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 marshallingassemble, mobilize, systematize, distribute, group, lead, deploy, muster, dispose, align, gather, space, direct, rank, collect, usher, escort, conduct, rally, array
Examples from the Web for marshalling
Contemporary Examples of marshalling
As a country, we have an unparalleled track record for marshalling our forces and rising to meet great challenges.America's Real Problem: We Failed the Middle Class
September 11, 2010
Historical Examples of marshalling
By every sign it gave the house showed that it was marshalling its whole happiness.Bride of the Mistletoe
James Lane Allen
With appalling suddenness this cloud of war was marshalling its forces.
But again clouds, like marshalling armies, hurried through and darkened the sky.
All we aim at is a first marshalling of materials, an initial running of lines.The American Credo
George Jean Nathan
No man living could equal him in the marshalling of chariots and foot soldiers.The Iliad
- 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."