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March definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

M`ARCH, n. [L. Mars, the god of war.]
The third month of the year.
M`ARCH, v.i. To border on; to be contiguous to.
M`ARCH, v.i. [L. marceo]
1. To move by steps and in order, as soldiers; to move in a military manner. We say, the army marched, or the troops marched.
2. To walk in a grave, deliberate or stately manner.
Like thee, great son of Jove, like thee,
When clad in rising majesty,
Thou marchest down o'er Delos' hills.

M`ARCH, v.t. To cause to move, as an army. Buonaparte marched an immense army to Moscow, but he did not march them back to France.
1. To cause to move in order or regular procession.
M`ARCH, n.
1. The walk or movement of soldiers in order, whether infantry or cavalry. The troops were fatigued with a long march.
2. A grave, deliberate or solemn walk.
The long majestic march.
3. A slow or laborious march.
4. A signal to move; a particular beat of the drum.
5. Movement; progression; advance, as the march of reason; the march of mind.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the month following February and preceding April [syn: March, Mar]
2: the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind); "it was a long march"; "we heard the sound of marching" [syn: march, marching]
3: a steady advance; "the march of science"; "the march of time"
4: a procession of people walking together; "the march went up Fifth Avenue"
5: district consisting of the area on either side of a border or boundary of a country or an area; "the Welsh marches between England and Wales" [syn: borderland, border district, march, marchland]
6: genre of music written for marching; "Sousa wrote the best marches" [syn: marching music, march]
7: a degree granted for the successful completion of advanced study of architecture [syn: Master of Architecture, MArch] v
1: march in a procession; "They processed into the dining room" [syn: march, process]
2: force to march; "The Japanese marched their prisoners through Manchuria"
3: walk fast, with regular or measured steps; walk with a stride; "He marched into the classroom and announced the exam"; "The soldiers marched across the border"
4: march in protest; take part in a demonstration; "Thousands demonstrated against globalization during the meeting of the most powerful economic nations in Seattle" [syn: demonstrate, march]
5: walk ostentatiously; "She parades her new husband around town" [syn: parade, exhibit, march]
6: cause to march or go at a marching pace; "They marched the mules into the desert"
7: lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland" [syn: border, adjoin, edge, abut, march, butt, butt against, butt on]

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin martius, from martius of Mars, from Mart-, Mars Date: 13th century the third month of the Gregorian calendar II. biographical name 1st Earl of see Roger de Mortimer

Merriam Webster's

I. noun Etymology: Middle English marche, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German marha boundary more at mark Date: 14th century a border region ; frontier; especially a district originally set up to defend a boundary usually used in plural <the Welsh marches> II. intransitive verb Date: 14th century to have common borders or frontiers <a region that marches with Canada in the north and the Pacific in the west> III. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French marchier to trample, march, from Old French, to trample, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German marc?n to mark Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. to move along steadily usually with a rhythmic stride and in step with others 2. a. to move in a direct purposeful manner ; proceed b. to make steady progress ; advance <time marches on> 3. to stand in orderly array suggestive of marching transitive verb 1. to cause to march <marched the children off to bed> 2. to cover by marching ; traverse <marched 10 miles> IV. noun Date: circa 1572 1. a musical composition that is usually in duple or quadruple time with a strongly accentuated beat and that is designed or suitable to accompany marching 2. a. (1) the action of marching (2) the distance covered within a specific period of time by marching (3) a regular measured stride or rhythmic step used in marching b. forward movement ; progress <the march of a movie toward the climax> 3. an organized procession of demonstrators who are supporting or protesting something marchlike adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. the third month of the year. Phrases and idioms: March hare a hare in the breeding season, characterized by excessive leaping, strange behaviour, etc. (mad as a March hare). Etymology: ME f. OF march(e), dial. var. of marz, mars, f. L Martius (mensis) (month) of Mars

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. v. & n. --v. 1 intr. (usu. foll. by away, off, out, etc.) walk in a military manner with a regular measured tread. 2 tr. (often foll. by away, on, off, etc.) cause to march or walk (marched the army to Moscow; marched him out of the room). 3 intr. a walk or proceed steadily, esp. across country. b (of events etc.) continue unrelentingly (time marches on). 4 intr. take part in a protest march. --n. 1 a the act or an instance of marching. b the uniform step of troops etc. (a slow march). 2 a long difficult walk. 3 a procession as a protest or demonstration. 4 (usu. foll. by of) progress or continuity (the march of events). 5 a a piece of music composed to accompany a march. b a composition of similar character and form. Phrases and idioms: marching order Mil. equipment or a formation for marching. marching orders 1 Mil. the direction for troops to depart for war etc. 2 a dismissal (gave him his marching orders). march on 1 advance towards (a military objective). 2 proceed. march past n. the marching of troops past a saluting-point at a review. --v.intr. (of troops) carry out a march past. on the march 1 marching. 2 in steady progress. Derivatives: marcher n. Etymology: F marche (n.), marcher (v.), f. LL marcus hammer 2. n. & v. --n. hist. 1 (usu. in pl.) a boundary, a frontier (esp. of the borderland between England and Scotland or Wales). 2 a tract of often disputed land between two countries. --v.intr. (foll. by upon, with) (of a country, an estate, etc.) have a common frontier with, border on. Etymology: ME f. OF marche, marchir ult. f. Gmc: cf. MARK(1)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pennywort Pen"ny*wort`, n. (Bot.) A European trailing herb (Linaria Cymbalaria) with roundish, reniform leaves. It is often cultivated in hanging baskets. March, or Water, pennywort. (Bot.) See under March.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

