differentiate vs mark what difference

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English

Etymology

From New Latin *differentiatus, past participle of differentiare, from Latin differentia (difference); see difference.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪf.əˈɹɛn.ʃi.eɪt/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌdɪ.fəˈɹɛnt.ʃi.eɪt/

Verb

differentiate (third-person singular simple present differentiates, present participle differentiating, simple past and past participle differentiated)

  1. (transitive) To show, or be the distinction between two things.
    • 1871, John Earle, The Philology of the English Tongue
      The word “then” was differentiated into the two forms “then” and “than”.
  2. (intransitive) To perceive the difference between things; to discriminate.
  3. (transitive, intransitive) To modify, or be modified.
  4. (transitive, mathematics) To calculate the derivative of a function.
  5. (transitive, mathematics) To calculate the differential of a function of multiple variables.
  6. (intransitive, biology) To produce distinct organs or to achieve specific functions by a process of development called differentiation.

Synonyms

  • (to show the distinction between things): differentialize; see also Thesaurus:differentiate
  • (to perceive the difference between things): differentialize; see also Thesaurus:tell apart
  • (to modify): change, transform; see also Thesaurus:alter

Antonyms

  • (to show the distinction between things): equate
  • (to perceive the difference between things): mix up, muddle up
  • (to modify): leave alone, preserve

Derived terms

  • differentiation

Related terms

  • differ
  • difference
  • different
  • differential

Translations

Further reading

  • differentiate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • differentiate in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.

Noun

differentiate (plural differentiates)

  1. (geology) Something that has been differentiated or stratified.


English

Alternative forms

  • marke (obsolete)
  • merk (obsolete)

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /mɑːk/
  • (US) IPA(key): /mɑɹk/
  • Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)k
  • Homophones: Mark, marque

Etymology 1

From Middle English mark, merk, merke, from Old English mearc (mark, sign, line of division; standard; boundary, limit, term, border; defined area, district, province), from Proto-West Germanic *marku, from Proto-Germanic *markō (boundary; boundary marker), from Proto-Indo-European *marǵ- (edge, boundary, border).

Cognate with Dutch mark, merk (mark, brand), German Mark (mark; borderland), Swedish mark (mark, land, territory), Icelandic mark (mark, sign), Latin margo (edge, margin), Persian مرز(marz, limit, boundary), Sanskrit मर्या (maryā, limit, mark, boundary) and मार्ग (mārga, mark, section). Compare march.

Noun

mark (plural marks)

