mark (someone or something) with (something)

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mark (someone or something) with (something)

1. To make one or more marks on someone or something with a particular material. I've marked all your papers with red ink so that you can see my corrections clearly. The priest marked the celebrants with ash on their foreheads.
2. To place a specific number, letter, or other symbol on someone or something to indicate a particular meaning. The bouncer marked everyone's hands with a large X if they were underage. Mark the crates with a 1 if they are being delivered to Texas, and mark them with a 2 if they are being delivered to New York.
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mark someone or something with something

 
1. to use something with which to mark someone or something. She marked one of the twins with a sticker so she could identify him later. Jill marked the ones that were sold with a wax pencil.
2. to place a particular kind of mark on someone or something. The attendant marked the concertgoers who had paid with a rubber stamp. Frank marked the book with his initials.
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References in classic literature ?
That he had no fear of or desire to avoid responsibility for his acts he grimly evidenced by marking with a dagger's point upon the foreheads of those who fell before his own sword the initials NT.
For some contractors, marking with the 2-D matrix required by UID policy and the latest version of MIL-STD 130 may represent their first foray into high capacity automatic data capture.
The lasers can also create a contrasting mark on PVC, Wire marking with the firm's FH Series marking heads can be accomplished in Index mode, where wire movement pauses during marking, or in Tracker mode, where marking is performed on the fly while the wire is traveling past the marking head.
For our parts-marking capabilities, this means that we must include "human-readable" marking with all machine-readable code.