Definition of Marker

1. Noun. Some conspicuous object used to distinguish or mark something. "The buoys were markers for the channel"

Generic synonyms: Artefact, Artifact
Specialized synonyms: Bookmark, Bookmarker, Yard Marker
Derivative terms: Mark

2. Noun. A distinguishing symbol. "The owner's mark was on all the sheep"
Exact synonyms: Mark, Marking
Specialized synonyms: Earmark, Brand, Trademark, Assay-mark, Authentication, Hallmark, Postmark, Watermark, Broad Arrow, Milepost, Milestone, Peg, Pin, Pip, Spot, Label, Cairn
Generic synonyms: Symbol
Derivative terms: Mark, Mark, Mark, Mark

3. Noun. A writing implement for making a mark.
Specialized synonyms: Highlighter
Generic synonyms: Writing Implement
Derivative terms: Mark, Mark, Mark

Definition of Marker

1. n. One who or that which marks.

Definition of Marker

1. Noun. An object used to mark a location. ¹

2. Noun. Someone or something that marks. ¹

3. Noun. A felt-tipped pen. ¹

4. Noun. (slang) A signed note of a debt to be paid. ¹

5. Noun. (slang figuratively) A nonmonetary debt owed to someone, especially in return for a favor. ¹

6. Noun. (context: paintball) A device that fires a paintball ¹

7. Noun. (sports) A defending player who stays close to an opponent in order to mark them. ¹

8. Verb. To mark or write on (something) using a marker ¹

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Definition of Marker

1. one that marks [n -S] - See also: marks

Medical Definition of Marker

1. An identifiable physical location on a chromosome (for example, restriction enzyme cuttingsite, gene) whose inheritance can bemonitored. Markers can beexpressed regions of DNA (genes) or some segment of DNA with no knowncoding function but whose pattern of inheritance can be determined. See: restriction fragment length polymorphism. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Marker

mark up
marked foetal bradycardia
marker (current term)
marker bed
marker chromosome
marker enzyme
marker gene
marker locus
marker pen
marker pens
marker trait

Literary usage of Marker

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Problems in Farm Woodwork: For Agricultural Schools, High Schools by Samuel A. Blackburn (1915)
"POTATO marker. Purpose. This marker is an almost indespensable article where ... While this marker is made primarily for potato planting, more holes may be ..."

2. Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents (1993)
"VA, however, does not pay the cost of placing the headstone or marker on the ... Eligibility Eligibility for a VA headstone or marker is the same as for ..."

3. The Revised Reports: Being a Republication of Such Cases in the English by Frederick Pollock, Robert Campbell, Oliver Augustus Saunders, Arthur Beresford Cane, Joseph Gerald Pease, William Bowstead, Great Britain Courts (1906)
"BY an indenture of the 16th of October, 1844, Margaretta marker. ... and, subject to such term, to the use of Margaretta marker thf settlor, for her life, ..."

4. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1888)
"Five more to me, marker I hope you 're keeping the score correctly ? ... There, ever see anything like that in your life ? take Mr. marker (confidentially). ..."

5. Statistics in Molecular Biology and Genetics: Selected Proceedings of a 1997 by Françoise Seillier-Moiseiwitsch (1999)
"The population sampled might consist of a mixture of two or more subpopulations, and some given marker gene as well as the disease gene might occur at high ..."

6. English Reports in Law and Equity: Containing Reports of Cases in the House by Great Britain Parliament. House of Lords (1851)
"marker r. marker. retta marker, by all or any of the ways and means aforesaid to levy and raise two several sums of 10,0001. and 10000/., and to pay the ..."

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