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Mark may refer to:


  • Service mark, trademark used to identify a service rather than a product
  • Trade mark, distinctive sign of some kind which is used by a business to uniquely identify itself and its products and services
  • The victim in a confidence trick





  • Mark (mass), an archaic European unit of weight whose use for precious metal gave rise to the currencies


  • Mark of Cornwall, a figure from Arthurian legend
  • Mark, a satyr, a legend in Ancient Greece, regarded as a god in Thebes.


In both Australian rules football and rugby union, a clean catch from a kick by another player results in a free kick. See:



  • Beauty mark, dark mole on the face or other part of the body that is considered to be attractive
  • Tick (check mark)
  • Diacritical mark, mark added to a letter to alter a word's pronunciation or to distinguish between similar words
  • Mark of Rohan, fictional realm in J. R. R. Tolkien's fantasy era of Middle-earth. See also Marches.
  • Mark, a grade awarded to students' work
  • Merchant's Mark
  • Sea mark, pilotage aid which identifies the approximate position of a maritime channel, hazard and administrative area
  • Tread mark a mark left by a tire tread
    • Skid mark, a mark left by a tire tread during a skid
  • A fan of professional wrestling, notably, one who treats professional wrestling as real and not scripted.
  • Makers mark (stamp) or marking to signify maker of original artwork, frequently used in ceramic art
  • "Mark", a song from Change Giver by Shed Seven

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Mark is a book in the Bible. The following English translations may be available:


1911 encyclopedia

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From LoveToKnow 1911

MARK, a word of which the principal meanings are in their probable order of development, - boundary, an object set up to indicate a boundary or position; hence a sign or token, impression or trace. The word in O. Eng. is mearc, and appears in all Teutonic languages, cf. Du. merk, Ger. Mark, boundary, marke, sign, impression; Romanic languages have borrowed the word, cf. Fr. marque, Ital. marca. Cognate forms outside Teutonic have been found in Lat. margo, " margin," and Pers. marz, boundary. Others would refer to the Lith. margas, striped, parti-coloured, and Sanskrit marga, trace, especially of hunted game. In the sense of boundary, or a tract of country on or near a boundary or frontier, "mark" in English usage proper is obsolete, and "march" (q.v.) has established itself. It still remains, however, to represent the German mark, a tract of land held in common by a village community (see Mark System), and also historically the name of certain principalities, such as the mark of Brandenburg. The Italian marca is also sometimes rendered by "mark," as in the mark of Ancona.

Mark is also the name of a modern silver coin of the German empire. This is apparently a distinct word and not of Teutonic origin; it is found in all Teutonic and Romanic languages, Latinized as marca or marcus. The mark was originally a measure of weight only for gold and silver and was common throughout western Europe and was equivalent to 8 oz. The variations, however, throughout the middle ages were considerable (see Du Cange, Gloss. med. et infim. Lat., s.v. Marca for a full list). In England the "mark" was never a coin, but a money of account only, and apparently came into use in the 10th century through the Danes. It first was taken as equal to ioo pennies, but after the Norman Conquest was equal to 160 pennies (20 pennies to the oz.) = 3 of the pound sterling, or 13s. 4d., and therefore in Scotland i 3 2 d. English; the mark (merk) Scots was a silver coin of this value, issued first in 1570 and afterwards in 1663. The modern German mark was adopted in 1873 as the standard of value and the money of account. It is of the value of 6.146 grains of gold, 900 fine, and is equal to English standard gold of the value of II 747 pence. The modern silver coin, nearly equal in value to the English shilling, was first issued in 1875. (See NUMISMATICS, iv.)

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Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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See also mark, and märk





Latin praenomen Marcus, derived from Mars, the Roman god of war, originally Mavors, from *Māwort-.

Proper noun




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  1. A male given name.
  2. (Biblical) Mark the Evangelist, also called John Mark, first patriarch of Alexandria and credited with the authorship of the Gospel of Mark.
  3. (Biblical) The Gospel of St. Mark, a book of the New Testament of the Bible. Traditionally the second of the four gospels.


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  • 1611, King James Version of the Bible (Authorized Version)[1]: Acts 15: 37-39:
    And Barnabas was determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark. But Paul thought it not good to take him with them, who departed from them in Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work. And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder from the other; and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed to Cyprus.
  • 1988 Ann Oakley: Men's Room: p.25-26:
    "And your name?" she said, "I suppose it's quite unremarkable?"
    "Very funny."
    "Mark. It could stand as a symbol of for a man, for men as a category," she reflected,"but I don't suppose that's why your mother gave it to you?"
    "My mother's motives always were inpenetrable to me. I was her only child, she wanted a simple life. So she gave me a simple name to go along with it. --- It wasn't a popular name until the nineteenth century. People were put of by King Mark in the Tristram and Iseult."

See also

  • Markisha


  • Anagrams of akmr
  • Karm


Proper noun


  1. A male given name borrowed from English, or short for Markvard.


Proper noun


  1. A male given name, cognate to English Mark.


Proper noun


  1. A male given name, a short form of Markus.


Etymology 1

Middle High German


Mark f.

  1. mark (former currency),
Derived terms
  • Courantmark
  • Deutsche Mark
  • Estnische Mark
  • Finnische Mark
  • Goldmark
  • Konvertible Mark
  • Mark Banco
  • Ostmark
  • Papiermark
  • Polnische Mark
  • Reichsmark
  • Rentenmark
  • Silbermark

Etymology 2

Old High German marcha


Mark f.

  1. A usually fortified area along the border; marches.

Proper noun


  1. A male given name, short form of compound names beginning with the Germanic element mark "area along the border", such as Markolf and Markward.

an area along the border

  • Grenzmark

Etymology 3

Old High German marg


Mark n.

  1. marrow
  2. pith

Etymology 4

Latin Marcus

Proper noun


  1. A male given name, a German variant of Markus, or borrowed from English.


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Hans-Georg Mark

Entomologist, Germany

Bible wiki

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From BibleWiki

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 Mk 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.

This entry includes text from Easton's Bible Dictionary, 1897.

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Christian religion

  • Curse and mark of Cain, Cain's was not able to harvest crops and had a nomadic lifestyle
  • Gospel of Mark, one of the books of the Bible, and the Secret Gospel of Mark
  • Mark the Evangelist (Saint Mark)
  • Mark of the Beast, a sign or number told in the Book of Revelation
  • St Mark's Basilica, the most well known of the churches of Venice and an example of Byzantine architecture


  • Mark (money), An piece of money.


  • Mark, or marches, the border territory of a country
  • Baruth/Mark, a village in the Teltow-Fläming district of Brandenburg, Germany. It is situated 24 km east of Luckenwalde, and 53 km south of Berlin.
  • County of Mark, a county of the Holy Roman Empire
  • Mark (Dender), a river in Belgium, tributary of the Dender
  • Mark (Dintel) a river in Belgium and the Netherlands, also known as the Dintel
  • Mark Hundred in Sweden
  • Mark Municipality in Sweden
  • Mark, Somerset, a village in Somerset, United Kingdom
  • Mark, Illinois, a village in the United States


  • Service mark, image used to identify a service rather than a product
  • Trade mark, a special sign of some kind which is used by a business to uniquely show itself and its products and services
  • The victim in a confidence trick

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