adjective Date: before 12th century 1. having an identifying mark 2. having a distinctive or emphasized character <
has a marked drawl
3. a. enjoying fame or notoriety b. being an object of attack, suspicion, or vengeance 4. overtly signaled by a linguistic feature <
with most English nouns the plural is the marked number
markedly adverbmarkedness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • Marked — (m[aum]rkt), a. Designated or distinguished by, or as by, a mark; hence; noticeable; conspicuous; as, a marked card; a marked coin; a marked instance. {Mark ed*ly}, adv. J. S. Mill. [1913 Webster] {A marked man}, a man who is noted by a community …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • marked — W3 [ma:kt US ma:rkt] adj 1.) [only before noun] very easy to notice = ↑noticeable ▪ a marked lack of enthusiasm ▪ The patient showed a marked improvement in her condition after changing medication. ▪ Miller s organized desk stood in marked… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • marked — having a mark, O.E. gemearcodan (see MARK (Cf. mark) (v.)). Meaning clearly defined (pronounced as two syllables) is from 1795. Related: MARKEDLY (Cf. Markedly). Marked man one who is watched with hostile intent is from 1769 …   Etymology dictionary

  • marked — marked; un·marked; …   English syllables

  • marked — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having a visible mark or other identifying feature. 2) clearly noticeable. 3) singled out as a target for attack: a marked man. DERIVATIVES markedly adverb markedness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • marked — index certain (particular), certain (specific), considerable, conspicuous, distinct (distinguished from others), distinctive …   Law dictionary

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