Indian women of Panama consider giant noses a mark of great beauty. They paint black lines down the center of their noses to make them appear longer.
    • Mark down set down in writing, put a note of
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. mearc, a boundary; Ger. mark, Goth. marka.

Usage

In literature:

I wish to put down a credit mark for my conscience.
"In the Days of Poor Richard" by Irving Bacheller
Some other marks are set down in the foregoing chapter.
"A Continuation of a Voyage to New Holland" by William Dampier
And the man himself was one of those who are marked up and down the Pullman trails.
"How To Write Special Feature Articles" by Willard Grosvenor Bleyer
Up and down I'd go under the trees in the lonely woods, and mark the signs of nature and rest my mind from the business of the house.
"The Torch and Other Tales" by Eden Phillpotts
Then Mark Telford stepped down, still uncovered, and came to them.
"An Unpardonable Liar" by Gilbert Parker
His cheeks were still fat, but they hung down toward the jaw, and his eyes were marked with crowsfeet.
"The Lighted Way" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Do you think a fellow seventeen years old is going to be put up or put down by marks?
"Outward Bound" by Oliver Optic
Pause on the way to look at evening wraps marked down from five guineas to 98/11.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, January 14, 1920" by Various
Grades of society were strongly marked among the Persians; and the etiquette of the Court travelled down to the lowest ranks of the people.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 5. (of 7): Persia" by George Rawlinson
I marked it down upon my blank, and wrote out the description of his person.
"In Indian Mexico (1908)" by Frederick Starr
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In poetry:

Far down the depth of thousand years,
And marks the revel shine;
Her dusky face is lit with sober light,
Sibylline, yet benign.
""Formerly A Slave"" by Herman Melville
And see you marks that show and fade,
Like shadows on the Downs?
O they are the lines the Flint Men made,
To guard their wondrous towns.
"Puck's Song" by Rudyard Kipling
MOPSUS
Nay, then, I will essay what late I carved
On a green beech-tree's rind, playing by turns,
And marking down the notes; then afterward
Bid you Amyntas match them if he can.
"Eclogue 5: Menalcas Mopsus" by Publius Vergilius Maro
She sat in her place by the head of the table,
The words of his ditty she mark'd them right well:
To sit any longer this bride was not able,
So down at the bridegroom's feet she fell.
"The Nobleman's Wedding" by William Allingham
When the soft western-breeze in moans goes down,
And sighs, and dies away. 'T is sweet to mark
Its tone, and listen in some musing mood
To it strange cadence. Be your music such,
And let it die at sundown if you please.
"To A Young Friend Learning To Play The Flute" by John Gardiner Calkins Brainard
That I would, quoth the Father, and thank you to boot,
But our actions, you know, with our must suit;
The feast I proposed to you I cannot taste,
For this night, by our Order, is marked for a fast.
Derry down, down, hey derry down.
"The Thief And Cordelier. A Ballad" by Matthew Prior

In news:

' Black Hawk Down' author Mark Bowden in town to promote new book on the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Healthy rainfall in August helped crops, but the fall harvest is markedly down, Cape Vincent dairy farmer Lyle Wood told The Watertown Daily Times.
Republican Prosecutor candidate Mark Massa has called on Marion County Prosecutor Carl Brizzi, also a Republican, to step down in the wake of a five-month-long IBJ investigation.
"I told the kids before we moved down the field that we were going for two," China Spring coach Mark Bell said.
Tim Farrell/The Star-Ledger Mark Sanchez going the way of the Jets season, down.
"Game Change" authors Mark Halperin and John Heileman are working on a book about the 2012 presidential campaign, "Double Down.
IPhone 5, marked down to $127.
Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's 'Double Down' will cover the Romney-Obama campaign.
Apex 32 Inch LCD TV $147.00 (except AK/HI) marked down from $249.99.
A classy meat-free entrée to mark a special holiday or family event can be difficult to pin down.
The holiday season is marked by an onslaught from the publishing world, a rush of food books that begins in August and refuses to slow down until every family in America has gifted (and perhaps regifted) at least a dozen.
However, for Dolphins fans this is one of those rare games you mark down as a victory.
Michael Woods Calvin Jones, Greenland running back, is brought down Friday by Prescott defender Mark Johnson in the first half of the state playoff game in Greenland.
Public works director Mark Lago, Fire Chief Devon Wells and OSP trooper Mark Jubitz examine the truck that slid down an embankment from I-84 Friday afternoon.
Portland's Top Shelf has dramatically marked down 90 books to $3 in one of those web sales that doesn't come along too often.
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In science:

The most fundamental part of the Gromov-Witten theory of P1 is its stationary sector, obtained by pinning down the images of the marked points by requiring f (pi ) = qi , where qi ∈ P1 are arbitrary distinct points.
The uses of random partitions
The up spins are marked in black, and the down spins are unmarked.
Domain Growth in Random Magnets
This way, the shapes of the pulses sent down and up are identical and can be analyzed in the same way to determine the time mark.
The ICECUBE prototype string in AMANDA
We take the causal set (V ,
Order-invariant measures on causal sets
Numerical simulation agree qualitatively The high(low) density state is stable up (down) to the points marked with X (♦) and is unstable at points marked with (cid:13)(+).
Phase transitions on heterogeneous random graphs: some case studies
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