Hypertext Webster Gateway: "mark"

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary (easton)

the evangelist; "John whose surname was Mark" (Acts 12:12, 25).
Mark (Marcus, Col. 4:10, etc.) was his Roman name, which
gradually came to supersede his Jewish name John. He is called
John in Acts 13:5, 13, and Mark in 15:39, 2 Tim. 4:11, etc.

He was the son of Mary, a woman apparently of some means and
influence, and was probably born in Jerusalem, where his mother
resided (Acts 12:12). Of his father we know nothing. He was
cousin of Barnabas (Col. 4:10). It was in his mother's house
that Peter found "many gathered together praying" when he was
released from prison; and it is probable that it was here that
he was converted by Peter, who calls him his "son" (1 Pet.
5:13). It is probable that the "young man" spoken of in Mark
14:51, 52 was Mark himself. He is first mentioned in Acts 12:25.
He went with Paul and Barnabas on their first journey (about
A.D. 47) as their "minister," but from some cause turned back
when they reached Perga in Pamphylia (Acts 12:25; 13:13). Three
years afterwards a "sharp contention" arose between Paul and
Barnabas (15:36-40), because Paul would not take Mark with him.
He, however, was evidently at length reconciled to the apostle,
for he was with him in his first imprisonment at Rome (Col.
4:10; Philemon 1:24). At a later period he was with Peter in
Babylon (1 Pet. 5:13), then, and for some centuries afterwards,
one of the chief seats of Jewish learning; and he was with
Timothy in Ephesus when Paul wrote him during his second
imprisonment (2 Tim. 4:11). He then disappears from view.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Lubber \Lub"ber\, n. [Cf. dial. Sw. lubber. See {Looby}, {Lob}.]
A heavy, clumsy, or awkward fellow; a sturdy drone; a clown.

Lingering lubbers lose many a penny. --Tusser.

{Land lubber}, a name given in contempt by sailors to a
person who lives on land.

{Lubber grasshopper} (Zo["o]l.), a large, stout, clumsy
grasshopper; esp., {Brachystola magna}, from the Rocky
Mountain plains, and {Romalea microptera}, which is
injurious to orange trees in Florida.

{Lubber's hole} (Naut.), a hole in the floor of the ``top,''
next the mast, through which sailors may go aloft without
going over the rim by the futtock shrouds. It is
considered by seamen as only fit to be used by lubbers.

{Lubber's line}, {point}, or {mark}, a line or point in the
compass case indicating the head of the ship, and
consequently the course which the ship is steering.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Marc \Marc\, n. [AS. marc; akin to G. mark, Icel. m["o]rk, perh.
akin to E. mark a sign. [root]106, 273.] [Written also
1. A weight of various commodities, esp. of gold and silver,
used in different European countries. In France and
Holland it was equal to eight ounces.

2. A coin formerly current in England and Scotland, equal to
thirteen shillings and four pence.

3. A German coin and money of account. See {Mark}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Mark \Mark\, n.
A license of reprisals. See {Marque}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Mark \Mark\, n. [See 2d {Marc}.]
1. An old weight and coin. See {Marc}. ``Lend me a mark.''

2. The unit of monetary account of the German Empire, equal
to 23.8 cents of United States money; the equivalent of
one hundred pfennigs. Also, a silver coin of this value.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Mark \Mark\, n. [OE. marke, merke, AS. mearc; akin to D. merk,
MHG. marc, G. marke, Icel. mark, Dan. m[ae]rke; cf. Lith.
margas party-colored. [root]106, 273. Cf. {Remark}.]
1. A visible sign or impression made or left upon anything;
esp., a line, point, stamp, figure, or the like, drawn or
impressed, so as to attract the attention and convey some
information or intimation; a token; a trace.

The Lord set a mark upon Cain, lest any finding him
should kill him. --Gen. iv. 15.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Mark \Mark\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Marked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Marking}.] [OE. marken, merken, AS. mearcian, from mearc.
See {Mark} the sign.]
1. To put a mark upon; to affix a significant mark to; to
make recognizable by a mark; as, to mark a box or bale of
merchandise; to mark clothing.

