American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To walk steadily and rhythmically forward in step with others.
- v. To begin to move in such a manner: The troops will march at dawn.
- v. To proceed directly and purposefully: marched in and demanded to see the manager.
- v. To progress steadily onward; advance: Time marches on.
- v. To be arranged in an orderly fashion that suggests steady rhythmical progression.
- v. To participate in an organized walk, as for a public cause.
- v. To cause to move or otherwise progress in a steady rhythmical manner: march soldiers into battle; marched us off to the dentist.
- v. To traverse by progressing steadily and rhythmically: They marched the route in a day.
- n. The act of marching, especially:
- n. The steady forward movement of a body of troops.
- n. A long tiring journey on foot.
- n. Steady forward movement or progression: the march of time.
- n. A regulated pace: quick march; slow march.
- n. The distance covered within a certain period of time by moving or progressing steadily and rhythmically: a week's march away.
- n. Music A composition in regularly accented, usually duple meter that is appropriate to accompany marching.
- n. An organized walk or procession by a group of people for a specific cause or issue.
- idiom. on the march Advancing steadily; progressing: Technology is on the march.
- idiom. steal a march on To get ahead of, especially by quiet enterprise.
- n. The border or boundary of a country or an area of land; a frontier.
- n. A tract of land bordering on two countries and claimed by both.
- v. To have a common boundary: England marches with Scotland.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A frontier or boundary of a territory; a border; hence, a borderland; a district or political division of a country conterminous with the boundary-line of another country. In Scotland the term is commonly applied to the boundaries, or the marks which determine the boundaries, of conterminous estates or lands, whether large or small. The word is most familiar historically with reference to the boundaries between England and Wales and between England and Scotland. The latter were divided into two parts, the western and the middle marches, each of which had courts peculiar to itself, and a kind of president or governor, who was called
warden of the marches. See mark, 13.
- To constitute a march or border; be bordering; lie continuously parallel and contiguous; abut.
- To dwell adjacent; neighbor.
- To walk with measured steps, or with a steady regular tread; move in a deliberate, stately manner; step with regularity, earnestness, or gravity: often used trivially, as in the expression, he marched off angrily.
- Specifically, to walk with concerted steps in regular or measured time, as a body or a member of a body of soldiers or a procession; move in uniform order and time; step together in ranks.
- To move in military order, as a body of troops; advance in a soldierly manner: as, in the morning the regiment marched; they marched twenty miles.
- To cause to move in military order, or in a body or regular procession: as, to march an army to the battle-field.
- To cause to go anywhere at one's command and under one's guidance: as, the policeman marched his prisoner to the lockup.
- n. A measured and uniform walk or concerted and orderly movement of a body of men, as soldiers; a regular advance of a body of men, in which they keep time with each other and sometimes with music; stately and deliberate walk; steady or labored progression: used figuratively in regard to poetry, from its rhythm resembling the measured harmonious stepping of soldiery.
- n. An advance from one halting-place to another, as of a body of soldiers or travelers; the distance passed over in a single course of marching; a military journey of a body of troops: as, a march of twenty miles.
- n. Progressive advancement; progress; regular course.
- n. A military signal to move, consisting of a particular drum-beat or bugle-call.
- n. In music, a strongly rhythmical composition designed to accompany marching or to imitate a march-movement. The rhythm is usually duple, but it may be triply compound. Marches generally consist of two contrasted sections, the second of which (commonly called the trio) is softer and more flowing than the first, and is followed by a repetition of the first. Rapid marches are often called
quickstepsor military marches. Slow marches are also called processional marches, and are further distinguished as funeral (or dead-), nuptial, triumphal, etc.
- n. In weaving, one of the short laths placed across the treadles beneath the shafts of a loom.
- n. In the game of euchre, a taking of all five tricks by one side.
- n. The third month of our year, consisting of thirty-one days. It was the first month of the ancient Roman year till the adoption of the Julian calendar, which was followed by the Gregorian; previous to the latter it was reckoned the first month in many European countries, and so continued in England till 1752, the legal year there before that date beginning on the 25th of March.
