Definitions

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

  • n. The third month of the year in the Gregorian calendar. See Table at calendar.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The third month of the Gregorian calendar, following February and preceding April. Abbreviation: Mar or Mar.
  • proper n. A surname for someone born in March, or for someone living near a boundary (marche).

Etymologies

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)
Middle English March(e), from Anglo-Norman Marche, from Old French marz, from Latin mārtius, from earlier Mavors. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 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.

    History of Julius Caesar

  • 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:

    The elephant that Obama and Lauer ignored: Poverty and student achievement

  • 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.

    Senate Republicans have $15 million in the bank

  • The health bill passed in March is particularly unpopular in the districts that matter most in the Republicans 'effort to retake the House.

    Health Law Unpopular in Key House Districts

  • 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.

    John Rose to quit Rolls-Royce after 14 years at helm

  • 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.

    Wizard Chicago Con Jumps on Anime Bandwagon » Manga Worth Reading

  • 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.

    Old heart crying

  • 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.

    Eschaton

  • But at the same token, Obama distanced himself in March from the guy.

    Obama: Wright is 'free to speak his mind'

  • 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.

    BALCO investigation timeline

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