march

march
march1 [märch]
vi.
[Fr marcher < OFr, prob. < Frank * markon < * marka,MARK: orig. sense prob. “to pace off the boundary”]
1. to walk with regular, steady steps of equal length, usually in a group or military formation
2. to walk in a grave, stately way
3. to advance or progress steadily
vt.
1. to cause (troops, etc.) to march
2. to cause or force to go
n.
1. the act of marching
2. a regular forward movement; steady advance; progress [the march of events]
3. a regular, steady step or pace
4. the distance covered in a period of marching [a day's march]
5. a long, tiring walk
6. a piece of music, with a steady, even beat, suitable for marching
7. an organized walk by a number of people demonstrating on some public issue [a peace march]
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on the march
marching; advancing
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steal a march on
to get an advantage over without being perceived
march2 [märch]
n.
[OFr < Frank * marka,MARK1]
1. a boundary, border, or frontier
2. a borderland, esp. one in dispute
vi.
Rare to have a common border ( with); border
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the Marches
1. borderlands between England & Scotland and between England & Wales
2. see MARCHE2
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