  1. (heading) Boundary, land within a boundary.
    1. (obsolete) A boundary; a border or frontier. [9th–19th c.]
    2. (obsolete) A boundary-post or fence. [13th–18th c.]
    3. A stone or post used to indicate position and guide travellers. [from 14th c.]
      • 1859, Henry Bull, A history, military and municipal, of the ancient borough of the Devizes:
        I do remember a great thron in Yatton field near Bristow-way, against which Sir William Waller’s men made a great fire and killed it. I think the stump remains, and was a mark for travellers.
    4. (archaic) A type of small region or principality. [from 18th c.]
      • 1954, J R R Tolkien, The Two Towers:
        There dwells Théoden son of Thengel, King of the Mark of Rohan.
    5. (historical) A common, or area of common land, especially among early Germanic peoples. [from 19th c.]
  2. (heading) Characteristic, sign, visible impression.
    1. An omen; a symptomatic indicator of something. [from 8th c.]
      • 1813, Jane Austen, Pride And Prejudice:
        depend upon it, you will speedily receive from me a letter of thanks for this as well as for every other mark of your regard during my stay in Hertfordshire.
    2. A characteristic feature. [from 16th c.]
      A good sense of manners is the mark of a true gentleman.
      • 1643, Sir Thomas Browne, Religio Medici:
        there is surely a physiognomy, which those experienced and master mendicants observe, whereby they instantly discover a merciful aspect, and will single out a face, wherein they spy the signatures and marks of mercy.
    3. A visible impression or sign; a blemish, scratch, or stain, whether accidental or intentional. [from 9th c.]
      • 1897, Bram Stoker, Dracula:
        Then she put before her face her poor crushed hands, which bore on their whiteness the red mark of the Count’s terrible grip [].
    4. A sign or brand on a person. [from 10th c.]
    5. A written character or sign. [from 10th c.]
    6. A stamp or other indication of provenance, quality etc. [from 11th c.]
      • 1876, Edward H. Knight, American Mechanical Dictionary
        The mark of the artisan is found upon the most ancient fabrics that have come to light.
    7. (obsolete) Resemblance, likeness, image. [14th–16th c.]
      • c.1380, Geoffrey Chaucer, ‘The Franklin’s Tale’, Canterbury Tales:
        Which mankynde is so fair part of thy werk / That thou it madest lyk to thyn owene merk.
    8. A particular design or make of an item (now usually with following numeral). [from 15th c.]
    9. A score for finding the correct answer, or other academic achievement; the sum of such point gained as out of a possible total. [from 19th c.]
  3. (heading) Indicator of position, objective etc.
    1. A target for shooting at with a projectile. [from 13th c.]
      • , II.1:
        A skilfull archer ought first to know the marke he aimeth at, and then apply his hand, his bow, his string, his arrow and his motion accordingly.
      • 1786, Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, p.37:
        To give them an accurate eye and strength of arm, none under twenty-four years of age might shoot at any standing mark, except it was for a rover, and then he was to change his mark at every shot; and no person above that age might shoot at any mark whose distance was less than eleven score yards.
    2. An indication or sign used for reference or measurement. [from 14th c.]
    3. The target or intended victim of a swindle, fixed game or con game. [from 18th c.]
    4. (obsolete) The female genitals. [16th–18th c.]
      • 1596, William Shakespeare, Love’s Labours Lost, I.4:
        A mark saies my Lady. Let the mark haue a prick in’t, to meate at, if it may be.
      • 1749, John Cleland, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, Penguin, 1985, p.68:
        her thighs were still spread, and the mark lay fair for him, who, now kneeling between them, displayed to us a side-view of that fierce erect machine of his [].
    5. (Australian rules football) A catch of the ball directly from a kick of 10 metres or more without having been touched in transit, resulting in a free kick. [from 19th c.]
    6. (sports) The line indicating an athlete’s starting-point. [from 19th c.]
    7. A score for a sporting achievement. [from 20th c.]
    8. An official note that is added to a record kept about someone’s behavior or performance.
      • 1871, Chicago Board of Education, Annual Report (vol.17, p.102)
        A mark for tardiness or for absence is considered by most pupils a disgrace, and strenuous efforts are made to avoid such a mark.
    9. (cooking) A specified level on a scale denoting gas-powered oven temperatures. [from 20th c.]
    10. Limit or standard of action or fact.
    11. Badge or sign of honour, rank, or official station.
    12. (archaic) Preeminence; high position.
    13. (logic) A characteristic or essential attribute; a differential.
    14. (nautical) One of the bits of leather or coloured bunting placed upon a sounding line at intervals of from two to five fathoms. (The unmarked fathoms are called “deeps”.)
  4. (heading) Attention.
    1. (archaic) Attention, notice. [from 15th c.]
    2. Importance, noteworthiness. (Generally in postmodifier “of mark”.) [from 16th c.]
      • 1909, Richard Burton, Masters of the English Novel:
        in the short story of western flavor he was a pioneer of mark, the founder of a genre: probably no other writer is so significant in his field.
    3. (obsolete) Regard; respect.
Synonyms
  • (a particular design or make): Mk (abbreviation), Mk. (abbreviation)
  • (attention, notice): heed, observance; see also Thesaurus:attention
Derived terms
Translations
Descendants
  • Chinese:
    • Cantonese: (mak1)
  • Japanese: マーク (māku)
  • Korean: 마크 (makeu)

