Crossword clues for march
- Drillmaster's command
- Cry after "Forward!"
- "Madness" month
- General's cry
- With 65-Across, event of 10/30/10
- It was originally first on the Roman calendar
- The month following February and preceding April
- A steady advance
- A procession of people walking together
- A degree granted for the successful completion of advanced study of architecture
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
March \March\, v. t. To cause to move with regular steps in the manner of a soldier; to cause to move in military array, or in a body, as troops; to cause to advance in a steady, regular, or stately manner; to cause to go by peremptory command, or by force.
March them again in fair array.
March \March\, v. i. [Cf. OF. marchir. See 2d March.] To border; to be contiguous; to lie side by side. [Obs.]
That was in a strange land
Which marcheth upon Chimerie.
To march with, to have the same boundary for a greater or less distance; -- said of an estate.
March \March\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Marched; p. pr. & vb. n. Marching.] [F. marcher, in OF. also, to tread, prob. fr. L. marcus hammer. Cf. Mortar.]
To move with regular steps, as a soldier; to walk in a grave, deliberate, or stately manner; to advance steadily.
To proceed by walking in a body or in military order; as, the German army marched into France.
March \March\, n. [F. marche.]
The act of marching; a movement of soldiers from one stopping place to another; military progress; advance of troops.
These troops came to the army harassed with a long and wearisome march.
Hence: Measured and regular advance or movement, like that of soldiers moving in order; stately or deliberate walk; steady onward movement; as, the march of time.
With solemn march Goes slow and stately by them.
This happens merely because men will not bide their time, but will insist on precipitating the march of affairs.
The distance passed over in marching; as, an hour's march; a march of twenty miles.
A piece of music designed or fitted to accompany and guide the movement of troops; a piece of music in the march form.
The drums presently striking up a march.
To make a march, (Card Playing), to take all the tricks of a hand, in the game of euchre.
March \March\, n. [OE. marche, F. marche; of German origin; cf. OHG. marcha, G. mark, akin to OS. marka, AS. mearc, Goth. marka, L. margo edge, border, margin, and possibly to E. mark a sign. [root]106. Cf. Margin, Margrave, Marque, Marquis.] A territorial border or frontier; a region adjacent to a boundary line; a confine; -- used chiefly in the plural, and in English history applied especially to the border land on the frontiers between England and Scotland, and England and Wales.
Geneva is situated in the marches of several dominions
-- France, Savoy, and Switzerland.
Lords of waste marches, kings of desolate isles.
March \March\ (m[aum]rch), n. [L. Martius mensis Mars'month fr. Martius belonging to Mars, the god of war: cf. F. mars. Cf. Martial.] The third month of the year, containing thirty-one days.
The stormy March is come at last,
With wind, and cloud, and changing skies.
As mad as a March Hare, an old English Saying derived from
the fact that March is the rutting time of hares, when
they are excitable and violent.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
third month, c.1200, from Anglo-French marche, Old French marz, from Latin Martius (mensis) "(month) of Mars," from Mars (genitive Martis). Replaced Old English hreðmonaþ, the first part of which is of uncertain meaning, perhaps from hræd "quick, nimble, ready, active, alert, prompt." For March hare, proverbial type of madness, see mad.
"to walk with regular tread," early 15c., from Middle French marcher "to march, walk," from Old French marchier "to stride, march," originally "to trample, tread underfoot," perhaps from Frankish *markon or some other Germanic source related to obsolete Middle English march (n.) "borderland" (see march (n.2)). Or possibly from Gallo-Roman *marcare, from Latin marcus "hammer," via notion of "tramping the feet." Meaning "to cause to march" is from 1590s. Related: Marched; marching. Marching band is attested from 1852. Italian marciare, Spanish marchar are said to be from French.
"boundary," late 13c. (in reference to the borderlands beside Wales, rendering Old English Mercia), from Old French marche "boundary, frontier," from Frankish *marka or some other Germanic source (compare Old High German marchon "to mark out, delimit," German Mark "boundary;" see mark (n.1)). Now obsolete. There was a verb in Middle English (c.1300), "to have a common boundary," from Old French marchier "border upon, lie alongside."
"act of marching," 1580s, from march (v.) or else from Middle French marche (n.), from marcher (v.). The musical sense first attested 1570s, from notion of "rhythmic drumbeat" for marching. Transferred sense of "forward motion" is from 1620s.
Etymology 1 n. 1 A formal, rhythmic way of walking, used especially by soldiers, bands and in ceremony. 2 A political rally or parade 3 Any song in the genre of music written for marching (see http://en.wikipedi
org/wiki/March%20(music)) 4 Steady forward movement or progression. 5 (context euchre English) The feat of taking all the tricks of a hand. v
1 (context intransitive English) To walk with long, regular strides, as a soldier does. 2 (context transitive English) To cause someone to walk somewhere. Etymology 2
n. 1 (label en now archaic historical) A border region, especially one originally set up to defend a boundary. 2 (label en historical) A region at a frontier governed by a marquess. 3 The name for any of various territories with similar meanings or etymologies in their native languages. vb. (context intransitive English) To have common borders or frontiers Etymology 3
n. (context obsolete English) smallage.
v. march in a procession; "They processed into the dining room" [syn: process]
force to march; "The Japanese marched their prisoners through Manchuria"
walk fast, with regular or measured steps; walk with a stride; "He marched into the classroom and announced the exam"; "The soldiers marched across the border"
march in protest; take part in a demonstration; "Thousands demonstrated against globalization during the meeting of the most powerful economic nations in Seattle" [syn: demonstrate]
cause to march or go at a marching pace; "They marched the mules into the desert"
March is the third month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars.
