mark-n; 8 Senses

Sense Number 1: an evaluation, an estimation of worth, a grade

Commentary: MARK[+state][+evaluation]

Bob always got good marks in school.
This will be a black mark on their record as a scandal-free accounting firm.
Mike got the highest mark on the calculus exam.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a symbol of something, a distinguishing feature

Commentary: MARK[+symbol][+identification]

They put a check mark on each tile that had been inspected.
The scarlet letter was a mark of disgrace.
He gave her a diamond necklace as a mark of his devotion
Good problem solving skills are a mark of intelligence.
The detective spotted the marks of a master all over the jewel heist.
These intersecting hatch marks are the grid for a tic-tac-toe game.
A long finish is the mark of a good wine.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2, 4, 5, 6, 11, 14

Sense Number 3: a target or goal

Commentary: MARK[+role][+reference][+target]

The arrow hit its mark dead center.
They didn't follow the marks of the racecourse properly. (a sailing regatta)
The Chairman's remarks were a bit off the mark.
Their products are viewed to be below the mark in some circles.
My neighbor's speech really hit the mark last night at town meeting. (figurative, a big success)
The elderly have been a traditional mark for real estate scams. (figurative)
She figured him to be an easy mark among the men at work.
When did Google become the de facto bench mark for any search engine?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 9, 15

Sense Number 4: symbols used in a writing system, punctuation, diacritics

Commentary: MARK[+symbol][+writing][+notation]

These marks over the vowels indicate an accented syllable.
She added some punctuation marks as she proofread the article.
This mark means to play E-natural not E-flat.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 10

Sense Number 5: German unit of currency

Commentary: MARK[+artifact][+currency][+German]

We traded all our marks for euros.
Sally still has some old German marks.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7

Sense Number 6: an indication or manifestation of something, often physical

Commentary: MARK[+imprint][+physical/+abstract]

What made these awful marks on the table?
He noticed the mark on her face.
Those marks on the tree were made by the claws of a cougar.
The composer made a lasting mark on Broadway. (metaphoric extension]

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 13

Sense Number 7: a Gospel of the New Testament

Commentary: MARK[+artifact][+document][+New_Testament][+portion]

He read them a passage from Mark.
John is more familiar with Mark than with Matthew.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 12

Sense Number 8: an apostle, assumed author of the second Gospel

Commentary: MARK[+person][+apostle]

According to the New Testament, Mark was an Apostle of St. Peter.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 8