St (lived 1st century AD) In the New Testament, Christian apostle and evangelist whose name is given to the second Gospel. It was probably written AD 65–70, and used by the authors of the first and third Gospels. He is the patron saint of Venice, and his emblem is a winged lion; feast day 25 April.
His first name was John, and his mother, Mary, was one of the first Christians in Jerusalem. He was a cousin of Barnabas, and accompanied Barnabas and Paul on their first missionary journey. He was a fellow worker with Paul in Rome, and later became Peter's interpreter after Paul's death. According to tradition he was the founder of the Christian church in Alexandria, and St Jerome says that he died and was buried there.
In Celtic legend, king of Cornwall, uncle of Tristan, and suitor and husband of Isolde.
1. A written or printed symbol (as for punctuation)
2. A visible indication made on a surface
3. A number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance); SYN. grade, score.
4. A symbol of disgrace or infamy; SYN. stigma, brand, stain.
5. The impression created by doing something unusual or extraordinary that people notice and remember
6. The basic unit of money in Germany; SYN. Deutsche Mark, Deutschmark.
Village in Illinois (USA).
The shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament; Also called: Gospel According to Mark.
1. In applications and data storage, a symbol or other device used to distinguish one item from others like it.
2. In digital transmission, the state of a communications line (positive or negative) corresponding to a binary 1. In asynchronous serial communications, a mark condition is the continuous transmission of binary 1s to indicate when the line is idle (not carrying information). In asynchronous error checking, setting the parity bit to 1 in each group of transmitted bits is known as mark parity. See also parity. Compare space.
3. In optical sensing, a pencil line, as on a voting form or an IQ test, that can be recognized by an optical reader.
1. An electromechanical calculating machine designed in the late 1930s and early 1940s by Howard Aiken of Harvard University and built by IBM. Also called: Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator, Harvard Mark I.
2. The first fully electronic stored-program computer, designed and built at Manchester University in England. It successfully executed its first program in June 1948. 3. The first commercial computer, which was based on the Manchester Mark I and released in 1951.
1. To designate as if by a mark.
2. To make or leave a mark on.