Verb

mark (third-person singular simple present marks, present participle marking, simple past and past participle marked)

  1. To put a mark on (something); to make (something) recognizable by a mark; to label or write on (something).
    • 1865, Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Boston: Lee and Shepard, 1869, Chapter 1, p. 10,[1]
      [] if you drink much from a bottle marked “poison,” it is almost certain to disagree with you, sooner or later.
    • 1969, William Trevor, Mrs. Eckdorf in O’Neill’s Hotel, Penguin, 1973, Chapter 11, p. 177,[2]
      Her son wrote badly, as if fearful of marking the page at all.
  2. To leave a mark (often an undesirable or unwanted one) on (something).
    Synonyms: blemish, scar, scratch, stain
    • 1717, Alexander Pope (translator), The Iliad of Homer, London: Bernard Lintott, Volume 3, Book 12, p. 229,[3]
      Those Wheels returning ne’er shall mark the Plain;
  3. (figuratively) To have a long-lasting negative impact on (someone or something).
    • 1939, John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath, Penguin, 1976, Chapter 10, p. 104,[4]
      The death of his wife, followed by months of being alone, had marked him with guilt and shame and had left an unbreaking loneliness on him.
    • 1998, Octavia Butler, Parable of the Talents, New York: Seven Stories Press, p. 279,[5]
      What Uncle Marc had been through as a slave marked him, I’m sure, but I don’t know how much. How can you know what a man would be like if he had grown up unmarked by horror?
  4. To create an indication of (a location).
  5. To be an indication of (something); to show where (something) is located.
    Synonyms: demonstrate, indicate, manifest, reveal, show, signal
    • 1700, John Dryden, Fables Ancient and Modern, London: Jacob Tonson, “The Wife of Bath Her Tale,” p. 479,[6]
      And where the jolly Troop [of elves and fairies] had led the round
      The Grass unbidden rose, and mark’d the Ground:
    • 1811, Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility, London: T. Egerton, Volume 1, Chapter 4, p. 49,[7]
      She gave her an answer which marked her contempt, and instantly left the room,
    • 1848, William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair, London: Bradbury and Evans, Chapter 58, p. 528,[8]
      [] the cloth was laid for him [] and a plate laid thereon to mark that the table was retained,
    • 1973, Jan Morris, Heaven’s Command: An Imperial Progress, New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1980, Part 1, Chapter 3, section 6, p. 61,[9]
      [] the lazy circling vultures marked the Hill of Execution, which was littered with human bones and scavenged by hyaenas.
    • 2019, Ocean Vuong, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous, New York: Penguin, Part 1, p. 16,[10]
      Her forehead, lashed deep with lines, marked her fifty-six years.
  6. To indicate (something) in writing or by other symbols.
    Synonyms: display, show, write
    • 1719, Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe, London: W. Taylor, p. 219,[11]
      [] it was in the middle of May, on the sixteenth Day I think, as well as my poor wooden Calendar would reckon; for I markt all upon the Post still;
    • 1875, Benjamin Farjeon, At the Sign of the Silver Flagon, New York: Harper, Part 3, Chapter 2, p. 84,[12]
      “What does the clock mark now?”
      “Eight minutes to seven.”
  7. To create (a mark) on a surface.
    Synonyms: draw, trace
    • 1768, Laurence Sterne, A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy, London: T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt, Volume 2, “Maria,” p. 175,[13]
      [] on opening it [the handkerchief], I saw an S mark’d in one of the corners.
    • 1859, Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities, London: Chapman and Hall, Book 3, Chapter 10, p. 220,[14]
      I mark this cross of blood upon you, as a sign that I do it.
    • 1988, Barbara Kingsolver, The Bean Trees, New York: HarperCollins, Chapter 6, p. 82,[15]
      [] I was testing a stack of old whitewalls, dunking them in the water and marking a yellow chalk circle around each leak.
