an official mark or stamp indicating a standard of purity, used in marking gold and silver articles assayed by the Goldsmiths’ Company of London; plate mark.
any mark or special indication of genuineness, good quality, etc.
any distinguishing feature or characteristic:
Accuracy is a hallmark of good scholarship.
verb (used with object)
to stamp or imprint (something) with a hallmark.
(Brit) an official series of marks, instituted by statute in 1300, and subsequently modified, stamped by the Guild of Goldsmiths at one of its assay offices on gold, silver, or platinum (since 1975) articles to guarantee purity, date of manufacture, etc
a mark or sign of authenticity or excellence
an outstanding or distinguishing feature
(transitive) to stamp with or as if with a hallmark
1721, official stamp of purity in gold and silver articles, from Goldsmiths’ Hall in London, site of the assay office; see hall + mark (n.1). General sense of “mark of quality” first recorded 1864. As a verb from 1773.
[huh-loh] /həˈloʊ/ interjection 1. (used to call or answer someone, or to incite dogs in hunting.) noun, plural hallos. 2. the cry “hallo!”. 3. a shout of exultation. verb (used without object), halloed, halloing. 4. to call with a loud voice; shout; cry, as after hunting dogs. verb (used with object), halloed, halloing. 5. to […]
[huh-loh, ha-] /həˈloʊ, hæ-/ interjection, noun, plural halloas, verb (used with or without object), halloaed, halloaing. 1. .
noun 1. a national shrine in New York City commemorating the names of outstanding Americans. 2. a room, building, etc., set aside to honor outstanding individuals in any profession, locality, nation, or the like. 3. a number of individuals acclaimed as outstanding in a particular profession, field of endeavor, locality, or the like. noun (mainly […]
noun, (sometimes lowercase) Informal. 1. a person who has been accepted into a Hall of Fame.