March may also refer to:
- March (surname), a surname (including a list of people and fictional characters with the surname)
March (2005) is a novel by Geraldine Brooks. It is a novel that retells Louisa May Alcott's novel Little Women from the point of view of Alcott's protagonists' absent father. Brooks has inserted the novel into the classic tale, revealing the events surrounding March's absence during the American Civil War in 1862. The novel won the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
A march or mark was, in broad terms, a medieval European term for any kind of borderland, as opposed to a notional "heartland". More specifically, a march was a border between realms, and/or a neutral/buffer zone under joint control of two states, in which different laws might apply. In both of these senses, marches served a political purpose, such as providing warning of military incursions, or regulating cross-border trade, or both.
Just as counties were traditionally ruled by counts, marches gave rise to titles such as: marquess (masculine) or marchioness (feminine) in England, marquis (masc.) or marquise (fem.) in France and Scotland, margrave (Markgraf i.e. "march count"; masc.) or margravine (Markgräfin i.e. "march countess", fem.) in Germany, and corresponding titles in other European states.
A march, as a musical genre, is a piece of music with a strong regular rhythm which in origin was expressly written for marching to and most frequently performed by a military band. In mood, marches range from the moving death march in Wagner's Götterdämmerung to the brisk military marches of John Philip Sousa and the martial hymns of the late 19th century. Examples of the varied use of the march can be found in Beethoven's Eroica Symphony, in the Marches Militaires of Franz Schubert, in the Marche funèbre in Chopin's Sonata in B flat minor, and in the Dead March in Handel's Saul.
March is the debut album of singer-songwriter Michael Penn, released in 1989.
It featured the singles " No Myth", "This and That", and "Brave New World". In 1990, "No Myth" peaked at No.22 on the Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks chart, number five on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, number four on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, and No.13 on the Billboard Hot 100. "This and That" reached No.10 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart. "Brave New World" reached No.20 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart and No.26 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
March is the fourth studio album by American singer-songwriter Lene Lovich, released in October 1989 by Pathfinder Records. It was her first new full-length album since No Man's Land (1982) and also the last album before her 15-year hiatus and the release of Shadows and Dust (2005). The album is entirely produced by Lovich and Les Chappell. They also wrote all the songs on the album, except for "Wonderland", which was co-written by Andy Scott and Chris Bradford. It was recorded in Norfolk, England.
The lead single "Wonderland" was released in 1988 and reached number 25 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs. "Make Believe" was released in April 1990 as a promotional single accompanied by a music video.
'March'' received mixed reviews from the music critics.
March is a surname. Notable persons with that surname include:
March is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 70 kilometers. Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. March is named for the Catalan poet Ausias March, who lived from 1397 to 1459.
March (first name and dates unknown) was an English first-class cricketer associated with Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) who was active in the 1800s. He is recorded in one match in 1807, totalling 7 runs with a highest score of 4.
The March trilogy is a black and white graphic novel trilogy about the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, told through the perspective of civil rights leader and U.S. Congressman John Lewis. The series is written by Lewis and Andrew Aydin, and illustrated and lettered by Nate Powell. The first volume, March: Book One, was published in August 2013, and the second volume, March: Book Two, was published in January 2015, with both volumes receiving positive reviews.
Usage examples of "march".
Poitou, one Geraud Berlai, whom he charged Louis with abetting in depredations against him on the marches of Anjou.
But the dream moved on and she saw an army marching, cities ablaze, thousands slain.
As the closing bars of the elegant waltz filled the ballroom, Acer shoved his way drunkenly through the dancers, marching toward Rackford and Daphne.
And in that acoustically superb vaulted church -- cornerstone laid on March 28, 1343 -- a fat boy, supported by the main organ and the echo organ, sings a slender Credo.
To be sure, if we will all stop, and allow Judge Douglas and his friends to march on in their present career until they plant the institution all over the nation, here and wherever else our flag waves, and we acquiesce in it, there will be peace.
This bill which had received the reluctant acquiescence of his majesty, was read a first time on the 5th of March, and was ordered to be read on the twelfth of the same month.
And in the Fifth Symphony, one of those in which he called for no vocal performers, he nevertheless managed to vary and expand the conventional suite by preceding the first allegro with a march, and separating and relieving the gargantuan scherzo and rondo with an adagietto for strings alone.
On the twenty-fifth day of March the commissioner adjourned the parliament, after having, in a short speech, taken notice of the honour they had acquired in concluding an affair of such importance to their country.
Having voted an application to the queen in behalf of the distressed Catalans, the house adjourned itself to the last day of March.
In the commons, an adjournment to the 12th of March was proposed and carried.
Madagascar is the affidavit of Israel Phippany and Peter Freeland, at Portsmouth, March 31, 1705, and these mariners may have perjured themselves to save the lives of English seamen condemned by the Scots.
Nick picked up the agenda for 1979 and skimmed through the pages, finding the first referral to Goldluxe on March 13, 1979.
Some of them stopped at various intermediate stages on the march away from agnosticism and positivism.
Another minute brought them up with the rear-guard, where every man marched with his beard on his shoulder and a face which was agrin with merriment.
The faithful folk of Fife are marching cannily against his left flank, and mustering from the Glasgow airt against his right are the braw lads of the West, led by those well-disposed noblemen, the Earl of Eglinton, the Earl of Cassilis, and the Earl of Glencairn.