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march

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[ mahrch ]
/ mɑrtʃ /
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verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
to cause to march.
noun
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Idioms about march

Origin of march

1
1375–1425; late Middle English marchen<Middle French march(i)er,Old French marchier to tread, move <Frankish *markōn presumably, to mark, pace out (a boundary); see mark1

Other definitions for march (2 of 6)

march2
[ mahrch ]
/ mɑrtʃ /

noun
a tract of land along a border of a country; frontier.
marches, the border districts between England and Scotland, or England and Wales.
verb (used without object)
to touch at the border; border.

Origin of march

2
1250–1300; Middle English marche<Anglo-French, Old French <Germanic; compare Old English gemearc,Gothic marka boundary; see mark1

Other definitions for march (3 of 6)

March1
[ mahrch ]
/ mɑrtʃ /

noun
the third month of the year, containing 31 days. Abbreviation: Mar.

Origin of March

1
before 1050; Middle English March(e) <Anglo-French Marche; replacing Old English Martius<Latin, short for Mārtius mēnsis month of Mars (Mārti-, stem of Mārs + -us adj. suffix)

Other definitions for march (4 of 6)

March2
[ mahrch for 1-3; mahrkh for 4 ]
/ mɑrtʃ for 1-3; mɑrx for 4 /

noun
Francis Andrew, 1825–1911, U.S. philologist and lexicographer.
Fredric Frederick McIntyre Bickel, 1897–1975, U.S. actor.
Pey·ton Con·way [peyt-n -kon-wey], /ˈpeɪt n ˈkɒn weɪ/, 1864–1955, U.S. army officer (son of Francis Andrew March).
German name of the Morava.

Other definitions for march (5 of 6)

March.

abbreviation
Marchioness.

Other definitions for march (6 of 6)

M.Arch.

abbreviation
Master of Architecture.
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British Dictionary definitions for march (1 of 6)

march1
/ (mɑːtʃ) /

verb
noun

Derived forms of march

marcher, noun

Word Origin for march

C16: from Old French marchier to tread, probably of Germanic origin; compare Old English mearcian to mark 1

British Dictionary definitions for march (2 of 6)

march2
/ (mɑːtʃ) /

noun
Also called: marchland a frontier, border, or boundary or the land lying along it, often of disputed ownership
verb
(intr; often foll by upon or with) to share a common border (with)

Word Origin for march

C13: from Old French marche, from Germanic; related to mark 1

British Dictionary definitions for march (3 of 6)

March1
/ (mɑːtʃ) /

noun
the third month of the year, consisting of 31 days

Word Origin for March

from Old French, from Latin Martius (month) of Mars

British Dictionary definitions for march (4 of 6)

March2
/ (març) /

noun
the German name for the Morava (def. 1)

British Dictionary definitions for march (5 of 6)

MArch

abbreviation for
Master of Architecture

British Dictionary definitions for march (6 of 6)

March.

abbreviation for
Marchioness
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