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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.