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1. identification mark on the ear of a domestic animal
2. a distinctive characteristic or attribute
3. A mark on the ear of sheep, oxen, dogs, etc., as by cropping or slitting.
4. give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause
I will earmark this money for your research|She sets aside time for meditation every day
5. To mark, as sheep, by cropping or slitting the ear.