Markable Mark"a·ble adjective Remarkable. [ Obsolete] Sandys.
Marked Marked (märkt) adjective Designated or distinguished by, or as by, a mark; hence; noticeable; conspicuous; as, a marked card; a marked coin; a marked instance. -- Mark"ed*ly adverb J. S. Mill. A marked man , a man who is noted by a community, or by a part of it, as, for excellence or depravity; -- usually with an unfavorable suggestion.
Markee Mar·kee" (mär*kē") noun See Marquee .
Marker Mark"er noun One who or that which marks. Specifically: (a) One who keeps account of a game played, as of billiards. (b) A counter used in card playing and other games. (c) (Mil.) The soldier who forms the pilot of a wheeling column, or marks the direction of an alignment. (d) An attachment to a sewing machine for marking a line on the fabric by creasing it.
Market Mar"ket noun
[ Akin to Dutch markt
, Old High German markāt
, German markt
; all from Latin mercatus
trade, market place, from mercari
, past participle mercatus
, to trade, traffic, merx
, ware, merchandise, probably akin to merere
to deserve, gain, acquire: confer French marché
. See Merit
, and confer Merchant
.] 1. A meeting together of people, at a stated time and place, for the purpose of traffic (as in cattle, provisions, wares, etc.) by private purchase and sale, and not by auction; as, a market is held in the town every week.
He is wit's peddler; and retails his wares Shak.
At wakes, and wassails, meetings, markets , fairs.
Three women and a goose make a market . Old Saying. 2. A public place (as an open space in a town) or a large building, where a market is held; a market place or market house; esp., a place where provisions are sold.
There is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool. John v. 2. 3. An opportunity for selling anything; demand, as shown by price offered or obtainable; a town, region, or country, where the demand exists; as, to find a market for one's wares; there is no market for woolen cloths in that region; India is a market for English goods.
There is a third thing to be considered: how a market can be created for produce, or how production can be limited to the capacities of the market . J. S. Mill. 4. Exchange, or purchase and sale; traffic; as, a dull market ; a slow market . 5. The price for which a thing is sold in a market; market price. Hence: Value; worth.
What is a man Shak. 6. (Eng. Law) The privelege granted to a town of having a public market.
If his chief good and market of his time
Be but to sleep and feed ?
is often used adjectively, or in forming compounds of obvious meaning; as, market
woman, and the like. Market beater
, a swaggering bully; a noisy braggart.
[ Obsolete] Chaucer.
-- Market bell
, a bell rung to give notice that buying and selling in a market may begin.
[ Eng.] Shak.
-- Market cross
, a cross set up where a market is held. Shak.
-- Market garden
, a garden in which vegetables are raised for market.
-- Market gardening
, the raising of vegetables for market.
-- Market place
, an open square or place in a town where markets or public sales are held.
-- Market town
, a town that has the privilege of a stated public market.
Market Mar"ket intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Marketed ; present participle & verbal noun Marketing .] To deal in a market; to buy or sell; to make bargains for provisions or goods.
Market Mar"ket transitive verb To expose for sale in a market; to traffic in; to sell in a market, and in an extended sense, to sell in any manner; as, most of the farmes have marketed their crops.
Industrious merchants meet, and market there Southey.
The world's collected wealth.
Marketable Mar"ket·a·ble adjective 1. Fit to be offered for sale in a market; such as may be justly and lawfully sold; as, dacayed provisions are not marketable . 2. Current in market; as, marketable value. 3. Wanted by purchasers; salable; as, furs are not marketable in that country.
Marketableness Mar"ket·a·ble·ness noun Quality of being marketable.
Marketer Mar"ket·er noun One who attends a market to buy or sell; one who carries goods to market.
Marketing Mar"ket·ing noun 1. The act of selling or of purchasing in, or as in, a market. 2. Articles in, or from, a market; supplies.
Marketstead Mar"ket·stead noun [ Market + stead a place.] A market place. [ Obsolete] Drayton.
Markhoor Mark"hoor` noun [ Persian mār-kh...r snake eater.] (Zoology) A large wild goat ( Capra megaceros ), having huge flattened spiral horns. It inhabits the mountains of Northern India and Cashmere.
