Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “mark”

mark

verb
 
 
/mɑːk/
HAPPEN [T] If an event marks the beginning, end, etc of something, it causes it, or happens at the same time as it: His death marks the end of an era in television.Signs, signals and symbolsSpecific signs and symbols
CELEBRATE [T] If you mark an occasion, you do something to celebrate it: They've declared Tuesday a national holiday to mark the 10th anniversary of Independence.Showing respect and admirationRemembering, reminding and reminders
SHOW A PLACE [T] B2 to show where something is by drawing or putting something somewhere: I've marked my street on the map for you.Showing and demonstrating
GIVE RESULTS [I, T] B2 to check a piece of work or an exam, showing mistakes and giving a letter or number to say how good it is: to mark essays Marks and results
DIRTY [T] to leave an area of dirt on somethingMaking things dirty and untidy
(Definition of mark verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “mark” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

monster

any imaginary frightening creature, especially one that is large and strange

Word of the Day

What’s that lovely smell?

by Kate Woodford,
October 29, 2014
As adult humans, we can distinguish about 10,000 different smells. It’s no wonder, then, that we have so many words and expressions to describe them. This week we’re taking a look at those smell words – words that describe good smells and words that describe bad smells. Most smell words are either

Read More 

high-frequency trading noun

October 27, 2014
a type of stock market trading that uses very complex technology to trade extremely quickly, often making tiny profits which nevertheless add up to substantial sums Lewis’s book, Flash Boys, is driving a huge amount of attention toward the topic of high frequency trading, and it has rekindled some of

Read More