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MAR'I-TIME, a. [L. maritimus, from mare, the sea.]

  1. Relating or pertaining to the sea or ocean; as, maritime affairs.
  2. Performed on the sea; naval; as, maritime service.
  3. Bordering on the sea; as, a maritime coast.
  4. Situated near the sea; as, maritime towns.
  5. Having a navy and commerce by sea; as, maritime powers. [Maritimal is not now used.] Note. We never say, a maritime body, a maritime shell or production, a maritime officer or engagement, a maritime league. [See Marine.]

MAR-JO-RAM, n. [Fr. marjolaine; It. margorana; G. marjoran; D. mariolien; Sp. mejorana; Arm. marjol; Port. mangerona.]

A plant of the genus Origanum, of several species. The sweet marjoram is peculiarly aromatic and fragrant, and much used in cookery. The Spanish marjoram is of the genus Urtica. Fam. of Plants.

MARK, n. [Sax. marc, mearc; D. merk; G. marke; Dan. mærke; Sw. märke; W. marc; Fr. marque; Arm. mercq; Sp. Port. and It. marca; Sans. marcca. The word coincides in elements with march, and with marches, borders, the utmost extent, and with market, and L. mercor, the primary sense of which is to go, to pass; as we see by the Greek εμπορευομαι, from πορευομαι, to pass, Eng. fair, and fare. Thus in Dutch, mark signifies a mark, a boundary, and a march. Class Mr, No. 7, Ar.]

  1. A visible line made by drawing one substance on another; as, a mark made by chalk or charcoal, or a pen.
  2. A line, groove, or depression made by stamping or cutting; an incision; a channel or impression; as, the mark of a chisel, of a stamp, of a rod or whip; the mark of the finger or foot.
  3. Any note or sign of distinction. The Lord set a mark upon Cain. Gen. iv.
  4. Any visible effect of force or agency. There are scarce any marks left of a subterraneous fire. Addison.
  5. Any apparent or intelligible effect; proof; evidence. The confusion of tongues was a mark of separation. Bacon.
  6. Notice taken. The laws / Stand like the forfeits in a barber's shop, / As much for mock as mark. Shak.
  7. Any thing to which a missile weapon may be directed. France was a fairer mark to shoot at than Ireland. Davies.
  8. Any object used as a guide, or to which the mind may be directed. The dome of the State-house in Boston is a good mark for seamen.
  9. Any thing visible by which knowledge of something may be obtained; indication; as, the marks of age in a horse. Civility is a mark of politeness or respect. Levity is a mark of weakness.
  10. A character made by a person who can not write his name, and intended as a substitute for it.
  11. [Fr. marc, Sp. marco.] A weight of certain commodities, but particularly of gold and silver, used in several states of Europe; in Great Britain, a money of account, equal to thirteen shillings and four-pence. In some countries it is a coin.
  12. A license of reprisals. [See Marque.]

MARK, v.i.

To note; to observe critically; to take particular notice; to remark. Mark I pray you, and see how this man seeketh mischief 1 Kings xx.

MARK, v.t. [Sax. mearcian; D. merken; G. marken; Dan. mærker; Sw. märka; Fr. marquer; Arm. mercqa; Port. and Sp. marcar; It. marcare; W. marciaw.]

  1. To draw or make a visible line or character with any substance; as, to mark with chalk or with compasses.
  2. To stamp; to impress; to make a visible impression, figure or indenture; as, to mark a sheep with a brand.
  3. To make an incision; to lop off a part; to make any sign of distinction; as, to mark sheep or cattle by cuts in their ears.
  4. To form a name or the initials of a name for distinction; as, to mark cloth; to mark a handkerchief.
  5. To notice; to take particular observation of. Mark them who cause divisions and offenses. Rom. xvi. Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright, for the end of that man is peace. Ps. xxxvii.
  6. To heed; to regard. Smith. To mark out, to notify, as by a mark; to point out; to designate. The ringleaders were marked out for seizure and punishment.


Remarkable. [Not in use.] Sandys.

MARK'ED, pp.

Impressed with any note or figure of distinction; noted; distinguished by some character.

MARK-EE', n.

The tent of a military officer.


  1. One who puts a mark on any thing.
  2. One that notes or takes notice.

MARK'ET, n. [D. and G. markt; Dan. marked; Fr. marché; Arm. marchad; It. mercato; Sp. and Port. mercado; L. mercatus, from mercor, to buy; W. marcnat; Ir. margadh. See Mark.]

  1. A public place in a city or town, where provisions or cattle are exposed to sale; an appointed place for selling and buying at private sale, as distinguished from an auction.
  2. A public building in which provisions are exposed to sale; a market-house.
  3. Sale; the exchange of provisions or goods for money; purchase or rate of purchase and sale. The seller says he comes to a bad market, when the buyer says he comes to a good market. We say, the markets are low or high; by which we understand the price or rate of purchase. We say that commodities find a quick or ready market; markets are dull. We are not able to find a marget for our goods or provisions.
  4. Place of sale; as, the British market; the American market.
  5. The privilege of keeping a public market.

MARK'ET, v.i.

To deal in market; to buy or sell; to make bargains for provisions or goods.


  1. That may be sold; salable; fit for the market.
  2. Current in market; as, marketable value. Locke. Edwards.


The state of being marketable.


A basket for conveying things from a market.


The bell that gives notice of the time or day of market.


A cross set up where a market is held.


A cryer in market.


The day of a public market.


People that come to the market. Shak.


A building for a public market.


  1. Articles in market; supplies.
  2. Attendance upon market.


Purchasing in market.


A woman that brings things to market.


A man that brings things to market.


The place where provisions or goods are exposed to sale.