Marking Mark"ing noun The act of one who, or that which, marks; the mark or marks made; arrangement or disposition of marks or coloring; as, the marking of a bird's plumage. Marking ink , indelible ink, because used in marking linen. -- Marking nut (Botany) , the nut of the Semecarpus Anacardium , an East Indian tree. The shell of the nut yields a blackish resinous juice used for marking cotton cloth, and an oil prepared from it is used for rheumatism.
Markis Mar"kis noun A marquis. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Markisesse Mar"kis·esse noun A marchioness. [ Obsolete] Chaucer.
Markman Mark"man noun A marksman. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Marksman Marks"man noun
; plural Marksmen
. [ Earlier markman
.] 1. One skillful to hit a mark with a missile; one who shoots well. 2. (Law) One who makes his mark, instead of writing his name, in signing documents. Burrill.
Marksmanship Marks"man·ship noun Skill of a marksman.
Marl Marl transitive verb [ See Marline .] (Nautical) To cover, as part of a rope, with marline, marking a pecular hitch at each turn to prevent unwinding. Marling spike . (Nautical) See under Marline .
Marl Marl noun [ Old French marle , French marne , Late Latin margila , dim. of Latin marga marl. Originally a Celtic word, according to Pliny, xvii. 7: "Quod genus terræ Galli et Britanni margam vocant." √274.] A mixed earthy substance, consisting of carbonate of lime, clay, and sand, in very variable proportions, and accordingly designated as calcareous, clayey, or sandy. See Greensand .
Marl Marl transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Marled ; present participle & verbal noun Marling .] [ Confer French marner . See Marl , noun ] To overspread or manure with marl; as, to marl a field.
Marlaceous Mar·la"ceous adjective Resembling marl; partaking of the qualities of marl.
Marlin Mar"lin noun (Zoology) The American great marbled godwit ( Limosa fedoa ). Applied also to the red-breasted godwit ( Limosa hæmatica ). Hook-billed marlin , a curlew.
Marline Mar"line noun [ LG. marlien , marling , or Dutch marling , marlijn , from Dutch marren to tie, probably akin to English moor , v., and lijn line: confer French merlin . See Moor , v. , Line .] (Nautical) A small line composed of two strands a little twisted, used for winding around ropes and cables, to prevent their being weakened by fretting. Marline spike , Marling spike (Nautical) , an iron tool tapering to a point, used to separate the strands of a rope in splicing and in marling. It has an eye in the thick end to which a lanyard is attached. See Fid . [ Written also marlin spike ] -- Marline-spike bird . [ The name alludes to the long middle tail feathers.] (Zoology) (a) A tropic bird. (b) A jager, or skua gull.
Marline Mar"line transitive verb [ French merliner .] (Nautical) To wind marline around; as, to marline a rope.
Marlite Marl"ite noun [ Confer French marlite . See Marl , noun ] (Min.) A variety of marl.
Marlitic Mar·lit"ic adjective Partaking of the qualites of marlite.
Marlpit Marl"pit` noun Apit where marl is dug.
Marlstone Marl"stone` noun (Geol.) A sandy calcareous straum, containing, or impregnated with, iron, and lying between the upper and lower Lias of England.
Marly Marl"y adjective [ Compar. Marlier ; superl. Marliest .] Consisting or partaking of marl; resembling marl; abounding with marl.
Marmalade Mar"ma·lade noun [ French marmelade , Portuguese marmelada , from marmélo a quince, from Latin melimelum honey apple, Greek ... a sweet apple, an apple grafted on a quince; ... honey + ... apple. Confer Mellifluous , Melon .] A preserve or confection made of the pulp of fruit, as the quince, pear, apple, orange, etc., boiled with sugar, and brought to a jamlike consistence. Marmalade tree (Botany) , a sapotaceous tree ( Lucuma mammosa ) of the West Indies and Tropical America. It has large obovate leaves and an egg-shaped fruit from three to five inches long, containing a pleasant-flavored pulp and a single large seed. The fruit is called marmalade , or natural marmalade , from its consistency and flavor.
