A mark is a skill in Australian rules football where a player cleanly catches a kicked ball that has travelled more than 15 metres without anyone else touching it or the ball hitting the ground.

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  1. boundary, land in a boundary
    1. A boundary; a border or frontier.
    2. A boundary-post or fence.
    3. A stone or post used to indicate position and guide travellers.
      1. A type of small region or principality.
      2. A common, or area of common land, especially among early Germanic peoples.
  2. characteristic, sign, visible impression
    1. An omen; a symptomatic indicator of something.
      1. A characteristic feature.
        A good sense of manners is the mark of a true gentleman.
    2. A visible impression or sign; a blemish, scratch, or stain, whether accidental or intentional.
      1. A sign or brand on a person.
      2. A written character or sign.
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  1. A stamp or other indication of provenance, quality etc.
    With eggs, you need to check for the quality mark before you buy.
    1. Resemblance, likeness, image.
    2. A particular design or make of an item . patented travelator, mark two.
  2. A score for finding the correct answer, or other academic achievement; the sum of such point gained as out of a possible total.
    What mark did you get in your history test?
  1. indicator of position, objective etc.
    1. A target for shooting at with a projectile.
      1. An indication or sign used for reference or measurement.
I filled the bottle up to the 500ml mark.
  1. The target or intended victim of a swindle, fixed game or con game.
  2. The female genitals.
    1. 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.
  3. The line indicating an athlete's starting-point.
  4. A score for a sporting achievement.
    1. A specified level on a scale denoting gas-powered oven temperatures.
Now put the pastry in at 450 degrees, or mark 8.
  1. Limit or standard of action or fact.
    to be within the mark; to come up to the mark
  2. Badge or sign of honour, rank, or official station.
    1. preeminence; high position
patricians of mark
a fellow of no mark
  1. A characteristic or essential attribute; a differential.
  2. 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".)
  1. attention
    1. Attention, notice.
      His last comment is particularly worthy of mark.
    2. Importance, noteworthiness.
      1. Regard; respect.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. A measure of weight (especially for gold and silver), once used throughout Europe, equivalent to 8 oz.
  2. An English and Scottish unit of currency (originally valued at one mark weight of silver), equivalent to 13 shillings and fourpence.
  3. Any of various European monetary units, especially the base unit of currency of Germany between 1948 and 2002, equal to 100 pfennigs.
  4. A mark coin.


  1. To put a mark upon; to make recognizable by a mark.
    to mark a box or bale of merchandise
    to mark clothing with one's name
  2. To indicate in some way for later reference.
    This monument marks the spot where Wolfe died.
    His courage and energy marked him as a leader.
  3. To take note of.
  4. To blemish, scratch, or stain.
    See where this pencil has marked the paper.
  5. To indicate the correctness of and give a score to an essay, exam answers, etc.
  6. To keep account of; to enumerate and register.
    to mark the points in a game of billiards or a card game
  7. To catch the ball directly from a kick of 15 metres or more without having been touched in transit, resulting in a free kick.
  8. To follow a player not in possession of the ball when defending, to prevent them receiving a pass easily.
  9. To put a marker in the place of one's ball.

Verb (etymology 2)

  1. (said to be easier to pronounce while giving a command).
    Mark time, mark!
    Forward, mark!

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