• Setting a Marking-Gage
    Setting a Marking-Gage
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj marked singled out for notice or especially for a dire fate "a marked man"
    • adj marked strongly marked; easily noticeable "walked with a marked limp","a pronounced flavor of cinnamon"
    • adj marked having or as if having an identifying mark or a mark as specified; often used in combination "played with marked cards","a scar-marked face","well-marked roads"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Using the Marking-Gage Using the Marking-Gage
Marking by Superposition Marking by Superposition
Stone-masons' marks, Cologne Cathedral Stone-masons' marks, Cologne Cathedral
Careful excavation was required to identify the fill of long-obliterated ditches once draining fields and marking property boundaries Careful excavation was required to identify the fill of long-obliterated ditches once draining fields and marking...
Note the makers’ marks or seals on the wineglass fragments. Only a few English wineglasses bearing 17th-century makers’ seals have been found in America Note the makers’ marks or seals on the wineglass fragments. Only a few English wineglasses bearing 17th-century...
Marks-man-ship Marks-man-ship
How did these two marks get on my arm How did these two marks get on my arm
The larva of the pen-marked sphinx-moth The larva of the pen-marked sphinx-moth

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The word, tattoo originated from the Tahitain word "tattau" which means "to mark."
    • a Marked märkt Designated or distinguished by, or as by, a mark; hence; noticeable; conspicuous; as, a marked card; a marked coin; a marked instance.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Mark Twain was the first to have written a novel [Tom Sawyer] on a typewriter.
    • marked Distinguishable, as if by means of a mark; plainly manifest; noticeable; outstanding; prominent.
    • marked Subject to observation or notice; having notoriety, good or bad: as, his public spirit, or his suspicious conduct, makes him a marked man.
    • marked In music, with emphasis; marcato.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Rubbing cocoa butter on your abdomen during pregnancy will prevent stretch marks.
    • adj Marked distinguished: prominent: notorious
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  • John McEnroe
    John McEnroe
    “I think it's the mark of a great player to be confident in tough situations.”
  • Charles Churchill
    Charles Churchill
    “Prudent dullness marked him for a mayor.”
  • Robert Buzzell
    Robert Buzzell
    “The mark of a true MBA is that he is often wrong but seldom in doubt.”
  • Francois De La Rochefoucauld
    “The sure mark of one born with noble qualities is being born without envy.”
  • Bible
    “All things are possible to him who believes. [Mark 9:23]”
  • Bible
    “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. [Mark 9:23]”


Hit the mark - If someone hits the mark, they are right about something.
Mark my words - Mark my words is an expression used to lend an air of seriousness to what the speaker is about to say when talking about the future. You often hear drunks say it before they deliver some particularly spurious nonsense.
Mark someone's card - If you mark someone's card, you correct them in a forceful and prompt manner when they say something wrong.
Marked man - A marked man is a person who is being targeted by people who want to do them harm or cause them trouble.
Off the mark - If something is off the mark, it is inaccurate or incorrect.
Quick off the mark - If someone is quick off the mark, they are very quick to use, start or do something new.
Slow off the mark - If people are slow off the mark, they are slow to respond or act in a situation.
Wide of the mark - If something is wide of the mark, it is inaccurate or incorrect.
X marks the spot - This is used to say where something is located or hidden.


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


In literature:

Shillings, marks, francs, are various standards; they all come to substantially the same result.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
In winter these Pine Barrens retain much of their verdure, and constitute one of the marked features of the country.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Go to Mr Mark Frayne.
"The Queen's Scarlet" by George Manville Fenn
How could any girl who knew my darling old Mark as you did help loving him?
"The Bag of Diamonds" by George Manville Fenn
As for himself, though he was not a "marked man," his hand trembled at the scenes he had witnessed.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
A mark for all the reds in the country!
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
A very marked feature from now on is the closer organization of groups into what is called team play.
"Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium" by Jessie H. Bancroft
There was something furtive in the scrutiny of the young man, but Joel did not mark it.
"All the Brothers Were Valiant" by Ben Ames Williams
The Press-mark is N.351.
"A Bibliography of the writings in Prose and Verse of George Henry Borrow" by Thomas J. Wise
But Wilhelm de Pannemaker lived and worked in the time of marks, so his tapestries bear his sign in addition to the Brussels mark.
"The Tapestry Book" by Helen Churchill Candee

