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MARCH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does MArch mean? 

MARCH (noun)
  The noun MARCH has 7 senses:

1. the month following February and preceding April
2. the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)
3. a steady advance
4. a procession of people walking together
5. district consisting of the area on either side of a border or boundary of a country or an area
6. genre of music written for marching
7. a degree granted for the successful completion of advanced study of architecture

  Familiarity information: MARCH used as a noun is common.


MARCH (verb)
  The verb MARCH has 7 senses:

1. march in a procession
2. force to march
3. walk fast, with regular or measured steps; walk with a stride
4. march in protest; take part in a demonstration
5. walk ostentatiously
6. cause to march or go at a marching pace
7. lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

  Familiarity information: MARCH used as a verb is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


MARCH (noun)


Sense 1March [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The month following February and preceding April

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

Mar; March

Hypernyms ("March" is a kind of...):

Gregorian calendar month (a month in the Gregorian calendar)

Meronyms (parts of "March"):

March equinox; spring equinox; vernal equinox (March 21)

mid-March (the middle part of March)

March 19; Saint Joseph; St Joseph (a Christian holy day)

March 2; Texas Independence Day (Texans celebrate the anniversary of Texas' declaration of independence from Mexico in 1836)

Annunciation; Annunciation Day; Lady Day; March 25 (a festival commemorating the announcement of the Incarnation by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary; a quarter day in England, Wales, and Ireland)

Holonyms ("March" is a part of...):

Gregorian calendar; New Style calendar (the solar calendar now in general use, introduced by Gregory XIII in 1582 to correct an error in the Julian calendar by suppressing 10 days, making Oct 5 be called Oct 15, and providing that only centenary years divisible by 400 should be leap years; it was adopted by Great Britain and the American colonies in 1752)


Sense 2march [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

marching; march

Context examples:

it was a long march / we heard the sound of marching

Hypernyms ("march" is a kind of...):

walk; walking (the act of traveling by foot)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "march"):

countermarch ((military) a march in the reverse direction or back along the same route)

goose step (a manner of marching with legs straight and swinging high)

lockstep (a manner of marching in file in which each person's leg moves with and behind the corresponding leg of the person ahead)

promenade (a march of all the guests at the opening of a formal dance)

quick march (marching at quick time)

routemarch (a long training march for troops)


Sense 3march [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A steady advance

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context examples:

the march of science / the march of time

Hypernyms ("march" is a kind of...):

advance; advancement; forward motion; onward motion; procession; progress; progression (the act of moving forward toward a goal)


Sense 4march [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A procession of people walking together

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

the march went up Fifth Avenue

Hypernyms ("march" is a kind of...):

procession (the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "march"):

hunger march (a march of protest or demonstration by the unemployed)


Sense 5march [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

District consisting of the area on either side of a border or boundary of a country or an area

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Synonyms:

border district; borderland; marchland; march

Context example:

the Welsh marches between England and Wales

Hypernyms ("march" is a kind of...):

district; dominion; territorial dominion; territory (a region marked off for administrative or other purposes)


Sense 6march [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Genre of music written for marching

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

marching music; march

Context example:

Sousa wrote the best marches

Hypernyms ("march" is a kind of...):

genre; music genre; musical genre; musical style (an expressive style of music)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "march"):

martial music; military march; military music (brisk marching music suitable for troops marching in a military parade)

processional march; recessional march (a march to be played for processions)


Sense 7MArch [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A degree granted for the successful completion of advanced study of architecture

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

Master of Architecture; MArch

Hypernyms ("MArch" is a kind of...):

master's degree (an academic degree higher than a bachelor's but lower than a doctor's)


MARCH (verb)


Sense 1march [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

March in a procession

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

march; process

Context example:

They processed into the dining room

Hypernyms (to "march" is one way to...):

walk (use one's feet to advance; advance by steps)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "march"):

file (proceed in line)

parade; promenade; troop (march in a procession)

goose step (march in a military fashion)

countermarch (march back along the same way)

debouch; march out (march out (as from a defile) into open ground)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

The children march to the playground


Sense 2march [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Force to march

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

The Japanese marched their prisoners through Manchuria

Hypernyms (to "march" is one way to...):

walk (accompany or escort)

Cause:

march (walk fast, with regular or measured steps; walk with a stride)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "march"):

frogmarch (march a person against his will by any method)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

They want to march the prisoners


Sense 3march [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Walk fast, with regular or measured steps; walk with a stride

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context examples:

He marched into the classroom and announced the exam / The soldiers marched across the border

Hypernyms (to "march" is one way to...):

walk (use one's feet to advance; advance by steps)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "march"):

troop (move or march as if in a crowd)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP

Sentence example:

The children march to the playground

Also:

march on (move forward, also in the metaphorical sense)


Sense 4march [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

March in protest; take part in a demonstration

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

demonstrate; march

Context example:

Thousands demonstrated against globalization during the meeting of the most powerful economic nations in Seattle

Hypernyms (to "march" is one way to...):

dissent; protest; resist (express opposition through action or words)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "march"):

picket (serve as pickets or post pickets)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s PP


Sense 5march [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Walk ostentatiously

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

parade; exhibit; march

Context example:

She parades her new husband around town

Hypernyms (to "march" is one way to...):

walk (make walk)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody PP
Somebody ----s something PP


Sense 6march [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cause to march or go at a marching pace

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Context example:

They marched the mules into the desert

Hypernyms (to "march" is one way to...):

walk (make walk)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something

Sentence example:

The horses march across the field


Sense 7march [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

abut; adjoin; butt; butt against; butt on; edge; border; march

Context examples:

Canada adjoins the U.S. / England marches with Scotland

Hypernyms (to "march" is one way to...):

adjoin; contact; meet; touch (be in direct physical contact with; make contact)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "march"):

neighbor; neighbour (be located near or adjacent to)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


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