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A mile marker, indicating a specific position on a major road
Highlighters, a type of marker (felt-tipped pen). The paper has been markered.
A man firing a paintball marker.


marker (plural markers)

  1. An object used to mark a location.
  2. Someone or something that marks.
    1. One who keeps account of a game played, as of billiards.
    2. A counter used in card games and other games.
    3. The soldier who forms the pilot of a wheeling column, or marks the direction of an alignment.
    4. An attachment to a sewing machine for marking a line on the fabric by creasing it.
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    • 2013, Phil McNulty, "Man City 4-1 Man Utd", BBC Sport, 22 September 2013:
      Pellegrini insisted this was a game City had to win - this they did and with the sort of performance that put down a marker for how the Chilean wants his team to play.
  4. A felt-tipped pen.
  5. (slang) A signed note of a debt to be paid.
  6. (slang, figuratively) A nonmonetary debt owed to someone, especially in return for a favor.
    We may not be able to do this alone. Maybe it’s time to call in some of our markers.
  7. (paintball) A device that fires a paintball
  8. (sports) A defending player who stays close to an opponent in order to mark them.
    • 2012 April 21, Jonathan Jurejko, “Newcastle 3-0 Stoke”, BBC Sport:
      He skipped past Marc Wilson before clipping a delicious cross into the Stoke danger zone, where Cisse's sharp movement allowed him to escape marker Robert Huth and send a far-post header crashing against the crossbar. And Cabaye was waiting to pounce on the rebound with a close range header.


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marker (third-person singular simple present markers, present participle markering, simple past and past participle markered)

  1. To mark or write on (something) using a marker
    • 2002 July 5, Mike Sula, “Everything Must Go”, Chicago Reader:
      On one page someone has markered: "Remember, you are your own best thing."




marker c

  1. plural indefinite of mark


marker or markér

  1. Imperative of markere.




  1. indefinite plural of mark