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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


Synonymsmarshall


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


Synonymsmarshall


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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