proper noun (book of the Bible, Gospel of Mark)
Etymology: praenomen Marcus, derived from Mars, the Roman god of war, originally Mavors, from
- (given name, male). Jocular diminutive: Marky.
- (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.
- (biblical) The Gospel of St. Mark, a book of the New Testament of the Bible. Traditionally the second of the four gospels.
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- (archaic) A border or frontier.
- (context, Historic) A common, or area of common land, especially among early Germanic peoples.
- A stone or post used to indicate position and guide travellers.
- 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.
- A marker indicating the finishing-point of a race; any goal or objective.
- A characteristic feature.
- A good sense of manners is the of a true gentleman.
- A written character or sign.
- A stamp or other indication of provenance, quality etc.
- (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
- An indication or sign used for reference or measurement.
- A score for finding the correct answer, or other academic achievement; the sum of such point gained as out of a possible total.
- A score for a sporting achievement.
- A visible impression or sign; a blemish, scratch, or stain, whether accidental or intentional.
- (sports) The line indicating an athlete's starting-point.
- (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.
- The intended victim of swindle, fixed game or con game.
- To indicate in some way for later reference.
- To take note of.
- To blemish, scratch, or stain.
- To indicate the correctness of and give a score to an essay, exam answers, etc.
- (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.
- (soccer) To follow a player not in possession of the ball when defending, to prevent them receiving a pass easily.
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