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Definition of 'march'


  1. the month following February and preceding April
       Synonyms: Mar
  2. the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind); "it was a long march"; "we heard the sound of marching"
       Synonyms: marching
  3. a steady advance; "the march of science"; "the march of time"
  4. a procession of people walking together; "the march went up Fifth Avenue"
  5. district consisting of the area on either side of a border or boundary of a country or an area; "the Welsh marches between England and Wales"
       Synonyms: borderland border district marchland
  6. genre of music written for marching; "Sousa wrote the best marches"
       Synonyms: marching music
  7. a degree granted for the successful completion of advanced study of architecture
       Synonyms: Master of Architecture


  1. march in a procession; "They processed into the dining room"
       Synonyms: process
  2. force to march; "The Japanese marched their prisoners through Manchuria"
  3. walk fast, with regular or measured steps; walk with a stride; "He marched into the classroom and announced the exam"; "The soldiers marched across the border"
  4. march in protest; take part in a demonstration; "Thousands demonstrated against globalization during the meeting of the most powerful economic nations in Seattle"
       Synonyms: demonstrate
  5. walk ostentatiously; "She parades her new husband around town"
       Synonyms: parade exhibit
  6. cause to march or go at a marching pace; "They marched the mules into the desert"
  7. lie adjacent to another or share a boundary; "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland"
       Synonyms: border adjoin edge abut butt butt against butt on

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