Marmalet Mar"ma·let` noun See Marmalade . [ Obsolete]
Marmatite Mar"ma·tite noun [ Confer French marmatite .] (Min.) A ferruginous variety of shalerite or zinc blende, nearly black in color.
Marmolite Mar"mo·lite (-mo*līt) noun [ Greek maramai`rein to sparkle + -lite .] (Min.) A thin, laminated variety of serpentine, usually of a pale green color.
Marmoraceous Mar`mo·ra"ceous adjective [ Latin marmor marble. See Marble .] Pertaining to, or like, marble.
Marmorate, Marmorated Mar"mo·rate, Mar"mo·ra`ted adjective [ Latin marmoratus , past participle of marmorate to overlay with marble, from marmor marble.] Variegated like marble; covered or overlaid with marble. [ R.]
Marmoration Mar`mo·ra"tion noun [ Latin marmoratio .] A covering or incrusting with marble; a casing of marble; a variegating so as to resemble marble. [ R.]
Marmoratum opus Mar`mo·ra`tum o"pus [ Latin See Marmorate , and Opus .] (Architecture) A kind of hard finish for plasterwork, made of plaster of Paris and marble dust, and capable of taking a high polish.
Marmoreal, Marmorean Mar·mo"re·al, Mar·mo"re·an adjective [ Latin marmoreus , from marmor marble: confer French marmoréen . See Marble .] Pertaining to, or resembling, marble; made of marble.
Marmorosis Mar`mo·ro"sis noun [ New Latin ] (Geol.) The metamorphism of limestone, that is, its conversion into marble. Geikie.
Marmose Mar"mose` noun [ French] (Zoology) A species of small opossum ( Didelphus murina ) ranging from Mexico to Brazil.
Marmoset Mar"mo·set` noun [ French marmouset a grotesque figure, an ugly little boy, probably from Late Latin marmoretum , from Latin marmor marble. Perhaps confused with marmot . See Marble .] (Zoology) Any one of numerous species of small South American monkeys of the genera Hapale and Midas , family Hapalidæ . They have long soft fur, and a hairy, nonprehensile tail. They are often kept as pets. Called also squirrel monkey .
Marmot Mar"mot noun [ Italian marmotta , marmotto , probably from Latin mus montanus , or mus montis , lit., mountain mouse or rat. See Mountain , and Mouse .] 1. (Zoology) Any rodent of the genus Arctomys . The common European marmot ( A. marmotta ) is about the size of a rabbit, and inhabits the higher regions of the Alps and Pyrenees. The bobac is another European species. The common American species ( A. monax ) is the woodchuck. 2. Any one of several species of ground squirrels or gophers of the genus Spermophilus ; also, the prairie dog. Marmot squirrel (Zoology) , a ground squirrel or spermophile. -- Prairie marmot . See Prairie dog .
Marmottes oil Mar"mottes oil` A fine oil obtained from the kernel of Prunus brigantiaca . It is used instead of olive or almond oil. De Colange.
Marmozet Mar"mo·zet` noun See Marmoset .
Marone Ma·rone" noun See Maroon , the color.
Maronite Mar"o·nite noun
; plural Maronites (Eccl. Hist.) One of a body of nominal Christians, who speak the Arabic language, and reside on Mount Lebanon and in different parts of Syria. They take their name from one Maron of the 6th century.
Maroon Ma·roon" noun [ Written also marroon .] [ French marron , abbrev. from Spanish cimarron wild, unruly, from cima the summit of a mountain; hence, negro cimarron a runaway negro that lives in the mountains.] In the West Indies and Guiana, a fugitive slave, or a free negro, living in the mountains.
Maroon Ma·roon" transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Marooned ; present participle & verbal noun Marooning .] [ See Maroon a fugitive slave.] To put (a person) ashore on a desolate island or coast and leave him to his fate. Marooning party , a social excursion party that sojourns several days on the shore or in some retired place; a prolonged picnic. [ Southern U. S.] Bartlett.
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