March March, n. [OE. marche, F. marche; of German origin; cf. OHG. marcha, G. mark, akin to OS. marka, AS. mearc, Goth. marka, L. margo edge, border, margin, and possibly to E. mark a sign. [root]106. Cf. Margin, Margrave, Marque, Marquis.] 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. Geneva is situated in the marches of several dominions -- France, Savoy, and Switzerland. --Fuller. Lords of waste marches, kings of desolate isles. --Tennyson.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

March March, n. [L. Martius mensis Mars'month fr. Martius belonging to Mars, the god of war: cf. F. mars. Cf. Martial.] The third month of the year, containing thirty-one days. The stormy March is come at last, With wind, and cloud, and changing skies. --Bryant. As mad as a March Hare, an old English Saying derived from the fact that March is the rutting time of hares, when they are excitable and violent. --Wright.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

March March, v. i. [Cf. OF. marchir. See 2d March.] To border; to be contiguous; to lie side by side. [Obs.] That was in a strange land Which marcheth upon Chimerie. --Gower. To march with, to have the same boundary for a greater or less distance; -- said of an estate.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

March March, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Marched; p. pr. & vb. n. Marching.] [F. marcher, in OF. also, to tread, prob. fr. L. marcus hammer. Cf. Mortar.] 1. To move with regular steps, as a soldier; to walk in a grave, deliberate, or stately manner; to advance steadily. --Shak. 2. To proceed by walking in a body or in military order; as, the German army marched into France.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

March March, v. t. 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. March them again in fair array. --Prior.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

March March, n. [F. marche.] 1. The act of marching; a movement of soldiers from one stopping place to another; military progress; advance of troops. These troops came to the army harassed with a long and wearisome march. --Bacon. 2. Hence: Measured and regular advance or movement, like that of soldiers moving in order; stately or deliberate walk; steady onward movement. With solemn march Goes slow and stately by them. --Shak. This happens merely because men will not bide their time, but will insist on precipitating the march of affairs. --Buckle. 3. The distance passed over in marching; as, an hour's march; a march of twenty miles. 4. A piece of music designed or fitted to accompany and guide the movement of troops; a piece of music in the march form. The drums presently striking up a march. --Knolles. To make a march, (Card Playing), to take all the tricks of a hand, in the game of euchre.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(marches, marching, marched) Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. When soldiers march somewhere, or when a commanding officer marches them somewhere, they walk there with very regular steps, as a group. A Scottish battalion was marching down the street... Captain Ramirez called them to attention and marched them off to the main camp... We marched fifteen miles to Yadkin River... VERB: V prep/adv, V n adv/prep, V amount/n, also V March is also a noun. After a short march, the column entered the village. N-COUNT 2. When a large group of people march for a cause, they walk somewhere together in order to express their ideas or to protest about something. The demonstrators then marched through the capital chanting slogans and demanding free elections... VERB: V prep/adv March is also a noun. Organisers expect up to 300,000 protesters to join the march. N-COUNT marcher (marchers) Fights between police and marchers lasted for three hours. N-COUNT 3. If you say that someone marches somewhere, you mean that they walk there quickly and in a determined way, for example because they are angry. He marched into the kitchen without knocking. VERB: V prep/adv 4. If you march someone somewhere, you force them to walk there with you, for example by holding their arm tightly. I marched him across the room, down the hall and out onto the doorstep. VERB: V n prep/adv 5. The march of something is its steady development or progress. It is easy to feel trampled by the relentless march of technology... N-SING: usu the N of n 6. A march is a piece of music with a regular rhythm that you can march to. A military band played Russian marches and folk tunes. N-COUNT: usu with supp 7. If you give someone their marching orders, you tell them that you no longer want or need them, for example as your employee or as your lover. (BRIT; in AM, use walking papers) What does it take for a woman to say 'that's enough' and give her man his marching orders? PHRASE: PHR after v 8. If you steal a march on someone, you start doing something before they do it in order to gain an advantage over them. If its strategy succeeds, Mexico could even steal a march on its northern neighbour. PHRASE: V inflects, oft PHR on n

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(Marches) March is the third month of the year in the Western calendar. I flew to Milan in early March... She was born in Austria on March 6, 1920... The election could be held as early as next March. N-VAR

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. n. 1. Walk (by regular steps, as soldiers), move forward. 2. Walk in a steady manner, step, go. II. n. 1. Military movement, passage of soldiers. 2. Stately walk, deliberate walk. 3. Progression, advance, advancement, progress, progressive development, movement. 4. Military tune.

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