Definition of earmark :
1. A mark for identification; a distinguishing mark.
2. A mark on the ear of sheep, oxen, dogs, etc., as by cropping or slitting.
3. To mark, as sheep, by cropping or slitting the ear.
authentication, grant, give up, take into account, book, allow for, permit, money, tolerate, seize, characteristic, collect, countenance, provide, capture, hold, reserve, suspend, hallmark, conquer, sign, admit, attribute, appropriate, stylemark, designate, trademark, assay-mark, quality, set-aside, leave, let
allot (part of speech: verb)
- Then he added quickly, as if regretting his remark, " Our earmark is an under- bit right and a split left, you said. - "When A Man's A Man", Harold Bell Wright.
- So I earmark the calf with the owner's marks, and don't brand him at all. - "When A Man's A Man", Harold Bell Wright.
- Here it is again- the earmark of a crime, and no crime- yet. - "The Heart of the Range", William Patterson White.