A small area on a surface having a different colour from its surroundings, typically one caused by damage or dirt
(Until the introduction of the euro in 2002) the basic monetary unit of Germany, equal to 100 pfennig; a Deutschmark
An Apostle, companion of St Peter and St Paul, traditional author of the second Gospel. Feast day, 25 April
Short for Deutschmark.
A symbol applied to products to indicate that they conform with relevant EU directives regarding health and safety or environmental protection.
Mark (an examination paper or piece of academic work) again
Having importance or distinction
An unimportant, unsuccessful, or worthless person
The minimum mark needed to pass an examination
A long black mark left on a road surface by the tyres of a skidding vehicle
A person who is easy prey; a weakling or a sucker
A service stripe worn on the left sleeve of an enlisted person’s uniform to indicate three years of service in the army or four years in the navy
Informal term for macron.
(Of troops) march on the spot without moving forward
Used to emphasize a statement
A mark on a coin indicating the mint at which it was struck
(Circa 83-30 bc), Roman general and triumvir; Latin name Marcus Antonius. A supporter of Julius Caesar, he was appointed one of the triumvirate after Caesar’s murder. Following the battle of Philippi he took charge of the Eastern Empire, where he established his association with Cleopatra. Quarrels with Octavian led finally to his defeat at the battle of Actium and to his suicide
A note or record of a person’s misdemeanour or discreditable action
North American term for beauty spot222.
A symbol on the forehead denoting membership of a particular Hindu caste
North American term for tick1noun1noun1noun.
(1903–70), American painter, born in Latvia; born Marcus Rothkovich. A leading figure in colour-field painting, he painted hazy and apparently floating rectangles of colour
An odorous substance containing a pheromone that is deposited by a mammal from a scent gland or in the urine or faeces, typically on prominent objects in an area
A notation on a book showing its place in a library
Informal term for breve222.
A visible mark or characteristic that can be used in identifying a bird or other animal in the field
An official mark made by the manufacturer on items made from pewter
(B.1950), American swimmer; full name Mark Andrew Spitz. He won seven gold medals in the 1972 Olympic Games at Munich and set twenty-seven world records for free style and butterfly (1967–72)
A mark in the form of a thin line made in banknote paper with highly coloured silk fibres to prevent photographic counterfeiting
(1835–1910), American novelist and humorist; pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens. His best-known novels, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1885), give a vivid evocation of Mississippi frontier life
Something which is particularly typical of or suitable for someone
(In the UK) an award granted to institutions for exceptional public service under the terms of the Citizen’s Charter
A punctuation mark (?) indicating a question
A sign (§) used as a reference mark or to indicate a section of a book
A legally registered name or designation used in the manner of a trademark to distinguish an organization’s services from those of its competitors
A dot or stroke above or below a note indicating that it is to be played staccato
(1947-), US journalist and writer. His works of fiction include Winter’s Tale (1983), A Soldier of the Great War (1991), and Memoir from Antproof Case (1995)
(1802–87), US philosopher and educator. He taught moral philosophy 1830–87 at Williams College and was that institution’s president 1836–72. He also served as president of the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions 1857–87
(1963-), US baseball player; full name Mark David McGwire. A first baseman, he played for the Oakland Athletics 1986–1997 and the St. Louis Cardinals 1997–2001. In 1998, he broke Roger Maris’s record of 61 home runs in a season by hitting 70, an accomplishment later tainted by allegations of steroid use
A distinctive device carved on stone by the mason who dressed it
A symbol (usually ¶) used in printed text to mark a new paragraph or as a reference mark
A logo serving as a printer’s trademark
Each of a set of punctuation marks, single (‘ ’) or double (“ ”), used either to mark the beginning and end of a title or quoted passage, or to indicate that a word or phrase is regarded as slang or jargon or is being discussed rather than used within the sentence
A trademark or service mark that identifies members of a union, cooperative, or other collective organization
A word or phrase on a musical score which indicates the expression required of a performer
A soft red birthmark
Be successful in an attempt or accurate in a guess
A long way from an intended target
A mark, such as a full stop, comma, or question mark, used in writing to separate sentences and their elements and to clarify meaning