Meaning of watermark

wa•ter•mark

Pronunciation: (wô'tur-märk", wot'ur-), [key]
— n.
  1. a mark indicating the height to which water rises or has risen, as in a river or inlet.
  2. See(def. 5).
  3. a figure or design impressed in some paper during manufacture, visible when the paper is held to the light.
—v.t.
  1. to mark (paper) with a watermark.
  2. to impress (a design, pattern, etc.), as a watermark.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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