verb (used with object), mar·shaled, mar·shal·ing or (especially British) mar·shalled, mar·shal·ling.
- marsh wren,
- marsh's test,
- marsh, dame ngaio,
- marsh, reginald,
- marshal of the royal air force,
- marshall islands,
- marshall plan,
- marshall, alfred
Origin of marshal
Examples from the Web for marshal
It has a presence, it remains potentially destructive, but all we can do is attempt to marshal it.
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.
He had already won his Marshal's baton, and the King could do no more for him unless by making him minister or a peer of France.Cousin Betty|Honore de Balzac
The Marshal gave his word you shall be saved; there is no fear.
The Marshal had known the page, then almost a centenarian, who loaded and re-loaded the royal blunderbuss.Old and New Paris, v. 2|Henry Sutherland Edwards
The office of marshal in the high court is represented in this court by a serjeant, who also bears a silver oar.
The Marshal de Retz shut the window with a shrug of protest against the vulgarity of prejudice.The Black Douglas|S. R. Crockett
- 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.