Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having one or more distinguishing marks.
  • adjective Clearly defined and evident; noticeable: synonym: noticeable.
  • adjective Singled out, especially for a dire fate.
  • adjective Of or relating to that member of a pair of words or forms that explicitly denotes a particular subset of the meanings denoted by the other member of the pair. For example, of the two words lion and lioness, lion is unmarked for gender (it can denote either a male or female) whereas lioness is marked, since it denotes only females.
  • adjective Explicitly characterized by or having a particular linguistic feature. For example, girls is marked for plural in English, whereas sheep is not.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Distinguishable, as if by means of a mark; plainly manifest; noticeable; outstanding; prominent.
  • Subject to observation or notice; having notoriety, good or bad: as, his public spirit, or his suspicious conduct, makes him a marked man.
  • In music, with emphasis; marcato.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Designated or distinguished by, or as by, a mark; hence; noticeable; conspicuous
  • adjective a man who is noted by a community, or by a part of it, as, for excellence or depravity; -- usually with an unfavorable suggestion.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of mark.
  • adjective Having a visible or identifying mark.
  • adjective Clearly evident; noticeable; conspicuous.
  • adjective linguistics Of a word, form, or phoneme: distinguished by a positive feature.
  • adjective singled out; suspicious; treated with hostility; the object of vengeance.

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

  • adjective strongly marked; easily noticeable
  • adjective singled out for notice or especially for a dire fate
  • adjective having or as if having an identifying mark or a mark as specified; often used in combination

Etymologies

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See mark (verb)

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From mark (noun) +‎ -ed

Examples

  • The tape, too, was fixed with a label marked with initials and a date matching the ones on the box.

    The Hanging Tree

  • After nearly two years of writing this blog and almost 200 posts Christopher Hitchens' has been referred to only five times click on the label marked 'The Hitch' for the evidence.

    Chris vs. Pete

  • The title marked distrust for the tycoons and the new freedom that spawned them, as liberty blurred into anarchy, crime soared and many Russians sought security in the icy paternalism of President Vladimir Putin.

    Ex-Billionaire's Nightmare: Yukos Bankruptcy Suit Set

  • Lady Demolines — as his wife had told him, because her title marked her.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • The name marked with a heavy black felt-tip pen was that of the noted popular historian William Franklin.

    The Dick Cheney Code

  • The name marked with a heavy black felt-tip pen was that of the noted popular historian William Franklin.

    The Dick Cheney Code

  • The name marked with a heavy black felt-tip pen was that of the noted popular historian William Franklin.

    The Dick Cheney Code

  • The name marked with a heavy black felt-tip pen was that of the noted popular historian William Franklin.

    The Dick Cheney Code

  • There was no doubt about Lady Demolines, -- as his wife had told him, because her title marked her.

    The Last Chronicle of Barset

  • It is operating around the clock to keep up with demand and hopes to be exporting 10 million pairs a day by the end of the year, each set complete with a label marked 'Made in USA.'

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

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