marked

[mษ‘หkt]

marked Definition

  • 1having a visible or noticeable effect; clearly evident
  • 2having a particular quality or feature that is distinctive or typical
  • 3having a pattern of lines or spots

Using marked: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "marked" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The marked increase in sales was due to the new marketing strategy.

  • Example

    His marked accent made it clear he was from the South.

  • Example

    The bird has a marked pattern of black and white stripes on its wings.

marked Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with marked

  • a person who is singled out for punishment or vengeance

    Example

    After testifying against the gang, he became a marked man.

  • permanently affected by something, especially something negative

    Example

    The accident left him marked for life with a scar on his face.

  • to wait for an opportunity to act or make progress

    Example

    He was just marking time until he could find a better job.

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Summary: marked in Brief

The term 'marked' [mษ‘หkt] refers to something that has a visible or noticeable effect, a particular quality or feature that is distinctive or typical, or a pattern of lines or spots. It can be used to describe an increase in sales, an accent, or a bird's pattern. Phrases like 'marked man' and 'marked for life' denote negative consequences, while 'marked time' implies waiting for an opportunity.

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