Mark down

What is Mark down?

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noun
a visible impression or trace on something, as a line, cut, dent, stain, or bruise: a small mark on his arm.
a badge, brand, or other visible sign assumed or imposed: a mark of his noble rank.

a symbol used in writing or printing: a punctuation mark.
a sign, usually an X or cross, made instead of a signature by someone who does not know how or is unable to write his or her own name.
an affixed or impressed device, symbol, inscription, etc., serving to give information, identify, indicate origin or ownership, attest to character or comparative merit, or the like, as a trademark.
a sign, token, or indication: to bow as a mark of respect.
a symbol used in rating conduct, proficiency, attainment, etc., as of pupils in a school: good marks; bad marks.
something serving as an indication of position, as a landmark.
a recognized or required standard of quality, accomplishment, etc.; norm: His dissertation was below the mark.
distinction or importance; repute; note: a man of mark.
a distinctive trait or characteristic: the usual marks of a gentleman.
(usually initial capital letter) U.S. Military. a designation for an item of military equipment in production, used in combination with a numeral to indicate the order of adoption, and often abbreviated: a Mark-4 tank; an M-1 rifle.
an object aimed at; target: to aim at the mark.
an object or end desired or striven for; goal.
Slang. an object of derision, scorn, manipulation, or the like: He was an easy mark for criticism. the intended victim of a swindler, hustler, or the like: The cardsharps picked their marks from among the tourists on the cruise ship.

Track. the starting line.
Boxing. the middle of the stomach.
Lawn Bowling. jack1(def 18).
Bowling. a strike or spare.
Nautical. any of the distinctively marked points on a deep-sea lead line, occurring at levels of 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 13, 15, 17, and 20 fathoms above the lead.Compare deep(def 33).
a tract of land that may have been held in common by a primitive or early medieval community of peasants in Germany.
Archaic or History/Historical. a boundary; frontier.

verb (used with object)
to be a distinguishing feature of: a day marked by rain.
to put a mark or marks on: to mark each box with an X.

to give a grade for; put a grade on: to mark the final exams.
scent-mark(def 2).
to furnish with figures, signs, tags, etc., to indicate price, quality, brand name, or the like: We marked all the books with prices.
to trace or form by or as if by marks (often followed by out): to mark out a plan of attack.
to indicate or designate by or as if by marks: to mark passages to be memorized.
to single out; destine (often followed by out): to be marked out for promotion.
to record, as a score.
to make manifest: to mark approval with a nod.
to give heed or attention to: Mark my words!
to notice or observe: to mark a change in the weather.

verb (used without object)
to take notice; give attention; consider.
scent-mark(def 1).

Verb Phrases
mark down, to reduce the price of: These towels have been marked down.
mark off, to mark the proper dimensions or boundaries of; separate: We marked off the limits of our lot with stakes.

mark up, to mar or deface with marks. to mark with notations or symbols. to fix the selling price of (an article) by adding to the seller’s cost an amount to cover expenses and profit: to mark up dresses 50 percent. to increase the selling price of. to make corrections or changes to (written or printed text). to indicate detailed instructions concerning the format, style, or structure for (a manuscript to be typeset, an electronic document, or a web page).

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