American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The third month of the year in the Gregorian calendar. See Table at calendar.
- Middle English March(e), from Anglo-Norman Marche, from Old French marz, from Latin mārtius, from earlier Mavors. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin Mārtius (mēnsis), (month) of Mars, from Mārs, Mārt-, Mars. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“There soon, however, was a prevailing understanding that Caesar's friends were determined on executing the design of crowning him, and that the fifteenth of March, called, in their phraseology, the _Ides of March_, was fixed upon as the coronation day.”
“The authors take the 2009 reading test results released in March from the National Assessment of Educational Progress -- considered to be the gold standard in K-12 standardized assessment -- and break down the numbers to show how well different groups of disadvantaged students are doing:”
“In a release, the NRSC points out that the money raised in March is 25 percent higher than in 2008, when the GOP had 8 more members in the Senate.”
“The health bill passed in March is particularly unpopular in the districts that matter most in the Republicans 'effort to retake the House.”
“Rose, who will leave Rolls-Royce in March, is likely to be inundated with offers to sit on the boards of some of Britain's top companies as a non executive.”
“Johanna Draper Carlson, meanwhile, notes that Wizard, which canceled its anime magazine in March, is incorporating a mini-anime convention into the Aug. 6-9 show with Anime Central Aftershock.”
“Bailey's most recent book, published in March, is a biography of John Cheever, which, I wrote last month, I wasn't going to read because I didn't think I could stand to spend 784 pages in that miserable man's company.”
“The National Association of Realtors 'Pending-Sale Index, based on agreements of sale signed for existing homes during a month, fell 20.1 percent in March from the same month in the 2007.”
“But at the same token, Obama distanced himself in March from the guy.”
“Aug. 1, 2005: Baseball player Rafael Palmeiro, who emphatically denied steroid use before a House panel in March, is suspended for a positive test he later blames on a vitamin B-12 shot.”
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