mark (n.) 1
target, goal, aim
2H4 II.iii.31 [Lady Percy to Northumberland, of Percy] He was the mark and glass, copy and book, / That fashioned others
2H6 I.i.241 [York alone, of the crown] that's the golden mark I seek to hit
AW III.ii.107 [Helena alone, as if to Bertram] is it I / That drive thee from the sportive court, where thou / Wast shot at with fair eyes, to be the mark / Of smoky muskets?
H8 II.i.165 [Second Gentleman to First Gentleman, of the latter's view] I think you have hit the mark
LLL IV.ii.111 [Nathaniel reading Berowne's letter to Rosaline] If knowledge be the mark
MA II.i.226 [Benedick to Don Pedro] I stood like a man at a mark
Sonn 116.5 [of love] it is an ever-fixed mark / That looks on tempest and is never shaken
TC [Hector to Soldier] thou art a goodly mark
Tim V.iii.10 [Soldier alone, of his captain] Before proud Athens he's set down by this, / Whose fall the mark of his ambition is
TNK I.iv.43 [Theseus to all, of different events] Hath set a mark which nature could not reach to