2016年2月28日 星期日

mark, unmarked, vibrant, wedge, marksman, leave (or make) its (or one's or a) mark

 Canada is doing more to commemorate the end of the 1991 war than the U.S.
That's right. Canada.



Foreign Relations
Steinmeier's return to the Foreign Ministry

Social Democrat Frank-Walter Steinmeier will take control of the Foreign
Ministry for the second time under a grand coalition. But this time it will
be harder to leave his mark - next to "foreign chancellor" Merkel.


North Korea is marking the second anniversary of the death of leader Kim Jong-il, days after the dramatic purge of a top-level official.



 For him, "Berggeist" points the way into the future - composed eight years before Weber's "Freitschütz" ("The Marksman"), it's like the work of an older brother.



But what does Dell have to offer Microsoft to justify a $2 billion check?
The first reason is clear: To keep the Windows ecosystem, under attack from all sides, both vibrant and large.
 But there’s another less-obvious reason, too: To help wedge Microsoft deeper into corporate computing systems.


Diagnosis: Battered but Vibrant
By BENEDICT CAREY
Amid recession and violence, the resilience of Chatham, on Chicago's South Side, bolsters a theory that sees a community's character as the key to its success.


Guangdong has long been the most vibrant and economically liberal province in China. Now the idea that economic liberalism might be matched by greater political openness has come to be called the “Guangdong model”. A prominent supporter is Xiao Bin of Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, the provincial capital. On the blackboard, he draws a picture of an egg. He makes chalk marks on the white to show how changes can be made in the way the party rules, while leaving the yolk—for which read a Communist Party monopoly on power—unmarked.



vibrant

音節vi・brant 発音記号/vάɪbrənt/音声を聞く
【形容詞】
音節
vi • brant
発音
váibrənt

1 〈物が〉(急速に)振動する;〈弦などが〉振動して音を発する.
2 〈音・声が〉響き渡る;〈色が〉はでな.
3 〈物・事・行為が〉刺激的な, 生き生きとした;(…で)わくわく[ぞくぞく]するような((with ...)).
4 〈場所・社会・生活が〉(活力などで)みなぎる, 活気がある, 脈打つ((with ...));活気に満ちた
a street vibrant with energy
活力に満ちた通り.
5 〈人・性格が〉元気いっぱいの, 活発な, 精力的な
a vibrant presence
活発な態度.
6 《音声学》有声の.
-bran・cy, -brance
[名]

d
【叙述的用法の形容詞】 〔生気などで〕鼓動して脈打って 〔with〕.
用例
a city vibrant with life 活気みなぎる都会.

verb
[with object]
  • 1make (a visible impression or stain) on:he fingered the photograph gently, careful not to mark it
  • [no object] become stained:it is made from a sort of woven surface which doesn’t mark or tear
  • 2 write a word or symbol on (an object), typically for identification:she marked all her possessions with her name [with object and complement]:an envelope marked “private and confidential.”
  • write (a word or figure) on an object:she marked the date down on a card
  • (mark something off) put a line by or through something written or printed on paper to indicate that it has passed or been dealt with:he marked off their names in a ledger
  • show the position of:the top of the pass marks the border between Alaska and the Yukon
  • separate or delineate (a particular section or area of something):you need to mark out the part of the garden where the sun lingers longest
  • (of a particular quality or feature) separate or distinguish (someone or something) from other people or things:his sword marked him out as an officer
  • (mark someone out for) select or destine someone for (a particular role or condition):the solicitor general marked him out for government office
  • (mark someone down as) judge someone to be (a particular type or class of person):she had marked him down as a liberal
  • acknowledge, honor, or celebrate (an important event or occasion) with a particular action:to mark its fiftieth anniversary, the group held a fashion show
  • be an indication of (a significant occasion, stage, or development):the move to the new Globe theatre marked a new phase in Shakespeare’s writing career
  • (usually be marked) characterize as having a particular quality or feature:the reaction to these developments has been marked by a note of hysteria
  • chiefly British (of a clock or watch) show (a certain time):his watch marked five past eight
  • (of a teacher or examiner) assess the standard of (a piece of written work) by assigning points for proficiency or correct answers:the teachers are given adequate time to mark term papers
  • (mark someone/something down) reduce the number of marks awarded to a student, candidate, or their work:I was marked down for having skipped the last essay question
  • 5notice or pay careful attention to:he’ll leave you, you mark my words!
6(of a player in a team game) stay close to (a particular opponent) in order to prevent them getting or passing the ball.

unmarked
(ŭn-märkt') pronunciation
adj.
  1. Not bearing an identifying mark: an unmarked police car; unmarked merchandise.
  2. Not observed or noticed.

Definition of marksman
noun (plural marksmen)
  • a person skilled in shooting: a police marksman
  • informal a footballer skilled in scoring goals: he is one of the country’s most prolific marksmen, scoring 34 goals in 46 matches

Derivatives

marksmanship
noun

leave (or make) its (or one's or a) mark

have a lasting or significant effect:she left her mark on the world of foreign policy
 

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