Definition of “marking” - English Dictionary

“marking” in British English

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markingnoun

uk /ˈmɑː.kɪŋ/ us /ˈmɑːr.kɪŋ/

marking noun (PATTERN)

[ C usually plural ] a pattern on the body of an animal:

There are a couple of fish with blue markings, and a few more with gold stripes down the side.

[ C usually plural ] a mark that makes it possible to recognize something:

The army said the relief flight would be too dangerous as none of its helicopters had Red Cross markings.

marking noun (CORRECTING)

[ U ] UK the activity of checking, correcting, and giving a mark to students' written work:

I couldn't go out with the others because I had a pile of marking to do.

marking noun (IN SPORTS)

[ U ] the action of staying close to an opposing player in order to stop them from playing the ball:

Effective marking is often the key to a team's success.

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

“marking” in American English

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markingnoun [ C ]

us /ˈmɑr·kiŋ/

noticeable spots or areas on a surface:

One of the fishes had blue and white markings.

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