marker marker  /ˈmɑr kər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) some conspicuous object used to distinguish or mark something
  2. (n) a distinguishing symbol
  3. (n) a writing implement for making a mark

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. The 100-day marker is a journalistic contrivance often used to evaluate new administrations.
  2. But the Senator from Illinois had laid down his marker: if elected President, he would be in charge.
  3. The players move a yard-marker on a miniature gridiron according to the announced result, and another play is chosen.

News

  1. Historical Marker Tells of Union Army Officer in Butler Co.

    A historical marker that tells about a Union Army officer who led a mass prison escape will be dedicated Saturday in Morgantown, where he was murdered in 1895.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: WBKO Bowling Green

  2. Historical marker tells of Union Army officer

    A historical marker that tells about a Union Army officer who led a mass prison escape will be dedicated Saturday in Morgantown, where he was murdered in 1895.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NBC 12 Richmond

  3. Marker for Civil War steamboat site OK’d

    A Civil War historical marker for Marion that will commemorate the worst maritime disaster in U.S. history has been approved by the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Quotes

  1. "We cannot afford, in this time of crisis, to squander our investments, to abandon our drive for greater balance in this world, which I firmly believe is a marker of civilized society," Dr. Chan said, calling on all governments to press ahead...
    on Nov 12, 2008 By: Margaret Chan Source: Scoop.co.nz (press release)

  2. "It's not a back marker that you're trying to chase down, it's Jeff Gordon," Bowyer said of the four-time champion and runaway active leader with 81 victories. "And it's not only Jeff Gordon of two years ago where he was a top-10 car, it's...
    on Oct 20, 2007 By: Clint Bowyer Source: Washington Post

  3. "I came to this decision a few weeks ago when I was thinking very much about the conference and what was going to come after the conference," Mr. Paisley said. "I thought that it is a marker, a very big marker, and it would be a very...
    on Mar 4, 2008 By: Ian Paisley Source: Wall Street Journal

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