AREA [C] › an area of dirt, damage, etc that is left on something: You've got a black mark on your nose. He's left dirtymarks all over the carpet. SCORE [C] › a number or letter that is written on a piece of work, saying how good the work is: She always gets good marks in English. LEVEL [no plural] › a particular level, degree, distance, etc: They've just passed the 5000m mark. Interest rates are somewhere around the seven percent mark.
a mark of sth › a sign or proof that something exists: a mark of genius There was a minute's silence everywhere as a mark of respect. → See also punctuation mark → See also quotation marks