Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The pulpy residue left after the juice has been pressed from grapes, apples, or other fruits.
  • n. Brandy distilled from grape or apple residue.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The refuse matter that remains after fruit, particularly grapes, has been pressed.
  • n. An alcoholic spirit distilled from the marc of grapes.
  • n. A weight of various commodities, especially of gold and silver, used in different European countries. In France and Holland it was equal to eight ounces.
  • n. A coin formerly current in England and Scotland, equal to thirteen shillings and four pence.
  • n. A German coin and money of account; the mark.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The refuse matter which remains after the pressure of fruit, particularly of grapes.
  • n. A weight of various commodities, esp. of gold and silver, used in different European countries. In France and Holland it was equal to eight ounces.
  • n. A coin formerly current in England and Scotland, equal to thirteen shillings and four pence.
  • n. A German coin and money of account. See Mark.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See mark.
  • n. The refuse matter which remains after the pressing of fruit, as grapes or olives; as applied to apples, pomace.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. made from residue of grapes or apples after pressing

Etymologies

French, from Old French march, from marchier, to trample; see march1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle French marc. (Wiktionary)

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  • "At the back, the kitchen (?), another table where two women and a man are playing cards and sipping some marc. No one else."
    Witch Grass by Raymond Queneau, translated by Barbara Wright, p 33 of the NYRB paperback

    November 5, 2010

  • "Hassan can ask that a barman at a bar tap a cask and draw a man a draft (half a dram, a glass): marc, grappa and armagnac, malt, arrack and schnapps."
    Eunoia by Christian Bök (upgraded edition), p 16

    May 20, 2010

  • Cram backwards.

    September 30, 2008

  • Thanks, bilby!

    September 30, 2008

  • Leeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!

    September 30, 2008

  • A spirit similar to grappa.

    Also an acronym of "Maintenance and Repair Contract".

    November 24, 2007

  • 1. The pulpy residue left after the juice has been pressed from grapes, apples, or other fruits.
    2. Brandy distilled from grape or apple residue.

    July 30, 2007

  • An acronym for MAchine-Readable Cataloging. MARC is a data standard used by libraries to store and exchange bibliographic information via computer, originally developed by Henriette Avram at the Library of Congress in the 1960s: http://www.loc.gov/marc/.

    July 30, 2007