From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
- A stone or post used to indicate position and guide travellers.
- A target for shooting at with a projectile.
- 1786, To give them an accurate eye and strength of arm, none under twenty-four years of age might shoot at any standing mark, except it was for a rover, and then he was to change his mark at every shot; and no person above that age might shoot at any mark whose distance was less than eleven score yards. — Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, page 37.
- A marker indicating the finishing-point of a race; any goal or objective.
- A characteristic feature.
- A good sense of manners is the mark of a true gentleman.
- A written character or sign.
- A stamp or other indication of provenance, quality etc.
- Mark the Evangelist (5–68), traditionally ascribed author of the Gospel of Mark
- Gospel of Mark, one of the four canonical gospels and one of the three synoptic gospels