verb (used with object), mar·shaled, mar·shal·ing or (especially British) mar·shalled, mar·shal·ling.
Origin of marshal
Synonyms for marshal
Antonyms for marshal
Related Words for marshalassemble, mobilize, systematize, distribute, group, lead, deploy, muster, dispose, align, gather, space, direct, rank, collect, usher, escort, conduct, rally, array
Examples from the Web for marshal
Contemporary Examples of marshal
It has a presence, it remains potentially destructive, but all we can do is attempt to marshal it.Grief: The Real Monster in The Babadook
December 19, 2014
The earl was killed in battle and Marshal captured, but he would later be ransomed by the queen herself.
With Marshal at his side, Richard crushed Philip and his armies.
Marshal appears in many of the sources regarding these rulers, and therefore, it seems, much can be verified.
Before dying in 1219, Marshal would begin the task of rebuilding England after decades of war.
Historical Examples of marshal
The necessary papers were made out and given to the Marshal.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
He whispered to the marshal that he would return, and slipped through the window.
It was the marshal calling to them that Andrew was gone and inviting them in to finish him.
"He hadn't long to live, anyway," answered the marshal in some confusion.
"It looks like a woman's hand had been at work," concluded the marshal.
- a Federal court officer assigned to a judicial district whose functions are similar to those of a sheriff
- (in some states) the chief police or fire officer
verb -shals, -shalling or -shalled or US -shals, -shaling or -shaled (tr)
Word Origin for marshal
early 13c. as a surname; mid-13c. as "high officer of the royal court;" from Old French mareschal "commanding officer of an army; officer in charge of a household" (Modern French maréchal), originally "stable officer, horse tender, groom" (Frankish Latin mariscaluis) from Frankish *marhskalk or a similar Germanic word, literally "horse-servant" (cf. Old High German marahscalc "groom," Middle Dutch maerschalc), from Proto-Germanic *markhaz "horse" (see mare (1)) + *skalkaz "servant" (cf. Old English scealc "servant, retainer, member of a crew," Dutch schalk "rogue, wag," Gothic skalks "servant").
Cognate with Old English horsþegn. From c.1300 as "stable officer;" early 14c. as "military commander, general in the army." For development history, cf. constable. Also from Germanic are Italian scalco "steward," Spanish mariscal "marshal."
early 15c., "to tend (horses)," from marshal (n.). Meaning "to arrange, place in order" is from mid-15c.; that of "to arrange for fighting" is from mid-15c. Figurative use by 1690s. Related: Marshaled; marshaling.