|1.||[ noun ] a pattern of marks|
|Related terms:||design spot stripe shading crisscross eyespot blaze|
|2.||[ noun ] a distinguishing symbol|
"the owner's mark was on all the sheep"
|Related terms:||symbol brand milestone trademark label postmark broad_arrow peg authentication spot cairn watermark earmark distinguish|
|3.||[ noun ] evaluation of performance by assigning a grade or score|
"what he disliked about teaching was all the grading he had to do"
|Related terms:||evaluation grade|
|4.||[ noun ] the act of making a visible mark on a surface|
|Related terms:||decoration lineation mottling striping mark|