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M'ARK, noun [Latin mercor, the primary sense of which is to go, to pass; Gr. to pass; Eng. fair, and fare.]

1. A visible line made by drawing one substance on another; as a mark made by chalk or charcoal, or a pen.

2. A line, groove or depression made by stamping or cutting; an incision; a channel or impression; as the mark of a chisel, of a stamp, of a rod or whip; the mark of the finger or foot.

3. Any note or sign of distinction.

The Lord set a mark upon Cain. Genesis 4:15.

4. Any visible effect of force or agency.

There are scarce any marks left of a subterraneous fire.

5. Any apparent or intelligible effect; proof, evidence.

The confusion of tongues was a mark of separation.

6. Notice taken.

The laws

Stand like the forfeits in a barber's shop,

As much for mock as mark

7. Any thing to which a missile weapon may be directed.

France was a fairer mark to shoot at than Ireland.

8. Any object used as a guide, or to which the mind may be directed. The dome of the State house in Boston is a good mark for seamen.

9. Any thing visible by which knowledge of something may be obtained; indication; as the marks of age in a horse. Civility is a mark of politeness or respect. Levity is a mark of weakness.

10. A character made by a person who cannot write his name, and intended as a substitute for it.

11. A weight of certain commodities, but particularly of gold and silver, used in several states of Europe; in Great Britain, a money of account, equal to thirteen shillings and four pence. In some countries, it is a coin.

12. A license of reprisals. [See Marque.]

M'ARK, verb transitive

1. To draw or make a visible line or character with any substance; as, to mark with chalk or with compasses.

2. To stamp; to impress; to make a visible impression, figure or indenture; as, to mark a sheep with a brand.

3. To make an incision; to lop off a part; to make any sign of distinction; as, to mark sheep or cattle by cuts in their ears.

4. To form a name or the initials of a name for distinction; as, to mark cloth; to mark a handkerchief.

5. To notice; to take particular observation of.

Mark them who cause divisions and offenses. Romans 16:17.

Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace. Psalms 37:37.

6. To heed; to regard.

To mark out, to notify, as by a mark; to point out; to designate. The ringleaders were marked out for seizure and punishment.

M'ARK, verb intransitive To note; to observe critically; to take particular notice; to remark.

Mark, I pray you, and see how this man seeketh mischief. l Kings 20.