Definitions

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

  • n. One that marches, especially for a specific cause: a protest marcher; a peace marcher.
  • n. One who lives in a border district.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An inhabitant of a march (border country)
  • n. A person who holds lands in such a region
  • n. One who marches in a march in the political sense.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who marches.
  • n. The lord or officer who defended the marches or borders of a territory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An officer who defended the marches or borders of a territory.
  • n. One who marches.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. walks with regular or stately step
  • n. an inhabitant of a border district
  • n. fights on foot with small arms

Etymologies

(Can we verify(+) this etymology?) Middle English marche; from Anglo-Norman and Old French; from Old English germearc; Gothic marka ("boundary") (Wiktionary)
to march + -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • How long till the right starts cheering on a national level every time on a peace marcher is attacked by rednecks?

    Think Progress » Gun Advocates Plan DC March On 15th Anniversary Of Oklahoma City Bombing

  • Well, if le maître is caring about language, showing little patience for argot (in this case the French verb "marcher," "to walk," also slang for "to work" i.e.: "Ça ne marche pas -- It doesn't work"), he is also passionate about nature, and so we collected our boussoles, sketchbooks and sacs à dos* and headed due ouest.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Well, if le maître is caring about language, showing little patience for argot in this case the French verb "marcher," "to walk," also slang for "to work" i.e.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • A report that a white man in a white Mustang was spotted near the Memphis procession sent police into high gear, worried that Abernathy, Mrs. King, or another high-profile marcher was being targeted for assassination.

    Burial for a King

  • The Tigger Mother told him he was a pathetic weakling who wasn't trying hard enough, and if he just practiced practiced practiced he could march with a piano and that he'd better become the best piano marcher in the Hundred Acre Wood or else she'd give his drum to the Salvation Army.

    Laurence Hughes: The Battle Hymn of the Tigger Mother

  • There are fine performances from Sam Kelly as an unrepentant old marcher, and Ewan Hooper as his more moderate friend.

    Remembrance Day - review

  • "I don't want to see a potentially innocent man executed," said marcher Perry Goodfriend, 52, of Decatur, Ga.

    Killer's Last Bid for Clemency

  • I went to the march to celebrate but also to express my solidarity with the Tunisian people, who have suffered so much, said Paris marcher Ghazi Zouari, a 42-year-old Tunisian who has lived in France for decades.

    Tunisia hit with looting as new leader sworn in

  • I was kind of disappointed with the turnout, said Itamar Lilienthal, 19, a New York University student and marcher.

    Police crack down on 'Occupy Wall Street' protests

  • The recent violence raises frightening memories of past racial unrest — the police club fracturing black civil rights marcher John Lewis' skull in 1965 Alabama, or the cinderblock smashing white truck driver Reginald Denny's head in 1992 Los Angeles.

    U.K. violence raises questions about American unrest

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