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 marshalledassemble, mobilize, systematize, distribute, group, lead, deploy, muster, dispose, align, gather, space, direct, rank, collect, usher, escort, conduct, rally, array
Examples from the Web for marshalled
Historical Examples of marshalled
All the way home in the carriage I marshalled arguments in his favour.The Bacillus of Beauty
She marshalled the twins on her lap, Carlo commanding the right, Francisco the left.Dr. Sevier
George W. Cable
With this, Mrs. Jo G. marshalled her host, and set out for the Light.Janet of the Dunes
Harriet T. Comstock
There the Trojans and their allies were then marshalled separately.
Let us defer inferences until we have marshalled more facts.The Hand in the Dark
Arthur J. Rees
- 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."