Definitions of earmark
to dedicate funds, often public funds, for a specific project, program, or purpose
Leicester City Council has earmarked an additional £100,000 for a community centre.
to have a particular intention for a place, money, position, or other thing
The hospital was earmarked for possible closure.
to reserve a post or a position for a particular person or group of people; to have a particular person in mind for a job, position, or task
Half of the newly created positions have been earmarked for women.