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English noun: March

1. March (time) the month following February and preceding April


Broader (hypernym)Gregorian calendar month

Part holonymAnnunciation, Annunciation Day, Lady Day, March 19, March 2, March 25, March equinox, mid-March, Saint Joseph, spring equinox, St Joseph, Texas Independence Day, vernal equinox

Part meronymGregorian calendar, New Style calendar

2. march (act) the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)

SamplesIt was a long march.
We heard the sound of marching.


Broader (hypernym)walk, walking

Narrower (hyponym)countermarch, goose step, lockstep, promenade, quick march, routemarch

3. march (act) a steady advance

SamplesThe march of science.
The march of time.

Broader (hypernym)advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion, procession, progress, progression

4. march (group) a procession of people walking together

SamplesThe march went up Fifth Avenue.

Broader (hypernym)procession

Narrower (hyponym)hunger march

5. march (location) district consisting of the area on either side of a border or boundary of a country or an area

SamplesThe Welsh marches between England and Wales.

Synonymsborder district, borderland, marchland

Broader (hypernym)district, dominion, territorial dominion, territory

6. march (communication) genre of music written for marching

SamplesSousa wrote the best marches.

Synonymsmarching music

Broader (hypernym)genre, music genre, musical genre, musical style

Narrower (hyponym)martial music, military march, military music, processional march, recessional march

7. MArch (communication) a degree granted for the successful completion of advanced study of architecture

SynonymsMaster of Architecture

Broader (hypernym)master's degree

English verb: march

1. march (motion) march in a procession

SamplesThey processed into the dining room.

ExamplesThe children march to the playground


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

Broader (hypernym)walk

Narrower (hyponym)countermarch, debouch, file, goose step, march out, parade, promenade, troop

2. march (motion) force to march

SamplesThe Japanese marched their prisoners through Manchuria.

ExamplesThey want to march the prisoners

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)walk

Narrower (hyponym)frogmarch


3. march (motion) walk fast, with regular or measured steps; walk with a stride

SamplesHe marched into the classroom and announced the exam.
The soldiers marched across the border.

ExamplesThe children march to the playground

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

Broader (hypernym)walk

Narrower (hyponym)troop

4. march (social) march in protest; take part in a demonstration

SamplesThousands demonstrated against globalization during the meeting of the most powerful economic nations in Seattle.


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

Broader (hypernym)dissent, protest, resist

Narrower (hyponym)picket

5. march (motion) walk ostentatiously

SamplesShe parades her new husband around town.

Synonymsexhibit, parade

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

Broader (hypernym)walk

6. march (motion) cause to march or go at a marching pace

SamplesThey marched the mules into the desert.

ExamplesThe horses march across the field

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)walk

7. march (contact) lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

SamplesCanada adjoins the U.S..
England marches with Scotland.

Synonymsabut, adjoin, border, butt, butt against, butt on, edge

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)adjoin, contact, meet, touch

Narrower (hyponym)neighbor, neighbour

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