something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal
"the new advertising campaign was a bell ringer"
"scored a bull's eye"
"hit the mark"
"the president's speech was a home run"
- bell ringer - bull's eye - home run
a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
an indication of damage
the shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament
- gospel according to mark
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"
a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)
"his answer was just a punctuation mark"
a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of
- fall guy - soft touch
Apostle and companion of Saint Peter
assumed to be the author of the second Gospel
- saint mark - st. mark
formerly the basic unit of money in Germany
- german mark - deutsche mark - deutschmark
a symbol of disgrace or infamy
"And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis
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"
a visible indication made on a surface
"some previous reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks"
"paw prints were everywhere"
a reference point to shoot at
"his arrow hit the mark"
a distinguishing symbol
"the owner's mark was on all the sheep"
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?"
insert punctuation marks into
assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation
"score the SAT essays"
put a check mark on or near or next to
"Please check each name on the list"
"tick off the items"
"mark off the units"
- check off - mark off - tick off
remove from a list
"Cross the name of the dead person off the list"
- cross off - cross out - strike out - strike off
make underscoring marks
establish as the highest level or best performance
"set a record"
make small marks into the surface of
"score the clay before firing it"
mark with a scar
"The skin disease scarred his face permanently"
notice or perceive
"She noted that someone was following her"
"mark my words"
to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful
"He denounced the government action"
"She was stigmatized by society because she had a child out of wedlock"
make or leave a mark on
"the scouts marked the trail"
"ash marked the believers' foreheads"
mark by some ceremony or observation
"The citizens mark the anniversary of the revolution with a march and a parade"
be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait
sometimes in a very positive sense
"His modesty distinguishes him from his peers"
designate as if by a mark
"This sign marks the border"
attach a tag or label to
"label these bottles"