Learn how to say Marks correctly in English with this tutorial pronunciation video.
Oxford dictionary definition of the word mark:
1a small area on a surface having a different colour from its surroundings, typically one caused by damage or dirt:
the blow left a red mark down one side of her face
a spot, area, or feature on a person’s or animal’s body by which they may be identified or recognized:
he was five feet nine, with no distinguishing marks
2a line, figure, or symbol made as an indication or record of something:
the first syllable has a stress mark
a sign or indication of a quality or feeling:
the flag was at half mast as a mark of respect
a written symbol made on a document in place of a signature by someone who cannot write:
he signed his mark in the visitor’s book
a competitor’s starting point in a race.
Nautical a piece of material or a knot used to indicate a depth on a sounding line.
Telecommunications one of two possible states of a signal in certain systems. The opposite of space.
a level or stage that is considered significant:
unemployment had passed the two million mark
British a particular temperature level in a gas oven:
preheat the oven to Gas Mark 5
3chiefly British a point awarded for a correct answer or for proficiency in an examination or competition:
many candidates lose marks because they don’t read the questions carefully
full marks to them for highlighting the threat to the rainforest
a figure or letter representing the total number of marks awarded in an examination or competition and signifying a person’s score:
the highest mark was 98 per cent
(also handicap mark) Horse Racing an official assessment of a horse’s form, expressed as a figure between 0 and 140 and used as the basis for calculating the weight the horse has to carry in a race:
horses tend to run off a higher mark over fences than they would over hurdles
(especially in athletics) a time or distance achieved by a competitor, especially one which represents a record or personal best:
he blasted away from the field during the second lap to knock a second off the existing mark
4(followed by a numeral) a particular model or type of a vehicle or machine:
a Mark 10 Jaguar
few bullets could have missed their mark
informal, chiefly US a person who is easily deceived or taken advantage of:
they figure I’m an easy mark
6 Rugby the act of cleanly catching the ball direct from a kick, knock-on, or forward throw by an opponent, on or behind one’s own 22-metre line, and exclaiming ‘Mark’, after which a free kick can be taken by the catcher.
Australian Rules an act of catching a ball that has been kicked at least fifteen metres before it reaches the ground, or the spot from which the subsequent kick is taken.