- vt. 在耳朵上做记号；标记
- n. 特征；耳上记号
- earmark (n.)
- mid-15c., from ear (n.1) + 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 sense "stamp of ownership."
- earmark (v.)
- 1590s, "to identify by an earmark," from earmark (n.). Meaning "to set aside money for a special purpose" is attested by 1868. Related: Earmarked; earmarking.
- 1. Correct speech is an earmark of the educated man.
- 2. I will earmark this money for your research.
- 3. He also undertook to earmark $ 235 billion in government expenditure on infrastructure projects within five years.
- 4. Who fought against wasteful and earmark spending?
- 5. This year, the central treasury will earmark 10.6 billion yuan of poverty - relief funds.
- 今年, 中央安排财政扶贫资金106亿元.
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