(redirected from Off the mark)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • all
  • noun
  • verb
  • phrase

Synonyms for mark



make your mark


  • succeed
  • make it
  • make good
  • prosper
  • be a success
  • achieve recognition
  • get on in the world
  • make something of yourself
  • find a place in the sun
  • make a success of yourself

mark someone off

mark something down


  • make cheaper
  • reduce
  • lower the price of

mark something or someone out

mark something out

mark something up: increase the price of


  • increase the price of
  • raise the price of

mark something up: edit


wide of the mark

Synonyms for mark

the visible effect made on a surface by pressure

something visible or evident that gives grounds for believing in the existence or presence of something else

a name or other device placed on merchandise to signify its ownership or manufacture

a means by which individuals are compared and judged

the act of noting, observing, or taking into account

one that is fired at, attacked, or abused


a person who is easily deceived or victimized

to make known or identify, as by signs

to give a precise indication of, as on a register or scale

to make a target of


to give grounds for believing in the existence or presence of

to set off by or as if by a mark indicating ownership or manufacture

to attach a ticket to

to evaluate and assign a grade to


to perceive with a special effort of the senses or the mind

mark down: to become or make less in price or value

Synonyms for mark

a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)

a reference point to shoot at

the impression created by doing something unusual or extraordinary that people notice and remember

Related Words

a symbol of disgrace or infamy

formerly the basic unit of money in Germany

Apostle and companion of Saint Peter

a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)


Related Words

the shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament

an indication of damage

a marking that consists of lines that cross each other

Related Words

something that exactly succeeds in achieving its goal

be a distinctive feature, attribute, or trait

mark by some ceremony or observation


to accuse or condemn or openly or formally or brand as disgraceful

notice or perceive


Related Words

make small marks into the surface of

establish as the highest level or best performance


make underscoring marks

remove from a list

assign a grade or rank to, according to one's evaluation

insert punctuation marks into


Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
Title: The Off the Mark Science Fiction Picture Show Author: Mark Parisi Published by: Plan Nine Publishing ISBN: 1-929462-33-6 Price: USD9.
However, much of what Jackson says is so seriously off the mark, not only by my reading but by that of other reviewers, as to go considerably beyond just differences of opinion and to put in question the attention given to the book.
What a start Everton have made, particularly as they are usually slow off the mark and then forced to play catch-up.
Former Rangers ace Boyd, who is on loan at Forest from Middlesbrough, got off the mark in last weekend's 3-2 defeat at Swansea City.
Admittedly he took a while to get off the mark, finally obliging at the fourth time of asking when winning a very average Doncaster event over seven furlongs.
Murton drew 1-1 with visitors Cramlington Town who were indebted to Nathan Rogerson's 85th-minute equaliser after Steve Turner got Murton off the mark.
Lowe was quick off the mark, firing Middlesbrough in front after just 10 minutes and he added a second two minutes later.
One of the most high-profile of recruits to the hurdling game in a while - he won over pounds 150,000 on the level - he got off the mark at the first time of asking at Newbury.
This three-year-old got off the mark last month at Roscommon, where she led a furlong from home and ran on strongly to beat 14 rivals in a seven-furlong maiden event.
Obviously, the sale clearly showed that the Orangetown assessment was way off the mark," noted Schuller, "but the real issue is whether this is an isolated case or whether other local assessors have been equally remiss in accurately appraising the value of commercial real estate in Westchester and Rockland counties.
45 Windsor SP forecast 7-4 Appears to have improved this season and got off the mark well enough at Leicester two weeks ago.
PRESTON 1 HUDDERSFIELD 0 LEAGUE ONE CHRIS ROBERTSON admitted his relief at getting off the mark for Preston after a rough few weeks for the club.
Lost Soldier Three is proving a frustrating individual to follow but he gets his chance to get off the mark for the year in the Bet Live In PlayAt totesport.
MANCHESTER City boss Mark Hughes backed Carlos Tevez to stay on the goal trail after the striker got off the mark in the 2-0 Carling Cup win at Crystal Palace.