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March
noun (abbreviation Mar.) the third month of the year, which has 31 days.
[13c: from French Marche , from Latin Martius belonging to Mars, the Roman god of war]


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march1
verb (marches , marched , marching )
1 intr to walk in a stiff, upright, formal manner, usually at a brisk pace and in step with others.
2 to make or force someone, especially a soldier or troop of soldiers, to walk in this way.
3 intr to walk in a purposeful and determined way suddenly marched out of the room .
4 intr to advance or continue, steadily or irresistibly Events marched on .
noun (marches )
1 an act of marching.
2 a distance travelled by marching.
3 a brisk walking pace.
4 a procession of people moving steadily forward.
5 music a piece of music written in a marching rhythm.
6 steady and unstoppable progress or movement the march of time .
[16c: from French marcher to walk]
marcher noun .
steal a march on someone see under steal.
on the march said of an army, etc: marching; advancing.


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march2
noun (marches )
1 a boundary or border.
2 a border district, especially ( the Marches) those around the English?Welsh and English?Scottish borders, which were fought over continuously from the 13c to the 16c.
[13c: from French marche ; related to mark1]


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March hare
noun a hare during its breeding season in March mad as a March hare .
[15c: used as a proverbial example of madness because of its excitable and erratic behaviour]


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march past
noun , mil a march performed by a body of troops, etc in front of a person, eg the sovereign or a senior officer, who reviews it.


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