march Meaning, Definition & Usage
noun the month following February and preceding April
noun 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
noun a steady advance
- the march of science
- the march of time
noun a procession of people walking together
- the march went up Fifth Avenue
noun district consisting of the area on either side of a border or boundary of a country or an area
marchland; border district; borderland.
- the Welsh marches between England and Wales
noun genre of music written for marching
- Sousa wrote the best marches
noun a degree granted for the successful completion of advanced study of architecture
Master of Architecture.
verb march in a procession
- They processed into the dining room
verb force to march
- The Japanese marched their prisoners through Manchuria
verb 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
verb march in protest; take part in a demonstration
- Thousands demonstrated against globalization during the meeting of the most powerful economic nations in Seattle
verb walk ostentatiously
- She parades her new husband around town
verb cause to march or go at a marching pace
- They marched the mules into the desert
verb lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
abut; edge; adjoin; butt; butt against; border; butt on.
- Canada adjoins the U.S.
- England marches with Scotland
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.Wright.
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.
March intransitive verb
To border; to be contiguous; to lie side by side.Obs.
That was in a strange land Which marcheth upon Chimerie. Gower.
March intransitive verb
To move with regular steps, as a soldier; to walk in a grave, deliberate, or stately manner; to advance steadily.Shak.
To proceed by walking in a body or in military order; as, the German army. marchedinto France
March transitive verb
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.
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.
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.
The distance passed over in marching; as, an hour's march; a marchof twenty miles.
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.