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accent a mark (' or `). Accents are used to show what parts of a word are to be said with more stress. [2/5 definitions]
ace a playing card that has only one mark. In card games, an ace has either the highest value of all the cards or the lowest. [1/5 definitions]
apostrophe1 a punctuation mark ('). It is used to show where one or more letters or numbers have been left out. "Wouldn't" for "would not" and "'87" for "1987" use apostrophes this way. [3 definitions]
birthmark a mark or mole on the skin present from birth.
black widow a small spider of North and South America. The female has a shiny, black body with a red mark on her underside and a poisonous bite.
blaze2 a spot or mark on a tree to show a trail. [3 definitions]
blemish a mark that spoils the perfection of something; flaw. [1/3 definitions]
blur a smudge or unclear mark. [1/5 definitions]
bookmark a strip of leather, ribbon, or paper placed between pages to mark a place in a book.
brand a burn mark made on cattle or other animals with a hot iron to show who the owner is. [3/4 definitions]
breve a mark ( ˇ ). A breve is placed over a vowel to indicate that the vowel is short.
bruise an injury that does not cause a break in the skin or bone but usually causes a dark blue or purple mark to appear on the skin. [1/3 definitions]
buoy a float attached by line to the bottom of a body of water to mark a location. [1/3 definitions]
cancel to mark, cross out, or change to keep from being used again. [1/2 definitions]
caret a mark (^). It is used to show where an insertion is to be made in a text.
cedilla a mark ( ). It is placed under certain letters to change that letter's pronunciation in French, where "" has the sound of "s."
check to put a mark next to in order to show that something is correct or has been done (often followed by "off"). [1/11 definitions]
colon1 a punctuation mark (:). It is used to introduce a series, quotation, or explanation. [2 definitions]
comma a punctuation mark (,). It is used to separate words, phrases, or other parts of a sentence or list, or to show a pause in speech. It is also used when writing numbers of one thousand or greater to mark off groups of three digits.
crisscross a mark or pattern of two or more lines crossing each other. [2/4 definitions]
cross to mark off or scratch out from a list (usually followed by "out" or "off"). [1/10 definitions]