In poetry:

I saw the worthless and the vile,
By Pleasure's light surrounded,
And wond'ringly I mark'd the while,
Their joy and bliss unbounded.
"Stanzas." by Eliza Acton
What matter? if the waymarks sure
On every side are round us set,
Soon overleaped, but not obscure?
'Tis ours to mark them or forget.
"The Epiphany" by John Keble
And then an open field they cross'd,
The marks were still the same;
They track'd them on, nor ever lost,
And to the Bridge they came.
"Lucy Gray [or Solitude]" by William Wordsworth
Prince, vanished is the rail of brass,
So mark me well and my refrain--
Tobacco next! you silly ass,
Don't make the same mistake again.
"Tobacco Next" by Richard Le Gallienne
"And why, Will Scarlet, not come to me?
Why not to Robin, Will?
For I remember thy love and thy glee,
And the scar that marks thee still;
"Robin Hood's Flight" by James Henry Leigh Hunt
I see them sitting all alone,
Marking the steps, each word and look;
And now they tread where I have gone,
The painful path that I forsook.
"At Liberty I Sit And See" by Anonymous Americas

In news:

BROOKLYN – NASCAR star Carl Edwards wondered aloud Friday afternoon if someday his children will be racing against the ageless Mark Martin.
Mark Ager , Stage Technologies.
Mark Ager of Stage Technologies.
A Q&A with Mark Ager of Stage Technologies, who is featured on two panels at LDI2009.
Times political reporter Mark Z Barabak joins James Rainey for a chat about the upcoming vice presidential debate.
EVEN before developers submitted plans for the lot on Route 1 and Spencer Plain Road, Mark Reeves smelled a Wal-Mart.
Last week marked the first day of construction for the state's largest wind project to date--the 69 megawatt Kawailoa Wind project.
Mark your calendars for the upcoming Team Green Ride day at Pala Raceway in Pala, Calif, on Monday, December 19, 2011.
As Aired On July 3, 2012 Recipe Courtesy Of Mark Hansen from Mark's Black Pot,
Mark Moran / The Citizens' Voice Penguins forward Riley Holzapfel gets a shot off on Portland goalie Mark Visentin while under pressure from Pirates defenseman Michael Stone during a game at the arena.
Mark measured the tailgate extrusion and marked the center, he then did the same with the tailgate.
Mark Twain 's first article in Harper's was misattributed to Mark Swain.
MARK TWAIN LAKE – The US Army Corps of Engineers manages a waterfowl refuge on the Middle Fork and Elk Fork branches on Mark Twain Lake during the waterfowl season.
One of these measures is the OSHA floor marking standards that aim to promote safety in the workplace by setting up proper safety markings throughout the facility.
On today's show, co-hosts Larry Warren and Beth Fratkin first talk to Bob Hurst, general editor of the Autobiography of Mark Twain and Director of the Mark Twain Project.

In science:

Let ξ0 be a fixed mark and Ξ0 be a fixed Borel set of marks.
Processes on Unimodular Random Networks
If the mark of the root is a.s. ξ0 , then the mark of every vertex is a.s. ξ0 .
Processes on Unimodular Random Networks
If every edge incident to the root a.s. has its edge mark at the root in Ξ0 , then al l edge marks a.s. belong to Ξ0 .
Processes on Unimodular Random Networks
The second case is a consequence of the first, where we put the mark ξ0 at a vertex when all the edge marks at that vertex lie in Ξ0 .
Processes on Unimodular Random Networks
Suppose that the mark space is (0, ∞), that marks ψ (•, •) on edges are the same at both endpoints, that the environment is pG (x, y ) := ψ (x, y )/νG(x), where νG (x) := Py∼x ψ (x, y ), and that R νG (o) dµ(G, o) = 1, so that the associated random walk distribution bµ is a probability measure.
Processes on Unimodular Random Networks