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march 1

v. marched, march·ing, march·es
a. To walk steadily and rhythmically forward in step with others.
b. To begin to move in such a manner: The troops will march at dawn.
a. To proceed directly and purposefully: marched in and demanded to see the manager.
b. To progress steadily onward; advance: Time marches on.
3. To participate in an organized walk, as for a public cause.
1. To cause to move or otherwise progress in a steady rhythmical manner: march soldiers into battle; marched us off to the dentist.
2. To traverse by progressing steadily and rhythmically: They marched the route in a day.
1. The act of marching, especially:
a. The steady forward movement of a body of troops.
b. A long tiring journey on foot.
2. Steady forward movement or progression: the march of time.
3. A regulated pace: quick march; slow march.
4. The distance covered within a certain period of time by moving or progressing steadily and rhythmically: a week's march away.
5. Music A composition in regularly accented, usually duple meter that is appropriate to accompany marching.
6. An organized walk or procession by a group of people for a specific cause or issue.
on the march
Advancing steadily; progressing: Technology is on the march.
steal a march on
To get ahead of, especially by quiet enterprise.

[Middle English marchen, from Old French marchier, from Frankish *markōn, to mark out; see merg- in Indo-European roots.]

march 2

1. The border or boundary of a country or an area of land; a frontier.
2. A tract of land bordering on two countries and claimed by both.
intr.v. marched, march·ing, march·es
To have a common boundary: England marches with Scotland.

[Middle English, from Old French marche, of Germanic origin; see merg- in Indo-European roots.]


The third month of the year in the Gregorian calendar. See Table at calendar.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Latin Mārtius (mēnsis), (month) of Mars, from Mārs, Mārt-, Mars.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marching - the act of marchingmarching - the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind); "it was a long march"; "we heard the sound of marching"
walk, walking - the act of traveling by foot; "walking is a healthy form of exercise"
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; "the prisoner's ankles were so chained together that they could only march in lockstep"
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


A. ADJ [song] → de marcha
B. CPD marching orders NPL (Mil) → orden fsing de ponerse en marcha
to get one's marching ordersser despedido
to give sb his marching ordersdespedir a algn, poner a algn en la calle


[ˈmɑːrtʃɪŋ] n
to give sb his marching orders → envoyer promener qnmarch-past [ˈmɑːrtʃpɑːst] ndéfilé m


marching orders
pl (Brit) (Mil) → Marschbefehl m; (inf)Entlassung f; the new manager got his marchingder neue Manager ist gegangen worden (inf); she gave him his marchingsie hat ihm den Laufpass gegeben
marching song
nMarschlied nt