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English definition of “mark”

mark

noun
 
 
/mɑːk/
AREA [C] B2 an area of dirt, damage, etc that is left on something: You've got a black mark on your nose. He's left dirty marks all over the carpet.Dirt and untidiness
SCORE [C] A2 mainly UK 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.Marks and results
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.Measurements in generalQuality and standard
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.Showing and demonstratingProving and disproving
→ See also punctuation mark, quotation marks, leave/make your mark, On your marks. Get set. Go!, be wide of the mark
(Definition of mark noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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