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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
march
I.verb
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a marching band (=musicians who march as they play)
▪ the Ohio state marching band
a protest march
▪ They staged a protest march through the city’s streets.
as mad as a hatter/March hare (=completely crazy)
marched in procession
▪ They marched in procession to the Capitol building.
marching band
next/last March
▪ She started work here last March.
onward march
▪ the onward march of science
route march
the end of March/July/December etc
▪ My licence runs out at the end of May.
troops march
▪ British troops marched north to attack the German forces.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ NOUN
army
▪ They travel throughout the Empire, joining armies as they march to battle.
▪ He was humming an old army marching tune.
▪ An alliance was made and Sigmar's army marched east to the beleaguered hold of Zhufbar.
▪ His intention was to collect an army to march against the city.
▪ On 29 August, after hurrying away from the sound of gunfire, the royal army marched into Inverness.
▪ There is still a Fort Sheridan, which was built originally so that the Army could quickly march on a strike.
▪ Joined by a contingent of Sword Masters, his army marched on into southern Avelorn to reclaim the Everqueen's land.
▪ About 10.30 a.m. the army began to march past.
band
▪ The boys wore the same grey shorts and jerseys; the band was practising, marching and counter-marching on the playing field.
▪ Led by Hepworth Band they march through the village to Scholes, with stops enroute for the singing of hymns.
▪ To the strains of the Police Band, the men marched past, first in column later in fours.
▪ Outside the birdsong has been replaced by the sound of a military band marching up the road.
city
▪ On the seventh day they march around the city seven times.
▪ Unconvinced, the battalion marched out of the city, but the undaunted colonel followed, arguing as he went.
▪ We succeeded in doing this despite the Czech authorities' decision to ban marches in the city.
▪ His intention was to collect an army to march against the city.
▪ He marched northwards from city to city, addressing the people in the market places, gathering about him an army.
▪ It will lead youth marches in various cities, and try to expand its 191 college chapters and 220 youth councils.
door
▪ Suspecting some bizarre practical joke, Charlotte marched up to the front door and rang the bell.
▪ Instead, she delivered what looked like a scathing remark and marched toward the door with Henry scrambling after her.
▪ He then marched out of the front door, beyond the scrutiny of the library staff.
▪ Both women looked at him in joint appeal and he marched to the door, pulling it open with unnecessary force.
▪ He marched through the swing doors in front of the others and Camb got into the car.
house
▪ I put on Hyde's clothes and marched confidently through the house.
▪ She marched around the house, strutted, and howled for what she wanted.
▪ When Susan marched into the house it was clear that something had been said.
man
▪ After the incident, Hooper and his men were marching from the camp.
▪ Where certain sorts of men marched in ahead of their wives.
▪ The men who had marched north with Duncan to dispose of his dangerous half-brother at Tarbatness had mostly died in that battle.
▪ Now a new man, the sergeant marched out gratefully, ready for another day.
▪ Sillett has his men marching again.
▪ Then Agnes realized that there was a squad of men marching behind the carts.
▪ BOn my block men march down the street every day with packets of fliers they stuff into mailboxes.
▪ On the opposite side were the men who had marched up from Levenmouth.
people
▪ Two hundred and fifty people marched the short distance from the company's base to Dundee's Camperdown Park for a rally.
▪ Those young people are often seen marching to the same drummer as their elders now.
▪ Thousands march against Ulster violence Meanwhile, thousands of people have marched against the violence in Ulster.
▪ On 24 May, 100,000 people marched through the Causeway Bay shopping district.
▪ I drew maps and flowcharts of the events and stood people up and marched them through key scenes.
▪ About 4,000 people marched along the twisting country road to the site, led by a traditional pipe band in full regalia.
▪ Later, around 3,000 people marched on the parliament building, where there were minor scuffles with police.
room
▪ The man started to laugh and Lais glared at him angrily, grabbing Peach's hand and marching her from the room.
▪ Moving briskly, Wade dug out a plastic garbage bag, marched into the living room, and collected the dead houseplants.
▪ In Por Tanssie, no one would have marched into a room uninvited in case the person inside was in a state of undress.
▪ Without a word she marched from the room.
▪ Fully dressed at last, Queequeg, harpoon proudly in hand, marches out of the room.
▪ Jack marched back across the room and sloshed more Bailey's into her half-full glass before refilling his own with bourbon.
▪ Joan Carrier; the head nurse, parted the onlookers, marched into the room and stood over the table.
soldier
▪ Now: When the soldiers march across in the beginning, do you remember?
▪ All the audience saw were twelve soldiers marching slowly towards them apparently from miles away.
▪ Much more inspiring and less frequent were the sight and sounds of soldiers marching to war from drill hall to station.
▪ Joseph arrived in sullen mood, having learnt that soldiers were marching through the Wallowa among his women and children.
street
▪ With Sam and four friends I marched towards our street.
▪ Not just me, not just my friends, but everybody who marched in the streets.
▪ BOn my block men march down the street every day with packets of fliers they stuff into mailboxes.
▪ One day soon afterwards, Lily and I stood and watched a contingent of troops marching through the streets.
▪ They often took long walks together, how ever, marching through the streets of London in companionable silence.
▪ They fall in a pattern, a few minutes apart, marching through the streets as the gunners zero in.
student
▪ Wuhan, a large industrial city on the Changjiang River was next to see students march in defiance of the local authorities.
▪ On June 10, an estimated 17, 000 students started marching toward Panmunjom.
▪ Several thousand students and union members marched on the heavily fortified U.S.
▪ On one Saturday in October, five hundred students marched through Poughkeepsie protesting the Klan.
▪ On Monday evening, May 5, the 250 students marched out from behind the gate without incident.
▪ On Sunday night, about 300 tenant supporters, community activists and students marched to the site from Justin Herman Plaza.
thousands
