Definitions

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

  • noun A making or giving of a mark.
  • noun A mark or marks made.
  • noun A mark or pattern of marks on an organism.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of one who, or that which, marks; the mark or marks made; arrangement or disposition of marks or coloring.
  • noun indelible ink, because used in marking linen.
  • noun (Bot.) the nut of the Semecarpus Anacardium, an East Indian tree. The shell of the nut yields a blackish resinous juice used for marking cotton cloth, and an oil prepared from it is used for rheumatism.

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

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

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

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

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  • 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

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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