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marching Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. 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
  2. verb march in a procession
    process; march.
    • They processed into the dining room
  3. verb force to march
    • The Japanese marched their prisoners through Manchuria
  4. 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
  5. verb march in protest; take part in a demonstration
    demonstrate; march.
    • Thousands demonstrated against globalization during the meeting of the most powerful economic nations in Seattle
  6. verb walk ostentatiously
    exhibit; march; parade.
    • She parades her new husband around town
  7. verb cause to march or go at a marching pace
    • They marched the mules into the desert
  8. verb lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
    march; abut; edge; adjoin; butt; butt against; border; butt on.
    • Canada adjoins the U.S.
    • England marches with Scotland

March"ing adjective & noun
  1. ,fr. March, v.

Webster 1913