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 marshalingassemble, mobilize, systematize, distribute, group, lead, deploy, muster, dispose, align, gather, space, direct, rank, collect, usher, escort, conduct, rally, array
Examples from the Web for marshaling
Contemporary Examples of marshaling
If marshaling the troops is the goal, then Fat Studies still has a long way to go.'Fat Studies' Go to College
November 3, 2010
He could even try something as audacious as marshaling a global coalition to impose peace on Israel and the Palestinians.Obama's Deadbeat Diplomacy
May 8, 2010
Historical Examples of marshaling
Mrs. Tidditt brought up the rear, marshaling the stragglers, as it were.Fair Harbor
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
He paused, marshaling his thoughts, then went on, with a tinge of anger in his voice.Damned If You Don't
Gordon Randall Garrett
Dawn is breaking, and the captains are marshaling the hosts for the onset!The Hour of the Dragon
Robert E. Howard
It became a half human thing and seemed to be marshaling the other clouds.Poor White
They are men who have an aptitude for marshaling their fellow men.The Young Man and the World
Albert J. Beveridge
- 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 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.
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."