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     n 1: a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a
          student's performance); "she made good marks in
          algebra"; "grade A milk"; "what was your score on your
          homework?" [syn: grade, score]
     2: a distinguishing symbol; "the owner's mark was on all the
        sheep" [syn: marker, marking]
     3: a reference point to shoot at; "his arrow hit the mark"
        [syn: target]
     4: a visible indication made on a surface; "some previous
        reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks"
     5: the impression created by doing something unusual or
        extraordinary that people notice and remember; "it was in
        London that he made his mark"; "he left an indelible mark
        on the American theater"
     6: a symbol of disgrace or infamy; "And the Lord set a mark
        upon Cain"--Genesis [syn: stigma, brand, stain]
     7: the basic unit of money in Germany [syn: Deutsche Mark, Deutschmark]
     8: Apostle and companion of Saint Peter; assumed to be the
        author of the second Gospel [syn: Mark, Saint Mark, {St
     9: a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of [syn:
         chump, fool, gull, patsy, fall guy, sucker, schlemiel,
         shlemiel, soft touch, mug]
     10: a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation); "his
         answer was just a punctuation mark"
     11: a perceptible indication of something not immediately
         apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened);
         "he showed signs of strain"; "they welcomed the signs of
         spring" [syn: sign]
     12: the shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament [syn:
         Mark, Gospel According to Mark]
     13: an indication of damage [syn: scratch, scrape, scar]
     14: marking consisting of crossing lines [syn: crisscross, cross]
     15: something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal; "the
         new advertising campaign was a bell ringer"; "scored a
         bull's eye"; "hit the mark" [syn: bell ringer, {bull's
     v 1: attach a tag or label to; "label these bottles" [syn: tag,
     2:  designate as if by a mark; "This sign marks the border";
        "He indicated where the border ended"
     3: be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in
        a very positive sense; "His modesty distinguishes him form
        his peers" [syn: distinguish, differentiate]
     4: mark by some ceremony or observation; "We marked the
        anniversary of his death" [syn: commemorate]
     5: make or leave a mark on; "mark the trail so that we can find
        our way back"
     6: to accuse or condemn openly or formally: "He denounced the
        government action." [syn: stigmatize, brand, denounce]
     7: notice or perceive; "She noted that someone was following
        her"; "mark my words" [syn: notice, note] [ant: ignore]
     8: mark with a scar; "The skin disease scarred his face
        permanently" [syn: scar, pock, pit]
     9: make small marks into the surface of; "score the clay before
        firing it" [syn: score, nock]
     10: establish as the highest level or best performance: "set a
         record" [syn: set]
     11: make underscoring marks [syn: score]
     12: remove from a list; "Cross the name of the dead person off
         the list" [syn: cross off, cross out, strike out, {strike
     13: put a check mark on or next to; "Please check each name on
         the list" [syn: check, check off, mark off, {tick
     14: assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation;
         "grade tests"; "score the SAT essays"; "mark homework"
         [syn: grade, score]
     15: insert punctuation marks into [syn: punctuate]