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See also: markèd
- Having a visible or identifying mark.
- Clearly evident; noticeable; conspicuous.
- The eighth century BC saw a marked increase in the general wealth of Cyprus.
- (linguistics) Of a word, form, or phoneme: distinguished by a positive feature.
- e.g. in author and authoress, the latter is marked for its gender by a suffix.
- singled out; suspicious; treated with hostility; the object of vengeance.
- A marked man.
- This adjectival sense of this word is sometimes written markèd, with a grave accent. This is meant to indicate that the second e is pronounced as /ɪ/, rather than being silent, as in the verb form. This usage is largely restricted to poetry and other works in which it is important that the adjective’s disyllabicity be made explicit.
See mark (verb)
- simple past tense and past participle of
From Old Norse markaðr, marknaðr (“market”), from northern Old French market, from Old French marchiet, from Latin mercātus (“market”). Cognate with Norwegian marked, Swedish marknad, Faeroese marknaður, Icelandic markaður.