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English noun: marshal

1. marshal (person) a law officer having duties similar to those of a sheriff in carrying out the judgments of a court of law


Broader (hypernym)law officer, lawman, peace officer

Narrower (hyponym)air marshal, sky marshal

Instance hyponymHickock, James Butler Hickock, Wild Bill Hickock

2. marshal (person) (in some countries) a military officer of highest rank


Broader (hypernym)commissioned military officer

Narrower (hyponym)field marshal

Instance hyponymBaron Hugh Caswall Tremenheere Dowding, Bomber Harris, comte de Saxe, Dowding, Dowdy, Duc d'Elchingen, Harris, Hermann Maurice Saxe, Hugh Dowding, Marshal Saxe, Michel Ney, Ney, Saxe, Sir Arthur Travers Harris

Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

English verb: marshal

1. marshal (motion) place in proper rank

SamplesMarshal the troops.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

2. marshal (contact) arrange in logical order

SamplesMarshal facts or arguments.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)arrange, set up

3. marshal (change) make ready for action or use

SamplesMarshal resources.

Synonymsmobilise, mobilize, summon

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)collect, garner, gather, pull together

4. marshal (motion) lead ceremoniously, as in a procession

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Broader (hypernym)show, usher

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