march

noun (1)
\ˈmärch \

Definition of march 

(Entry 1 of 5)

: a border region : frontier especially : a district originally set up to defend a boundary usually used in plural the Welsh marches

march

verb (1)
marched; marching; marches

Definition of march (Entry 2 of 5)

intransitive verb

: to have common borders or frontiers a region that marches with Canada in the north and the Pacific in the west

march

verb (2)
\ˈmärch, imperatively often ˈhärchin the military\
marched; marching; marches

Definition of march (Entry 3 of 5)

intransitive verb

1 : to move along steadily usually with a rhythmic stride and in step with others

2a : 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

march

noun (2)
\ˈmärch \

Definition of march (Entry 4 of 5)

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

2a(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

on the march

: moving steadily : advancing

March

noun (3)
\ˈmärch \

Definition of March (Entry 5 of 5)

: the third month of the Gregorian calendar

Other Words from march

Noun (2)

marchlike \ -​ˌlīk \ adjective

First Known Use of march

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Noun (2)

circa 1572, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (3)

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for march

Noun (1)

Middle English marche, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German marha boundary — more at mark

Verb (2)

Middle English, from Middle French marchier to trample, march, from Old French, to trample, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German marcōn to mark

Noun (3)

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin martius, from martius of Mars, from Mart-, Mars

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March

noun

English Language Learners Definition of March

: the third month of the year

march

verb
\ˈmärch \
marched; marching

Kids Definition of march

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 : to move or cause to move along with a steady regular step especially with others Our band will march in a parade.

2 : to make steady progress Science marches on.

Other Words from march

marcher noun

march

noun

Kids Definition of march (Entry 2 of 3)

1 : the action of moving along with a steady regular step especially with others

2 : an organized walk by a large group of people to support or protest something

3 : the distance covered in marching a long day's march

4 : a regular and organized way that soldiers walk

5 : a musical piece in a lively rhythm with a strong beat that is suitable to march to

March

noun
\ˈmärch \

Kids Definition of March

: the third month of the year

march

noun
\ˈmärch \

Medical Definition of march 

: the progression of epileptic activity through the motor centers of the cerebral cortex that is manifested in localized convulsions in first one and then an adjacent part of the body the Jacksonian march of convulsions

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