▪ On that day thousands marched from West to East Berlin in protest at the terms of unification.
▪ Tens of thousands of protesters were marching toward the presidential palace to demand his immediate resignation.
Thousands march against Ulster violence Meanwhile, thousands of people have marched against the violence in Ulster.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ "I'll never forgive you for this," Marge said, and she marched off without a backward glance.
▪ Over ten thousand workers marched through the capital demanding higher wages.
▪ Several hundred students marched across campus to protest.
▪ Several thousand people marched on the French embassy.
▪ Sheila marched straight into the office and demanded an apology.
▪ The 555th Battalion marched in the parade.
▪ The prisoners of war were marched around the compound.
▪ Thousands of US soldiers marched through the streets of Paris.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ In May 1846 Fremont marched back south to California.
▪ Marquez, realizing he must act quickly, marched toward Queretaro.
▪ Pestilence and devastation would march across the land; and the four horsemen ride the sky.
▪ The men were so tired they found it hard to march.
▪ The police escort us as we march down Seventh Avenue.
▪ They marched him past the desk of the section supervisor into a two-tiered cell block.
▪ This has caused some concern as peaceful demonstrators may be prevented from marching because of the threat posed by a potentially disruptive counter-demonstration.
▪ We have not marched all this way to sit and wait!
II.noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
long
▪ Only one Valence had returned, to die slowly of poisons he had absorbed during the long march.
▪ Bertinotti described the experience as' a long march in the desert in order to arrive at an oasis.
▪ The unit split up into three convoys for the long march to Kufra.
▪ You hear it all the time, as Thatcherism makes its long march against the historical inevitability of socialism.
▪ The long march to 1945 and beyond had truly been halted.
▪ But we should be further on in the long march from paternalism.
▪ General Mao-Tse-Tung was leading an army of 100,000 peasants on a long march south through Sianfu.
onward
▪ For more than a century factory acts and ever shorter working hours marked the onward march of industrial progress.
▪ If the onward march of globalisation can not be halted, the case for a more effective regional policy has become unassailable.
▪ Practical gardening Organic gardening continues its onward march through our bookcases.
▪ It's as if he has been holding up the onward march of history, and history can not wait.
peaceful
▪ The occasion was a peaceful march on government offices to protest against high crime levels.
▪ Blacks knew that every peaceful march and favorable court decision was being answered with acts of officially sanctioned violence.
quick
▪ Although he walked at a quick march through the crowd, Renwick managed to keep Moore's black hair in sight.
■ NOUN
protest
▪ Outside in the street student protest marches wander aimlessly by.
▪ Also Tuesday, opposition leaders said they will mount a new challenge to riot police blocking protest marches.
▪ A protest march of an estimated 1,000 construction workers took place on April 7 in Lima.
▪ A largely black protest march was held here recently to demand the return of safe streets.
▪ Later in the day security forces stormed a candlelight protest march, beating young people who called for peaceful change.
▪ Jesse Jackson led thousands on a protest march through Sacramento.
■ VERB
ban
▪ Had Craig banned the march, he would have infuriated the civil rights people.
call
▪ In spite of the firing 300 demonstrators succeeded in reaching the border at Chakoti, where Khan eventually agreed to call off the march.
▪ Gandhi immediately called off his march.
halt
▪ Bridges were reported to have been blown up and roads to the capital blocked in an effort to halt the march.
▪ But not even the most stringent economies could halt the march of the inevitable.
▪ So what, if anything, is being done to halt the seemingly relentless march of rainforest destruction?
hold
▪ New discoveries have opened up all kinds of possibilities for holding back the march of time.
▪ Likewise, Chicano activists have held marches and demonstrations in San Diego during the convention.
▪ Like Franco, Arrese was trying to hold back the march of history.
▪ And a group in San Francisco is using the anniversary of the march to hold a march of its own Thursday.
▪ It's as if he has been holding up the onward march of history, and history can not wait.
▪ People come and hold a march for me.
join
▪ Like many others joining the march, Cain has been a longtime fighter for civil rights.
lead
▪ The spokeswoman revealed that farmers' sons and daughters would be among the children leading the march.
▪ Congressional leader Fabian Alarcon, elected interim president by Congress, led the march.
▪ In the environmental movement, it was women who led demonstrations and marches and clung to trees to stop them being felled.
▪ In August 1963 Luther King led a massive march on Washington.
▪ You will lead the march, I shall be taking the salute.
organize
▪ They started organizing the march in February.
▪ Sometimes it means they help organize marches in front of crack houses.
stage
▪ Protests continued in June in Belgrade as students staged anti-Milosevic marches.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
steal a march on sb
▪ But buyers there may simply have stolen a march on the market.
▪ It sounds simple but it is not, which is why for the time being Zurich seems to have stolen a march on its rivals.
▪ Mr Blackmore said stores that open on Sunday are stealing a march on their competitors.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a Civil Rights march in Washington
▪ Local trade union leaders joined in the protest march against cuts in government spending.
▪ The soldiers did a march around the parade ground.
▪ Thousands of students took part in the march.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ And a group in San Francisco is using the anniversary of the march to hold a march of its own Thursday.
▪ I'd just settled in my place when the trumpets blew and the march struck up for the grand parade.
▪ I did put the wedding march to a blue grass beat.
▪ Only one Valence had returned, to die slowly of poisons he had absorbed during the long march.
▪ Since Wallace returned from the march, he has committed himself to making change in his neighborhood individual by individual.
▪ So what, if anything, is being done to halt the seemingly relentless march of rainforest destruction?
▪ With fatigued muscles, we endured ruck marches, long runs and obstacle courses.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
March