  8. To celebrate or acknowledge (an event) through an action of some kind.
    Synonyms: commemorate, solemnize
    • 2004, Alan Hollinghurst, The Line of Beauty, London: Picador, Chapter 11, p. 316,[16]
      It was only four thirty but Gerald was marking his guests’ arrival with a Pimm’s,
  9. (of things) To identify (someone as a particular type of person or as having a particular role).
    • 1815, Jane Austen, Emma, London: John Murray, Volume 2, Chapter 8, p. 134,[17]
      [] the son approached her with a cheerful eagerness which marked her as his peculiar object,
    • 1901, Rudyard Kipling, Kim, London: Macmillan, 1902, Chapter 5, p. 115,[18]
      The black dress, gold cross on the watch-chain, the hairless face, and the soft, black wideawake hat would have marked him as a holy man anywhere in all India.
    • 1968, Bessie Head, When Rain Clouds Gather, Long Grove, IL: Waveland Press, 2013, Chapter 1, p. 1,[19]
      His long thin falling-away cheekbones marked him as a member of either the Xhosa or Zulu tribe.
    • 2016, Julian Barnes, The Noise of Time, Random House, Prologue,[20]
      Enquiring about the movement of trains—even if you were a passenger on one—could mark you as a saboteur.
  10. (of people) To assign (someone) to a particular category or class.
    Synonyms: classify, mark out
    • 1951, Herman Wouk, The Caine Mutiny, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Part 2, Chapter 10, p. 113,[21]
      The new captain would read the fitness report and mark him once and for all as an unreliable fool []
  11. (of people) To choose or intend (someone) for a particular end or purpose.
    Synonyms: destine, mark out, target
    • c. 1611, George Chapman (translator), The Iliads of Homer, London: Nathaniel Butter, Book 1, p. 3,[22]
      When a king, hath once markt for his hate, / A man inferior; [] / [] euermore, he rakes vp in his brest, / Brands of quicke anger;
    • 1970, Saul Bellow, Mr. Sammler’s Planet, New York: Viking, Chapter 5, p. 230,[23]
      [] I know now that humankind marks certain people for death.
  12. To be a point in time or space at which something takes place; to accompany or be accompanied by (an event, action, etc.); to coincide with.
    Synonyms: represent, see
    • 1912, Edgar Rice Burroughs, A Princess of Mars, New York: Grosset and Dunlap, 1917, Chapter 16, p. 172,[24]
      [] we hastened toward the bordering desert which marked our entrance into the realm of Tal Hajus.
    • 1962, Rachel Carson, Silent Spring, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, Chapter 3, p. 17,[25]
      Although the Second World War marked a turning away from inorganic chemicals as pesticides into the wonder world of the carbon molecule, a few of the old materials persist.
    • 2002, Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex, New York: Farrar, Straux, Giroux, p. 93,[26]
      My grandfather’s short employ at the Ford Motor Company marked the only time any Stephanides has ever worked in the automobile industry.
  13. To be typical or characteristic of (something).
    Synonyms: characterize, typify
    • 1818, Susan Ferrier, Marriage, Edinburgh: William Blackwood, Volume 3, Chapter 18, p. 264,[27]
      [] he still retained that simple, unostentatious elegance, that marks the man of real fashion—
    • 1850, Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter, Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, Chapter 9, p. 145,[28]
      “Ah,” replied Roger Chillingworth, with that quietness which [] marked all his deportment,
    • 1908, Arnold Bennett, The Old Wives’ Tale, New York: Modern Library, 1911, Book 4, Chapter 1, p. 487,[29]
      [] Cyril’s attitude to his mother was marked by a certain benevolent negligence
  14. To distinguish (one person or thing from another).
    • 1823, Lord Byron, Don Juan, London: Hodgson, Canto 8, stanza 130, p. 313,[30]
      Indeed the smoke was such they scarce could mark
      Their friends from foes,
    • 1943, Maurice Bowra, The Heritage of Symbolism, London: Macmillan, 1954, Chapter 1, p. 2,[31]
      Despite their obvious differences these poets had a common view of life which marks them from their predecessors []
