Marked is an adjective meaning “clear” or “noticeable.” Filling your living room with pictures of pandas will show your marked appreciation for all things panda.

The adjective marked can have several senses. In addition to meaning “very noticeable,” it can be used in relation to the noun mark, as in “to show a mark.” You may have also heard the expression a “marked man.” Marked in this sense means to have been chosen for punishment or a bad ending. Trip your opponent in this year’s field day sack race, and you will likely find yourself a marked man at the next contest.

Definitions of marked
  1. adjective
    strongly marked; easily noticeable
    “walked with a marked limp”
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    capable or worthy of being perceived
  2. adjective
    having or as if having an identifying mark or a mark as specified; often used in combination
    “played with marked cards”
    “a scar- marked face”
    “well- marked roads”
    asterisked, starred
    marked with an asterisk
    marked with stripes or bands
    deeply affected or marked by mental or physical pain or injury
    clearly indicated
    having markings suggestive of a mask
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    not having an identifying mark
    unasterisked, unstarred
    not marked with an asterisk
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  3. adjective
    singled out for notice or especially for a dire fate
    “a marked man”
    obvious to the eye or mind
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