Associations to the word «Earmark»

Wiktionary

EARMARK, verb. (transitive) To mark (as of sheep) by slitting the ear.
EARMARK, verb. (transitive) (by extension) To specify or set aside for a particular purpose.
EARMARK, noun. A mark or deformation of the ear of an animal, intended to indicate ownership.
EARMARK, noun. (US) (politics) The designation of specific projects in appropriations of funding for general programs.
EARMARK, noun. A mark for identification; a distinguishing mark.

Dictionary definition

EARMARK, noun. Identification mark on the ear of a domestic animal.
EARMARK, noun. A distinctive characteristic or attribute.
EARMARK, verb. Give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your research"; "She sets aside time for meditation every day".

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