    • 1983, Elizabeth George Speare, The Sign of the Beaver, New York: Dell, 1984, Chapter 24, p. 127,[32]
      Each day was so like the day before, and Christmas Day, when it came, would not have anything to mark it from all the others.
  15. (dated) To focus one’s attention on (something or someone); to pay attention to, to take note of.
    Synonyms: heed, listen to, look at, observe, watch
    • c. 1595, William Shakespeare, Richard II, Act II, Scene 1,[33]
      More are men’s ends mark’d than their lives before:
    • c. 1598, William Shakespeare, Much Ado about Nothing, Act I, Scene 1,[34]
      I wonder that you will still be talking, Signior Benedick: nobody marks you.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Psalm 37.37,[35]
      Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.
    • 1853, Elizabeth Gaskell, Ruth, London: Chapman and Hall, Volume 1, Chapter 5, p. 137,[36]
      When they had passed out of the wood into the pasture-land beyond, Ruth once more turned to mark him.
    • 2009, Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall, New York: Henry Holt, Part 6, Chapter 2, p. 522,[37]
      “When Wolsey came down, I said, mark him, he’s a sharp fellow. []
  16. (dated) To become aware of (something) through the physical senses.
    Synonyms: hear, note, notice, observe, perceive, see
    • 1726, Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels, London: B. Motte, Volume 2, Part 4, Chapter 1, p. 161,[38]
      Some of them [the Animals] coming forward near the place where I lay, gave me an opportunity of distinctly marking their Form.
    • 1839, Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby, London: Chapman and Hall, Chapter 53, p. 525,[39]
      He bent his eyes involuntarily upon the father as he spoke, and marked his uneasiness, for he coloured directly and turned his head away.
    • 1881, John Bascom, “Improvements in Language” in The Western: A Journal of Literature, Education, and Art, New Series, Volume 7, No. 6, December, 1881, p. 499,[40]
      [] it is to be remembered that a poor speller is a poor pronouncer. The ear does not mark the sound any more exactly than the eye marks the letters.
    • 1955, J. R. R. Tolkien, The Return of the King, Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1965, Appendix A, pp. 347-348,[41]
      Helm had a great horn, and soon it was marked that before he sallied forth he would blow a blast upon it that echoed in the Deep;
  17. To hold (someone) in one’s line of sight.
    • 1956, Mary Renault, The Last of the Wine, New York: Pantheon, Chapter 22, p. 268,[42]
      I marked my man, standing on the catwalk, and waited to throw [my javelin] till he started to climb inboard before they rammed.
  18. To indicate the correctness of and give a score to (a school assignment, exam answers, etc.).
    Synonyms: grade, score
  19. To record that (someone) has a particular status.
  20. (transitive, intransitive) To keep account of; to enumerate and register; to keep score.
    • 1869, Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad, Hartford, CT: American Publishing Company, Chapter 12, p. 116,[43]
      Dan was to mark while the doctor and I played [billiards].
  21. (sports) To follow a player not in possession of the ball when defending, to prevent them receiving a pass easily.
  22. (Australian rules football) To catch the ball directly from a kick of 15 metres or more without having been touched in transit, resulting in a free kick.
  23. (golf) To put a marker in the place of one’s ball.
  24. (singing) To sing softly, sometimes an octave lower than usual, in order to protect one’s voice during a rehearsal.
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English mark, from Old English marc (a denomination of weight (usu. half a pound), mark (money of account)), from Proto-Germanic *marką (mark, sign), from Proto-Indo-European *marǵ- (edge, boundary, border). Cognate with Dutch mark (mark), German Mark (a weight of silver, a coin), Swedish mark (a stamped coin), Icelandic mörk (a weight (usu. a pound) of silver or gold).

