earmark for (to)

 Set aside for.
 ► “Precisely how much investors earmark for index funds and for active management depends on their investment horizon and risk tolerance.” (Money, Aug. 1995, p. 68)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • earmark — v. (d; tr.) to earmark for (money has been earmarked for the new library) * * * [ ɪəmɑːk] (d; tr.) to earmark for (money has been earmarked for the new library) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • earmark — ear‧mark [ˈɪəmɑːk ǁ ˈɪrmɑːrk] verb [transitive] to plan to use something for a particular purpose or to give someone a particular role: earmark somebody/​something for • Of the money provided, 80% was earmarked for use in metropolitan areas.… …   Financial and business terms

  • Earmark — Ear mark ([=e]r m[aum]rk ), n. 1. A mark on the ear of sheep, oxen, dogs, etc., as by cropping or slitting. [1913 Webster] 2. A mark for identification; a distinguishing mark. [1913 Webster] Money is said to have no earmark. Wharton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Earmark (agriculture) — Earmark is a term that dates to the 16th century, originally referring to cuts or marks in the ears of cattle, pigs and sheep made to show ownership, age and/or gender. Today it is commonly used to refer to an institution s ability to designate… …   Wikipedia

  • earmark — ► NOUN 1) a mark on the ear of a domesticated animal indicating ownership or identity. 2) an identifying feature. ► VERB 1) apply an earmark to. 2) (be earmarked) be designated for a particular purpose …   English terms dictionary

  • Earmark — Ear mark , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Earmarked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Earmarking}.] 1. To mark, as sheep, by cropping or slitting the ear. [1913 Webster] 2. To designate or reserve for a specific purpose; as, the alumni fund was earmarked for dormitory… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • earmark — [ir′märk΄] n. 1. a mark or brand put on the ear of a domestic animal to show ownership 2. an identifying mark or feature; characteristic; sign vt. 1. to mark the ears of (livestock) for identification 2. to set a distinctive or informative mark… …   English World dictionary

  • earmark — I UK [ˈɪə(r)ˌmɑː(r)k] / US [ˈɪrˌmɑrk] noun [countable, usually plural] Word forms earmark : singular earmark plural earmarks American a rule that makes sure that the United States Congress uses an amount of money only for a particular purpose II… …   English dictionary

  • Earmark (politics) — In United States politics, earmarks refer to congressional provisions that direct approved funds to be spent on specific projects, or that direct specific exemptions from taxes or mandated fees. Earmarks can be found both in legislation (also… …   Wikipedia

  • earmark — {{11}}earmark (n.) late 15c., from EAR (Cf. ear) (1) + MARK (Cf. mark) (n.1). Originally a cut or mark in the ear of sheep and cattle, serving as a sign of ownership (also a punishment of certain criminals); first recorded 1570s in figurative… …   Etymology dictionary

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