marshy


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marsh·y

 (mär′shē)
adj. marsh·i·er, marsh·i·est
1. Of, resembling, or characterized by a marsh or marshes.
2. Growing in marshes.

marsh′i·ness n.

marshy

(ˈmɑːʃɪ)
adj, marshier or marshiest
(Physical Geography) of, involving, or like a marsh
ˈmarshiness n

marsh•y

(ˈmɑr ʃi)

adj. marsh•i•er, marsh•i•est.
1. like a marsh; soft and wet.
2. of or consisting of a marsh.
[1350–1400]
marsh′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.marshy - (of soil) soft and waterymarshy - (of soil) soft and watery; "the ground was boggy under foot"; "a marshy coastline"; "miry roads"; "wet mucky lowland"; "muddy barnyard"; "quaggy terrain"; "the sloughy edge of the pond"; "swampy bayous"
wet - covered or soaked with a liquid such as water; "a wet bathing suit"; "wet sidewalks"; "wet weather"

marshy

adjective swampy, wet, waterlogged, spongy, boggy, fenny, miry, paludal, quaggy the broad, marshy plain of the river
Translations
مُسْتَنْقَعي، سَبْخي
bažinatý
ingoványosláposmocsarasmocsáriposványos
mÿrlendur
batakbataklığa ait

marshy

[ˈmɑːʃɪ] ADJ (marshier (compar) (marshiest (superl))) → pantanoso

marshy

[ˈmɑːrʃi] adjmarécageux/euse

marshy

adj (+er)sumpfig; a marshy districtein Sumpfgebiet nt

marshy

[ˈmɑːʃɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → paludoso/a

marsh

(maːʃ) noun
(an area of) soft wet land. The heavy rainfall turned the land into a marsh.
ˈmarshy adjective
ˈmarshiness noun
References in classic literature ?
The party had left the low and marshy land of the true jungle, and were among the foothills, though all about them was dense forest and underbush, which, in reality, was as much a jungle as the lower plains, but was less wet.
About two hundred yards from the tree, a small brook crossed the road, and ran into a marshy and thickly-wooded glen, known by the name of Wiley's Swamp.
Besides, it was very convenient on an excursion; much better than those garden-chairs which are convertible into walking-sticks; upon occasion, a chief calling his attendant, and desiring him to make a settee of himself under a spreading tree, perhaps in some damp marshy place.
There was the spot where the Indian pipes grew; the particular bit of marshy ground where the fringed gentians used to be largest and bluest; the rock maple where she found the oriole's nest; the hedge where the field mice lived; the moss-covered stump where the white toadstools were wont to spring up as if by magic; the hole at the root of the old pine where an ancient and honorable toad made his home; these were the landmarks of her childhood, and she looked at them as across an immeasurable distance.
Toward the northern end this street is bounded by the one eminence visible over all the marshy flat -- a low wooded hill, on which the church is built.
As it advanced, the mender of roads would discern without surprise, that it was a shaggy-haired man, of almost barbarian aspect, tall, in wooden shoes that were clumsy even to the eyes of a mender of roads, grim, rough, swart, steeped in the mud and dust of many highways, dank with the marshy moisture of many low grounds, sprinkled with the thorns and leaves and moss of many byways through woods.
Coarse grass and rank weeds straggled over all the marshy land in the vicinity.
said the swine-herd, after blowing his horn obstreperously, to collect together the scattered herd of swine, which, answering his call with notes equally melodious, made, however, no haste to remove themselves from the luxurious banquet of beech-mast and acorns on which they had fattened, or to forsake the marshy banks of the rivulet, where several of them, half plunged in mud, lay stretched at their ease, altogether regardless of the voice of their keeper.
I had crossed a marshy tract full of willows, bulrushes, and odd, outlandish, swampy trees; and I had now come out upon the skirts of an open piece of undulating, sandy country, about a mile long, dotted with a few pines and a great number of contorted trees, not unlike the oak in growth, but pale in the foliage, like willows.
There flowed a great wide stream, with slippery and marshy banks; here the toad lived with her son.
By marshy bank Girt with tall yellow reeds and dwarf bamboos I dwell.
The mouths of all the streams which fall into this lake from the west, are marshy and inconsiderable; but on the east side, there is a beautiful beach, broken, occasionally, by high and isolated bluffs, which advance upon the lake, and heighten the character of the scenery.