Definitions for: Marking

[n] the act of making a visible mark on a surface
[n] evaluation of performance by assigning a grade or score; "what he disliked about teaching was all the grading he had to do"
[n] a pattern of marks
[n] a distinguishing symbol; "the owner's mark was on all the sheep"

Webster (1913) Definition: Mark"ing, n.
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 (Bot.), 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.

Synonyms: grading, mark, marker, scoring

See Also: assay-mark, authentication, blaze, brand, broad arrow, cairn, crisscross, cross, dapple, decoration, design, earmark, evaluation, eyespot, figure, fleck, hallmark, label, lineation, maculation, mark, milepost, milestone, mottling, ocellus, patch, pattern, peg, pin, pip, postmark, rating, shading, speckle, spot, spot, streak, stripe, striping, symbol, trademark, watermark

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