Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A making or giving of a mark.
  • n. A mark or marks made.
  • n. The characteristic pattern of coloration of a plant or animal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of mark.
  • n. action of the verb to mark
  • n. a mark
  • n. the characteristic colouration and patterning of an animal

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of one who, or that which, marks; the mark or marks made; arrangement or disposition of marks or coloring.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of impressing a mark upon something.—2. In coinage, the process of edge-rolling, or swaging the edge of the blank to prepare it for reeding.—3. A mark or series of marks upon something; characteristic arrangement of marks, as lines or dots, or of natural coloring: as, the markings on a bird's eggs, or of the petals of a flower; the natural markings of a gem or of ornamental wood.
  • Making a mark; hence, distinguishing; significant; striking.
  • Taking note; discerning; observant.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. evaluation of performance by assigning a grade or score
  • n. a pattern of marks
  • n. a distinguishing symbol
  • n. the act of making a visible mark on a surface

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Examples

  • Announcing the killing at a press conference where he did not take questions, Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, head of the rebels' National Transitional Council, called Younis "one of the heroes of the 17th of February revolution," a name marking the date of early protests against Gadhafi's regime.

    Libyan rebels say military commander killed

  • Announcing the killing at a press conference where he did not take questions, Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, head of the rebels' National Transitional Council, called Younis "one of the heroes of the 17th of February revolution," a name marking the date of early protests against Qaddafi's regime.

    Breaking News: CBS News

  • Abdel-Jalil called Younis "one of the heroes of the 17th of February revolution," a name marking the date of early protests against Gadhafi's regime.

    The Washington Post: National, World & D.C. Area News and Headlines - The Washington Post

  • Abdul Jalil called Younis "one of the heroes of the 17th of February revolution", a name marking the date of early protests against Gaddafi's regime.

    The Guardian World News

  • According to al-Jazeera, Jalil called Younes "one of the heroes of the 17th of February revolution," a name marking the date of early protests against Gadhafi's regime.

    msnbc.com: Top msnbc.com headlines

  • Mr Abdel-Jalil called Mr Younis "one of the heroes of the 17th of February revolution", a name marking the date of early protests against the Gaddafi regime.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • In fact, some 11 different committees this week are meeting to do what they call marking up of the bill, taking a section of the bill and changing it the way they see fit.

    CNN Transcript Jul 11, 2002

  • Pop quiz: What's the one product on store shelves that decreases in price when it has a label marking it as organic?

    Fast Company

  • From now on, all historical and academic debates will take the Obama-incident as a label marking a beginning of a new era.

    AGORAVOX - The Citizen Media

  • Another case where the b element is appropriate is in marking up the lede (or lead) sentence or paragraph.

    Web Teacher › HTML5 working draft on italic and bold

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