Meaning of “marker” in the English Dictionary

"marker" in English

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markernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈmɑː.kər/ us /ˈmɑːr.kɚ/

marker noun [ C ] (SYMBOL)

a sign that shows where something is:

I've put in some markers where I planted the seeds.
She reached the 500-metre marker in record time.

(Definition of “marker” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"marker" in American English

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markernoun [ C ]

us /ˈmɑr·kər/

a symbol or object that gives information:

When the boats reached the halfway marker, the wind started to pick up.

A marker is also a type of pen that makes a thick line:

She used a yellow, felt-tip marker to highlight certain words.

(Definition of “marker” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"marker" in Business English

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uk /ˈmɑːkər/ us

[ C ] a sign that shows what something is like or proves that something exists:

a marker of sth The company sees its invitation to join the business forum as a marker of success.

[ C, usually singular ] something that is used as a comparison to judge or decide things, especially to set a standard for the future:

a marker for sth This new-style cookbook was effectively the marker for all the books that followed.

[ C ] also marker pen a thick pen for writing or drawing:

a black/permanent/washable marker
put/lay/set down a/your marker (for sth)

to show clearly what your opinion or position about something is, and how you plan to act in the future:

By entering into this partnership, the company has put down a clear marker for the future.
Now is the time for a clear marker to be laid down about levels of executive pay.

(Definition of “marker” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)