Noun

mark (plural marks)

  1. A measure of weight (especially for gold and silver), once used throughout Europe, equivalent to 8 oz.
    • 1997, Bernard Scudder, translating ‘Egil’s Saga’, in The Sagas of Icelanders, Penguin 2001, page 91:
      As a reward for his poetry, Athelstan gave Egil two more gold rings weighing a mark each, along with an expensive cloak that the king himself had worn.
  2. (now historical) An English and Scottish unit of currency (originally valued at one mark weight of silver), equivalent to 13 shillings and fourpence.
    • 1824, James Hogg, The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Oxford 2010, p. 42:
      George, on receiving it, instantly rose from the side of one of them, and said, in the hearing of them all, ‘I will bet a hundred merks that is Drummond.’
    • 2011, Thomas Penn, Winter King, Penguin 2012, page 167:
      He had been made a royal counsellor, drawing a substantial annual salary of a hundred marks.
  3. Any of various European monetary units, especially the base unit of currency of (West) Germany between 1948 and 2002, equal to 100 pfennigs.
  4. A coin worth one mark.
Synonyms
  • (German currency): Deutschmark, Deutsche Mark, German mark
Translations

See also

  • convertible mark
  • Deutsche Mark, Deutschmark
  • markka
  • Reichsmark

Etymology 3

An alternate form supposedly easier to pronounce while giving commands.

Verb

mark

  1. (imperative, marching) Alternative form of march.
    Mark time, mark!
    Forward, mark!

Anagrams

  • Karm

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch markt.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mark/

Noun

mark (plural markte or marke)

  1. market

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mark/, [ˈmɑːɡ̊]

Etymology 1

From Old Norse mǫrk (wilderness), from Proto-Germanic *markō (border, marker), cognate with German Mark f (border land, marches).

Noun

mark c (singular definite marken, plural indefinite marker)

  1. field (wide, open space used to grow crops or to hold farm animals)
    Synonym: ager
Inflection

Further reading

  • “mark,1” in Den Danske Ordbog

Etymology 2

From Old Norse mǫrk, from Proto-Germanic *markō (border, marker), cognate with German Mark f (currency), originally the same word as the previous one.

Noun

mark c (singular definite marken, plural indefinite mark)

  1. (historical) mark (unit of currency, in Denmark from the Middle Ages until 1875, in Germany and Finland until 2002)
  2. (historical) mark (unit of weight, especially of precious metals, equivalent to half a pound or 8 ounces)
Inflection
Derived terms
  • finmark
  • D-mark
  • rigsmark

Further reading

  • “mark,2” in Den Danske Ordbog
  • mark on the Danish Wikipedia.Wikipedia da
  • Mark (møntenhed) on the Danish Wikipedia.Wikipedia da

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch marke, from Old Dutch [Term?]. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mɑrk/
  • Hyphenation: mark
  • Rhymes: -ɑrk

Noun

mark f (plural marken)

  1. (chiefly historical) A march, a mark (border region).

Derived terms

  • markgraaf
  • markgravin

Estonian

Etymology 1

From German Marke.

Noun

mark (genitive margi, partitive marki)

  1. mark (a sign or brand)
  2. tally mark
  3. stamp (postage stamp)

Declension

Etymology 2

From Proto-Germanic *markō.