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.
--Prior.

March

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.
--Gower.

To march with, to have the same boundary for a greater or less distance; -- said of an estate.

March

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.]

  1. To move with regular steps, as a soldier; to walk in a grave, deliberate, or stately manner; to advance steadily.
    --Shak.

  2. To proceed by walking in a body or in military order; as, the German army marched into France.

March

March \March\, n. [F. marche.]

  1. 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.
    --Bacon.

  2. 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.
    --Shak.

    This happens merely because men will not bide their time, but will insist on precipitating the march of affairs.
    --Buckle.

  3. The distance passed over in marching; as, an hour's march; a march of twenty miles.

  4. 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.
    --Knolles.

    To make a march, (Card Playing), to take all the tricks of a hand, in the game of euchre.

March

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.
--Fuller.

Lords of waste marches, kings of desolate isles.
--Tennyson.

March

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.
--Bryant.

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.
--Wright.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
March

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.

march

"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.

march

"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."

march

"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.

Wiktionary
march

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

  1. 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

  2. 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.

WordNet
march
  1. v. march in a procession; "They processed into the dining room" [syn: process]

  2. force to march; "The Japanese marched their prisoners through Manchuria"

  3. 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"

  4. 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]

  5. walk ostentatiously; "She parades her new husband around town" [syn: parade, exhibit]

  6. cause to march or go at a marching pace; "They marched the mules into the desert"

  7. lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland" [syn: border, adjoin, edge, abut, butt, butt against, butt on]

Gazetteer
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March (disambiguation)

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 (novel)

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.

March (territorial entity)

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.

March (music)

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 (Michael Penn album)

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 (Lene Lovich album)

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 (surname)

March is a surname. Notable persons with that surname include:

March (crater)

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 (MCC cricketer)

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.

March (comics)

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.