• WordNet 3.6
    • n marker some conspicuous object used to distinguish or mark something "the buoys were markers for the channel"
    • n marker a writing implement for making a mark
    • n marker a distinguishing symbol "the owner's mark was on all the sheep"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: There was a post office on the Russian space station Mir. Visiting cosmonauts would use unique postal "markers" to stamp envelopes and other items as having flown aboard the Mir space station
    • n Marker (Mil) One who or that which marks.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n marker One who or that which marks. Specifically— One who marks the score at games.
    • n marker A counter used in card-playing.
    • n marker One who marks or notices; a close observer; hence, rarely, a marksman.
    • n marker In agriculture, some implement used for tracing lines on the ground, as the position to be occupied by a row of plants or hills, or the like. It may be, for instance, a marking-plow, a form of three-tined harrow, or a removable attachment to a planter or plow.
    • n marker In a sewing-machine, an attachment for making upon the cloth, as it passes the needle, a slight crease that may serve as a guide for folding a tuck, or for another line of stitching; a tuck-creaser.
    • n marker A pen or stylus used for marking or recording.
    • n marker Specifically, a counter (an oblong piece of bone) used in faro. One marker is placed on a player's bet, and another on a card so far removed from it that he cannot take in both bets by any of the usual ways of placing bets on the lay-out. From the fact that the marker is not a chip, and has no value except to point out the superior value elsewhere, arose the colloquial expression: “he is not a marker to so-and-so.”
    • n marker At poker, any object placed upon the table to show that a player who has no chips is still in the pool: sometimes used in table-stakes to indicate that the player is supposed to have as much money in front of him as any other person at the table.
    • n marker In railroading, a flag, lamp, or other signal placed upon an engine or train, or upon an electric car, to indicate its character, destination, etc. The green flag at the end of a train is a marker, as is also a red tail-light, or an extra light upon a locomotive.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Marker one who marks the score at games, as at billiards: a counter used at card-playing, &c.: the soldier who forms the pivot round which a body of soldiers wheels
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  • Vita Sackville-West
    Vita Sackville-West
    “It is very necessary to have markers of beauty left in a world seemingly bent on making the most evil ugliness.”


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


In literature:

A destination marker glowed above a nearby metro-entry.
"The Cartels Jungle" by Irving E. Cox, Jr.
Here was her book with a folded piece of paper in it for a marker.
"Anxious Audrey" by Mabel Quiller-Couch
Finally we were halted, markers were thrown out, and we lined up.
"Personal Recollections of the War of 1861" by Charles Augustus Fuller
In the field make the rows with a common corn-marker, three feet apart each way, and set out a plant where the rows cross.
"Asparagus, its culture for home use and for market:" by F. M. Hexamer
They must have used the ore pits as a landing marker, he thought.
"Feline Red" by Robert Sampson
Is there a code marker to identify it?
"Second Variety" by Philip Kindred Dick
I thought the old German woman's house was mighty nice; but it wasn't a marker 'longside of this.
"The Princess and Joe Potter" by James Otis
We borrowed tools from our host and set up our marker forthwith for the edification of our 125th Penn.
"Joseph K. F. Mansfield, Brigadier General of the U.S. Army" by John Mead Gould
He was using the rock formation as a marker so he could steer a straight course.
"The Caves of Fear" by John Blaine
I have located the ridge and the mountain we will use as a marker.
"A Yankee Flier in Italy" by Rutherford G. Montgomery

In poetry:

The maker of Bonnets ferociously planned
A novel arrangement of bows:
While the Billiard-marker with quivering hand
Was chalking the tip of his nose.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
The maker of Bonnets ferociously planned
A novel arrangement of bows:
While the Billiard-marker with quivering hand
Was chalking the tip of his nose.
"Fit The Fourth - The Hunting" by Lewis Carroll
There was never a horse-race but Fred he was there;
He went to each meet, meeting, marker and fair;
In a few words, his candle he burnt to the socket,
Till he found one fine day not a rap in His pocket.
"Bedfordshire Ballad - III" by E W Bowling

In news:

Still from Chris Marker's film La jetée .
Chris Marker's 'La Jetée ' Only Starring 2 Live Crew's Luther Campbell.
OK, we couldn't just let it slip that someone has reimagined the late Chris Marker's science fiction classic "La Jetée " as a rump-rocking Miami bass apocalypse starring 2 Live Crew rapper Luther Campbell and not give you a taste.
A tribute to director Chris Marker featuring multiple screenings: Sans Soleil, A Grin Without a Cat, To Chris Marker, An Unsent Letter, and Marker Mix.
When users attempt to pierce the CO2 cartridge by closing the lever to the cartridge chamber, the cartridge can fly out of the marker, injuring the consumer.
Permanent marker comes off easily with nail polish remover.
The markers used in paintball play were originally used by ranchers to tag livestock and by loggers to mark trees, Robinson said.
Give groups of students a marker and an orange or grapefruit, representing the Earth.
During the following program, look for NOVA's Web markers which lead you to more information at our Website.
Thirty to 40 bales of hay fell onto the highway around mile marker 55.
Press File Photo In the Garden of the Ten Commandments in Rosedale Cemetery in Ottawa County, Judy Avery cleans the fresh-cut grass from the grave marker at the burial site of her sister, Mary Jane Paulson.
The Coast Guard has temporarily restricted vessel traffic to one-way on the Lower Mississippi River from mile markers 167-177 due to a towboat grounding.
Park officials said they will take advantage of the drawdown to replenish beach sand and make repairs to the beach markers.
First up, a Duane Allman instrumental he wrote after seeing a grave marker in Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon.
Police in Pike County are searching for a man they say vandalized the grave marker of an unknown soldier .

In science:

Lagrange markers, µ, leads to the additional to the energy, the fluid momentum and mass integrals of motion.
Canonical description of ideal magnetohydrodynamics and integrals of motion
These additional integrals are expressed in terms of the Lagrange description of the motion, i.e., in terms of the Lagrange markers, etc.
Canonical description of ideal magnetohydrodynamics and integrals of motion
Write Z (n) = (mn , ηn ) and call the first component mn the marker.
Anchored expansion, percolation and speed
Our first goal is to prove Theorem 3.1. A key fact is that the motion of the marker is recurrent in the following sense.
Anchored expansion, percolation and speed
Consider a cluster H with at least one vertex whose marker is at o.
Anchored expansion, percolation and speed