(March), v. i. [Cf. OF. marchir. See 2d March.] To border; to be contiguous; to lie side by side.
That was in a strange landGower. To march with, to have the same boundary for a greater or less distance; said of an estate.
Which marcheth upon Chimerie.
(March), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Marched ; p. pr. & vb. n. Marching.] [F. marcher, in OF. also, to
tread, prob. fr. L. marcus hammer. Cf. Mortar.]
1. To move with regular steps, as a soldier; to walk in a grave, deliberate, or stately manner; to advance
2. To proceed by walking in a body or in military order; as, the German army marched into France.
(March), v. t. To cause to move with regular steps in the manner of a soldier; to cause to move
in military array, or in a body, as troops; to cause to advance in a steady, regular, or stately manner; to
cause to go by peremptory command, or by force.
March them again in fair array.Prior.
(March), n. [F. marche.]
1. The act of marching; a movement of soldiers from one stopping place to another; military progress; advance
These troops came to the army harassed with a long and wearisome march.Bacon.
2. Hence: Measured and regular advance or movement, like that of soldiers moving in order; stately or
deliberate walk; steady onward movement.
With solemn marchShak.
Goes slow and stately by them.
This happens merely because men will not bide their time, but will insist on precipitating the march of
3. The distance passed over in marching; as, an hour's march; a march of twenty miles.
4. A piece of music designed or fitted to accompany and guide the movement of troops; a piece of music
in the march form.
The drums presently striking up a march.Knolles. To make a march, (Card Playing), to take all the tricks of a hand, in the game of euchre.
(March"er) n. One who marches.
(March"er), n. [See 2d March.] The lord or officer who defended the marches or borders of a
(Mar"chet Mer"chet) , n. [LL. marcheta; of uncertain origin.] In old English and in Scots law, a
fine paid to the lord of the soil by a tenant upon the marriage of one the tenant's daughters.
Marching money (Mil.), the additional pay of officer or soldier when his regiment is marching. In
marching order (Mil.), equipped for a march. Marching regiment. (Mil.) (a) A regiment in active
(March"ing) a. & n., fr. March, v.
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