Definition of marker in English:


Syllabification: mark·er
Pronunciation: /ˈmärkər


  • 1An object used to indicate a position, place, or route: they erected a granite marker at the crash site [as modifier]: marker posts figurative the most portable marker of class privilege, the wearing of natural fibers
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    • The section start and end positions were indicated with marker posts on the side of the road plus a steel rod was driven into the pavement on the centre line.
    • He put it to the defendant that the granite post was a marker for disputed property and the defendant had removed it in a bid to claim the property.
    • Some of the coloured route markers are over-ruled by diversion signs.
  • 1.1A thing serving as a standard of comparison or as an indication of what may be expected: such studies may provide a unique marker in the quest to understand the brain
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    • The courts have laid down a marker before the executive branch - they have staked out their procedural position.
    • It might have ended in defeat but York City Knights laid down a marker for themselves yesterday with a performance full of pride, effort and ability.
    • In Division Two, Old Crescent laid down a marker with a comprehensive victory over Midleton at Rosbrien on Saturday.
  • 1.2A radio beacon used to guide the pilot of an aircraft.
  • 1.3North American informal A promissory note; an IOU: Phyllis owed a marker in the neighborhood of $100,000
  • 2A felt-tip pen with a broad tip.
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    • On last day of school you attempted to get me disqualified from my business exam by using a marker pen and writing on me
    • The dossier was sent to newspapers, in one case with the 45-minute claim highlighted with a marker pen.
    • A couple of minutes ago I picked up the marker pen sitting at the side of the mouse and start doodling on a business card that sits atop the keyboard - a legacy from yet another idea that seemed brilliant only days ago.
  • 3(Chiefly in soccer) a player who is assigned to mark a particular opponent.
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    • On one occasion he picked up the ball, spun his marker, played a quick one-two, dashed clear… and put the ball wide.
    • Yes, I really enjoyed the game, it was a great ball across the face of the box by Scott Murray and I just managed to get in front of my marker to slide the ball past Richard Wright.
    • Vryzas muscles his marker off the ball after Russia fail to clear from a corner, and knocks the ball in from six yards.
  • 4British A person who records the score in a game, especially in snooker or billiards.
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    • He strode in, startling the billiard marker, Thomas Budd, who was about to close the side door.
    • The marker was Burley-in-Wharfedale's English Billiards champion Steve Crosland.

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