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proper noun (book of the Bible, Gospel of Mark)
  1. (given name, male). Jocular diminutive: Marky.
  2. (biblical) w:Mark the Evangelist, Mark the Evangelist, also called John Mark, first patriarch of Alexandria and credited with the authorship of the Gospel of Mark.
  3. (biblical) The Gospel of St. Mark, a book of the New Testament of the Bible. Traditionally the second of the four gospels.
Etymology: praenomen Marcus, derived from Mars, the Roman god of war, originally Mavors, from
  • MÄwort-.



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noun 
  1. (archaic) A border or frontier.
  2. (context, Historic) A common, or area of common land, especially among early Germanic peoples.
  3. A stone or post used to indicate position and guide travellers.
  4. A target for shooting at with a projectile.
    • 1786, To give them an accurate eye and strength of arm, none under twenty-four years of age might shoot at any standing , except it was for a rover, and then he was to change his at every shot; and no person above that age might shoot at any whose distance was less than eleven score yards. " Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 37.
      1. A marker indicating the finishing-point of a race; any goal or objective.
      2. A characteristic feature.
      A good sense of manners is the of a true gentleman.
      1. A written character or sign.
      2. A stamp or other indication of provenance, quality etc.
      3. (obsolete) resemblance, Resemblance, likeness, image.
    • Late C14: Which mankynde is so fair part of thy werk / That thou it madest lyk to thyn owene merk. " Geoffrey Chaucer, "The Franklin's Tale", Canterbury Tales
      1. An indication or sign used for reference or measurement.
      2. A score for finding the correct answer, or other academic achievement; the sum of such point gained as out of a possible total.
      3. A score for a sporting achievement.
      4. A visible impression or sign; a blemish, scratch, or stain, whether accidental or intentional.
      5. (sports) The line indicating an athlete's starting-point.
      6. (aussie-rules) A catch of the ball directly from a kick of 10 metres or more without having been touched in transit, resulting in a free kick.
      7. The intended victim of swindle, fixed game or con game.
verb 
  1. To indicate in some way for later reference.
  2. To take note of.
  3. To blemish, scratch, or stain.
  4. To indicate the correctness of and give a score to an essay, exam answers, etc.
  5. (context, Australian Rules football) To catch the ball directly from a kick of 15 metres or more without having been touched in transit, resulting in a free kick.
  6. (soccer) To follow a player not in possession of the ball when defending, to prevent them receiving a pass easily.

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