AskDefine | Define earmark

Dictionary Definition



1 identification mark on the ear of a domestic animal
2 a distinctive characteristic or attribute [syn: hallmark, trademark, stylemark] v : give or assign a share of money or time to a particular person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your research" [syn: allow, appropriate, set aside, reserve]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To specify or set aside for a particular purpose.
    You can donate to the organization as a whole, or you can earmark your contribution for a particular project.


Extensive Definition

Earmark may refer to:
earmark in German: Zweckbindung

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