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English noun: March

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


SynonymsMar


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.


Synonymsmarching


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


Synonymsprocess


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


Causemarch

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.


Synonymsdemonstrate


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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