2. To be a mark upon; to designate; to indicate; -- used
literally and figuratively; as, this monument marks the
spot where Wolfe died; his courage and energy marked him
for a leader.

3. To leave a trace, scratch, scar, or other mark, upon, or
any evidence of action; as, a pencil marks paper; his
hobnails marked the floor.

4. To keep account of; to enumerate and register; as, to mark
the points in a game of billiards or cards.

5. To notice or observe; to give attention to; to take note
of; to remark; to heed; to regard. ``Mark the perfect
man.'' --Ps. xxxvii. 37.

{To mark out}.
(a) To designate, as by a mark; to select; as, the
ringleaders were marked out for punishment.
(b) To obliterate or cancel with a mark; as, to mark out
an item in an account.

{To mark time} (Mil.), to keep the time of a marching step by
moving the legs alternately without advancing.

Syn: To note; remark; notice; observe; regard; heed; show;
evince; indicate; point out; betoken; denote;
characterize; stamp; imprint; impress; brand.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Mark \Mark\, v. i.
To take particular notice; to observe critically; to note; to

Mark, I pray you, and see how this man seeketh
maschief. --1 Kings xx.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: 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?" [syn: {grade}, {score}]
2: a distinguishing symbol; "the owner's mark was on all the
sheep" [syn: {marker}, {marking}]
3: a reference point to shoot at; "his arrow hit the mark"
[syn: {target}]
4: a visible indication made on a surface; "some previous
reader had covered the pages with dozens of marks"
5: 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"
6: a symbol of disgrace or infamy; "And the Lord set a mark
upon Cain"--Genesis [syn: {stigma}, {brand}, {stain}]
7: the basic unit of money in Germany [syn: {Deutsche Mark}, {Deutschmark}]
8: Apostle and companion of Saint Peter; assumed to be the
author of the second Gospel [syn: {Mark}, {Saint Mark}, {St
9: a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of [syn:
{chump}, {fool}, {gull}, {patsy}, {fall guy}, {sucker}, {schlemiel},
{shlemiel}, {soft touch}, {mug}]
10: a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation); "his
answer was just a punctuation mark"
11: 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" [syn: {sign}]
12: the shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament [syn:
{Mark}, {Gospel According to Mark}]
13: an indication of damage [syn: {scratch}, {scrape}, {scar}]
14: marking consisting of crossing lines [syn: {crisscross}, {cross}]
15: something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal; "the
new advertising campaign was a bell ringer"; "scored a
bull's eye"; "hit the mark" [syn: {bell ringer}, {bull's
v 1: attach a tag or label to; "label these bottles" [syn: {tag},
2: designate as if by a mark; "This sign marks the border";
"He indicated where the border ended"
3: be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait; sometimes in
a very positive sense; "His modesty distinguishes him form
his peers" [syn: {distinguish}, {differentiate}]
4: mark by some ceremony or observation; "We marked the
anniversary of his death" [syn: {commemorate}]
5: make or leave a mark on; "mark the trail so that we can find
our way back"
6: to accuse or condemn openly or formally: "He denounced the
government action." [syn: {stigmatize}, {brand}, {denounce}]
7: notice or perceive; "She noted that someone was following
her"; "mark my words" [syn: {notice}, {note}] [ant: {ignore}]
8: mark with a scar; "The skin disease scarred his face
permanently" [syn: {scar}, {pock}, {pit}]
9: make small marks into the surface of; "score the clay before
firing it" [syn: {score}, {nock}]
10: establish as the highest level or best performance: "set a
record" [syn: {set}]
11: make underscoring marks [syn: {score}]
12: remove from a list; "Cross the name of the dead person off
the list" [syn: {cross off}, {cross out}, {strike out}, {strike
13: put a check mark on or next to; "Please check each name on
the list" [syn: {check}, {check off}, {mark off}, {tick
14: assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation;
"grade tests"; "score the SAT essays"; "mark homework"
[syn: {grade}, {score}]
15: insert punctuation marks into [syn: {punctuate}]

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