- n. The celery plant, Apium graveolens, and parsley, Petroselinum Petroselinum. Also merch.
- n. An abbreviation of Marchioness.
- n. A formal, rhythmic way of walking, used especially by soldiers, bands and in ceremonies.
- n. A political rally or parade
- n. Any song in the genre of music written for marching (see Wikipedia's article on this type of music)
- n. Steady forward movement or progression.
- n. obsolete Smallage.
- v. To walk with long, regular strides, as a soldier does.
- v. To go to war; to make military advances.
- n. historical A border region, especially one originally set up to defend a boundary.
- n. historical A region at a frontier governed by a marquess.
- n. The name for any of various territories in Europe having etymologically cognate names in their native languages.
- v. intransitive To have common borders or frontiers
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The third month of the year, containing thirty-one days.
- n. A territorial border or frontier; a region adjacent to a boundary line; a confine; -- used chiefly in the plural, and in English history applied especially to the border land on the frontiers between England and Scotland, and England and Wales.
- v. obsolete To border; to be contiguous; to lie side by side.
- v. To move with regular steps, as a soldier; to walk in a grave, deliberate, or stately manner; to advance steadily.
- v. To proceed by walking in a body or in military order.
- v. To cause to move with regular steps in the manner of a soldier; to cause to move in military array, or in a body, as troops; to cause to advance in a steady, regular, or stately manner; to cause to go by peremptory command, or by force.
- n. The act of marching; a movement of soldiers from one stopping place to another; military progress; advance of troops.
- n. Hence: Measured and regular advance or movement, like that of soldiers moving in order; stately or deliberate walk; steady onward movement.
- n. The distance passed over in marching
- n. A piece of music designed or fitted to accompany and guide the movement of troops; a piece of music in the march form.
- n. district consisting of the area on either side of a border or boundary of a country or an area
- n. the month following February and preceding April
- v. walk fast, with regular or measured steps; walk with a stride
- v. march in a procession
- n. a procession of people walking together
- v. march in protest; take part in a demonstration
- v. walk ostentatiously
- v. lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
- n. a steady advance
- v. cause to march or go at a marching pace
- n. a degree granted for the successful completion of advanced study of architecture
- n. the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)
- n. genre of music written for marching
- v. force to march
- Middle English marchen from Middle French marcher ("to march, to walk"), from Old French marchier ("to stride, to march, to trample"), from Frankish *to mark, mark out, to press with the foot, from Proto-Germanic *markō, from Proto-Indo-European *mereg- (“edge, boundary”). Akin to Old English mearc, ġemearc "mark, boundary". (Wiktionary)
- Middle English marchen, from Old French marchier, from Frankish *markōn, to mark out. Middle English, from Old French marche, of Germanic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The present "march of intellect" will _march away_ these bipeds and quadrupeds, and no doubt the noble Marquess of Exeter "would much rather have their _room_ than their _company_.”
“This march is an opportunity to demonstrate that what is good for Latinos is central to the nation's future and that our robust community is not a voiceless one.”
“This march is also crucial to show the frustration of the community and to put more pressure on Congress and the administration to push for policies that make sense politically, economically and socially for all.”
“The One Nation Working Together march is the culmination of months of planning begun by civil rights organizations and labor unions.”
“Unbelievable when every other march is allowed to despite the initial attempt at saying no! The first test of the Federation I would think!”
“He was murdered just before he launched his next great march on Washington, which he referred to as the march of the poor and the oppressed, and the marchers he was organizing were both black and white, who were impoverished and unemployed.”
“Leading this march is atopic dermatitis which is often accompanied by food allergy.”
“I hope his march is a flop – but there will always be blind Bush-lovers around – but I hope the march against Bush on 9/24 in front of the White House will exceed our highest hopes.”
“Included in the march is a low-power FM radio station, broadcast from a radiocicleta (an adapted bicycle equipped with a radio transmitter and antenna that will accompany the march).”
“Stallings has fond memories of his Red Ryan victory, but a traffic snarl nearly derailed his title march.”
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