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Definition of March


  1. The third month of the year, containing thirty-one days.
  2. A territorial border or frontier; a region adjacent to a boundary line; a confine; -- used chiefly in the plural, and in English history applied especially to the border land on the frontiers between England and Scotland, and England and Wales.
  3. To border; to be contiguous; to lie side by side.
  4. To move with regular steps, as a soldier; to walk in a grave, deliberate, or stately manner; to advance steadily.
  5. To proceed by walking in a body or in military order; as, the German army marched into France.
  6. 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.
  7. The act of marching; a movement of soldiers from one stopping place to another; military progress; advance of troops.
  8. Hence: Measured and regular advance or movement, like that of soldiers moving in order; stately or deliberate walk; steady onward movement.
  9. The distance passed over in marching; as, an hour's march; a march of twenty miles.
  10. A piece of music designed or fitted to accompany and guide the movement of troops; a piece of music in the march form.

March Quotations

I hope to live long enough to see my surviving comrades march side by side with the Union veterans along Pennsylvania Avenue, and then I will die happy.
James Longstreet

The mystery at the center of 'Burial Rites' is not who killed whom on the night of March 13, 1828. It is the mystery each of us encounters: Can we every truly know another? Can we ever truly know ourselves?
Hannah Kent

Rations were scarcely issued, and the men about preparing supper, when rumors that the enemy had been encountered that day near Gettysburg absorbed every other interest, and very soon orders came to march forthwith to Gettysburg.
Joshua Chamberlain

I appeal to you as a soldier to spare me the humiliation of seeing my regiment march to meet the enemy and I not share its dangers.
George Armstrong Custer

The brave men die in war. It takes great luck or judgment not to be killed. Once, at least, the head has to bow and the knee has to bend to danger. The soldiers who march back under the triumphal arches are death's deserters.
Jean Giraudoux
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March Translations

march in Afrikaans is stap
march in Afrikaans is Maart
march in Danish is marts
march in Dutch is lentemaand
march in Dutch is tippelen
march in Dutch is maart
march in Dutch is lopen, marcheren
march in Finnish is maaliskuu
march in Finnish is marssia
march in French is mars
march in French is marcher
march in Italian is marciare
march in Italian is marzo
march in Italian is camminare
march in Latin is incedo
march in Norwegian is mars
march in Spanish is marcha
march in Spanish is marzo
march in Spanish is andar
march in Swedish is marsch, marschera
march in Swedish is mars
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