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March


M'ARCH, noun [Latin Mars, the god of war.]

The third month of the year.

M'ARCH, verb intransitive To border on; to be contiguous to.

M'ARCH, verb intransitive [Latin marceo]

1. To move by steps and in order, as soldiers; to move in a military manner. We say, the army marched, or the troops marched.

2. To walk in a grave, deliberate or stately manner.

Like thee, great son of Jove, like thee,

When clad in rising majesty,

Thou marchest down o'er Delos' hills.

M'ARCH, verb transitive To cause to move, as an army. Buonaparte marched an immense army to Moscow, but he did not march them back to France.

1. To cause to move in order or regular procession.

M'ARCH, noun

1. The walk or movement of soldiers in order, whether infantry or cavalry. The troops were fatigued with a long march

2. A grave, deliberate or solemn walk.

The long majestic march

3. A slow or laborious march

4. A signal to move; a particular beat of the drum.

5. Movement; progression; advance, as the march of reason; the march of mind.