march
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /mɑːtʃ/
  • (America) enPR: märch, IPA: /mɑɹtʃ/
Noun

march (plural marches)

  1. A formal, rhythmic way of walking, used especially by soldiers, bands and in ceremonies.
  2. A political rally or parade
    Synonyms: protest, parade, rally
  3. Any song in the genre of music written for marching (see Wikipedia's article on this type of music)
  4. Steady forward movement or progression.
    the march of time
    Synonyms: process, advancement, progression
  5. (euchre) The feat of taking all the tricks of a hand.
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march (marches, present participle marching; past and past participle marched)

  1. (intransitive) To walk with long, regular strides, as a soldier does.
  2. (transitive) To cause someone to walk somewhere.
  3. To go to war; to make military advances.
  4. (figurative) To make steady progress.
Translations Translations
  • German: in den Krieg ziehen
  • Portuguese: marchar
  • Russian: марширова́ть
  • Spanish: marchar
Noun

march (plural marches)

  1. (now archaic, historical) A border region, especially one originally set up to defend a boundary.
    Synonyms: frontier, marchland
  2. (historical) A region at a frontier governed by a marquess.
  3. Any of various territories with similar meanings or etymologies in their native languages.
    Synonyms: county palatinate, county palatine
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march (marches, present participle marching; past and past participle marched)

  1. (intransitive) To have common borders or frontiers
Noun

march (plural marches)

  1. (obsolete) Smallage.
Synonyms
March
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /mɑːt͡ʃ/
  • (America) enPR: märch, IPA: /mɑɹt͡ʃ/
Proper noun
  1. The third month of the Gregorian calendar, following February and preceding April. Abbreviation: Mar or Mar.
  2. Surname for someone born in March, or for someone living near a boundary (marche).
  3. (uncommon) A male given name.
    • 2001, John Dunning, Two O'Clock, Eastern Wartime: A Novel (ISBN 0743206010), page 82:
      “Kendall told me about a man named March Flack. A radio actor who disappeared years ago. I assumed that was here.”
    • 2012, Travis Glasson, Mastering Christianity: Missionary Anglicanism and Slavery (ISBN 0199773998):
      Alexander Garden Jr., the long-serving rector of South Carolina's St. Thomas parish, twice advertised in 1747 to offer a reward for the return of an enslaved Igbo man named March, who had run away from the parsonage house.
    • 2013, Dea H. Boster, African American Slavery and Disability: Bodies, Property and Power (ISBN 1136275312):
      However, Patty seems to have been the only one of more than seventy slaves at Ossabaw Island who did not perform some duty on the plantation, which is evidence that elderly and disabled slaves were indeed put to work despite their impairments. The overseer's journals for Kollock's Ossabaw Island plantation allow us to trace the career of one disabled slave, a blind man named March, to demonstrate the utility of slaves with debilities. At the time Kollack was consolidating his assets on his new plantation, March was rated to be a "quarter hand," with no indication of what jobs he was expected to perform at that time. In the 1850 and 1851 journals, March is not included in tallies of cotton pickings by weight, unlike most other male slaves [...]
    • 2016, Mary V. T. Cattan, Pilgrimage of Awakening: The Extraordinary Lives of Murray and Mary Rogers (ISBN 1498279090), page 157:
      What suited her much better was a young man named March whom she had met at a friend's wedding in London. Both Linda and March Hancock had grown up far east of Eden, [...] March Hancock was born in 1944 [...]
  4. A market town in Cambridgeshire, England.
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