Noun

mark (genitive marga, partitive marka)

  1. mark (currency)

Declension


Faroese

Noun

mark f (genitive singular markar, plural markir)

  1. (kvæði) forest
    Synonyms: mørk, skógur
  2. (in phrases) pasture
    Synonym: hagi
  3. (biblical) field
    Synonym: bøur

Declension

Noun

mark n (genitive singular marks, plural mørk)

  1. sign
    Synonym: merki
  2. border, frontier

Declension


French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /maʁk/

Noun

mark m (plural marks)

  1. mark (currency)

Further reading

  • “mark” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Icelandic

Etymology

From Old Norse mark, from Proto-Germanic *marką.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mar̥k/
  • Rhymes: -ar̥k

Noun

mark n (genitive singular marks, nominative plural mörk)

  1. sign, mark
  2. target, aim, mark
  3. (sports) goal
  4. (numismatics) mark

Declension

Derived terms

See also

  • merki

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

From Old Norse maðkr

Alternative forms

  • makk

Noun

mark m (definite singular marken, indefinite plural marker, definite plural markene)

  1. a worm (invertebrate)

Etymology 2

From Old Norse mǫrk

Noun

mark f or m (definite singular marka or marken, indefinite plural marker, definite plural markene)

  1. land, ground, field
Derived terms

References

  • “mark” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mɑrk/ (example of pronunciation)

Etymology 1

From Old Norse mǫrk.

Alternative forms

  • mork (non-standard since 1938)

Noun

mark f (definite singular marka, indefinite plural marker, definite plural markene)

  1. land, field
  2. terrain
  3. ground
  4. (historical) march
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Old Norse mǫrk.

Alternative forms

  • mork (non-standard since 1938)

Noun

mark f (definite singular marka, indefinite plural merker or (currency) mark, definite plural merker)

  1.  a unit of measure equivalent to 250 grams
  2. (numismatics, historical) a mark
    1. any of various European monetary units, including in Finland (1861-1999) and Germany (1948-1999)
    2. (numismatics, historical) an old Norwegian coin
      1. (in the middle ages) a coin worth 8 øre
      2. (19th century) a coin worth 24 shillings or 1/5 taler
        Synonym: ort
  3. (historical) a Norwegian unit used to measure the taxability of property
Usage notes
  • The indefinite plural is usually merker, but in the sense of a unit of currency, mark might be used instead.
Derived terms
  • austmark
  • skyldmark
  • vestmark

Etymology 3

From Old Norse maðkr.

Alternative forms

  • makk

Noun

mark m (definite singular marken, indefinite plural markar, definite plural markane)

  1. a worm (invertebrate)
Derived terms

Etymology 4

From Old Norse mark n.

Noun

mark n (definite singular market, indefinite plural mark, definite plural marka)

  1. a mark
Derived terms
  • svalemark
Related terms
  • marke

References

  • “mark” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • karm, kram

Old Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse mǫrk, from Proto-Germanic *markō.

Noun

mark f

  1. woodland
  2. field

Declension

Descendants

  • Swedish: mark

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Swedish mark, from Old Norse mǫrk, from Proto-Germanic *markō, from Proto-Indo-European *marǵ- (edge, boundary, border). Cognate with Latin margo (border, edge), Old Irish mruig, bruig (border, march).

Pronunciation

  • (singular)
    • IPA(key): /mark/
  • (plural)
    • IPA(key): (gambling sense) /ˈmarkɛr/
    • IPA(key): (other senses) /ˈmarˌkɛr/

Noun

mark c or f

  1. (uncountable) ground (as opposed to the sky or the sea)
    Ha fast mark under fötterna – to be on terra firma (literally “to have firm ground under (one’s) feet”)
    Tillbaka på klassisk mark – back on classical ground
    På engelsk mark – on English soil
  2. (countable, uncountable) ground, field
    Bonden ägde mycket mark – The farmer owned a lot of land
  3. mark (currency)
  4. (gambling) counter, marker

Declension

See also

  • ta mark
  • i skog och mark

Anagrams

  • karm, kram

Westrobothnian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /mærk/, /mark/

Etymology 1

From Old Norse maðkr.

Noun

mark m (definite singular martjen, dative martjåm, definite plural marka or markan)

  1. a worm (invertebrate)

Etymology 2

From Old Norse mǫrk.

Noun

mark f (definite singular marka or markä, dative marken)

  1. Forest, woodland; ground.
Derived terms

References


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