earmark


earmark
I noun brand, cachet, designation, distinguishing mark, emblem, identification, indication, label, mark, mark of identification, mark of identity, sign, symbol II index allocate, allot, brand, brand (mark), designate, designation (symbol), device (distinguishing mark), distinction (difference), index (catalog), label, property (distinctive attribute), quality (grade), reserve, specialty (distinctive mark)

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  • earmark — ear‧mark [ˈɪəmɑːk ǁ ˈɪrmɑːrk] verb [transitive] to plan to use something for a particular purpose or to give someone a particular role: earmark somebody/​something for • Of the money provided, 80% was earmarked for use in metropolitan areas.… …   Financial and business terms

  • Earmark — may refer to:*Earmark (agriculture) *Earmark (politics) *Earmark (finance) …   Wikipedia

  • Earmark — Ear mark ([=e]r m[aum]rk ), n. 1. A mark on the ear of sheep, oxen, dogs, etc., as by cropping or slitting. [1913 Webster] 2. A mark for identification; a distinguishing mark. [1913 Webster] Money is said to have no earmark. Wharton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • earmark — [n] signature characteristic attribute, differential, distinction, feature, hallmark, label, marking, peculiarity, quality, stamp, tag, token, trademark, trait; concept 644 earmark [v] reserve allocate, designate, keep back, label, maintain, mark …   New thesaurus

  • earmark — ► NOUN 1) a mark on the ear of a domesticated animal indicating ownership or identity. 2) an identifying feature. ► VERB 1) apply an earmark to. 2) (be earmarked) be designated for a particular purpose …   English terms dictionary

  • Earmark — Ear mark , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Earmarked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Earmarking}.] 1. To mark, as sheep, by cropping or slitting the ear. [1913 Webster] 2. To designate or reserve for a specific purpose; as, the alumni fund was earmarked for dormitory… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • earmark — [ir′märk΄] n. 1. a mark or brand put on the ear of a domestic animal to show ownership 2. an identifying mark or feature; characteristic; sign vt. 1. to mark the ears of (livestock) for identification 2. to set a distinctive or informative mark… …   English World dictionary

  • earmark — {{11}}earmark (n.) late 15c., from EAR (Cf. ear) (1) + MARK (Cf. mark) (n.1). Originally a cut or mark in the ear of sheep and cattle, serving as a sign of ownership (also a punishment of certain criminals); first recorded 1570s in figurative… …   Etymology dictionary

  • earmark — I UK [ˈɪə(r)ˌmɑː(r)k] / US [ˈɪrˌmɑrk] noun [countable, usually plural] Word forms earmark : singular earmark plural earmarks American a rule that makes sure that the United States Congress uses an amount of money only for a particular purpose II… …   English dictionary

  • earmark — /ear mahrk /, n. 1. any identifying or distinguishing mark or characteristic: The mayor s statement had all the earmarks of dirty politics. 2. a mark of identification made on the ear of an animal to show ownership. v.t. 3. to set aside for a… …   Universalium


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