Earmark

Definition of Earmark

Ear´mark`   Pronunciation: ēr´märk`
n.1.A mark on the ear of sheep, oxen, dogs, etc., as by cropping or slitting.
2.A mark for identification; a distinguishing mark.
Money is said to have no earmark.
- Wharton.
Flying, he [a slave] should be described by the rounding of his head, and his earmark.
- Robynson (More's Utopia).
A set of intellectual ideas . . . have earmarks upon them, no tokens of a particular proprietor.
- Burrow.
v. t.1.To mark, as sheep, by cropping or slitting the ear.
[imp. & p. p. Earmarked ; p. pr. & vb. n. Earmarking.]
2.To designate or reserve for a specific purpose; as, the alumni fund was earmarked for dormitory construction.

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