Pronunciation: (märch),[key] —v.i. 1. to walk with regular and measured tread, as soldiers on parade; advance in step in an organized body.
2. to walk in a stately, deliberate manner.
3. to go forward; advance; proceed: Time marches on.
—v.t. 1. to cause to march.
2. march on, to march toward, as in protest or in preparation for confrontation or battle: The angry mob marched on the Bastille.
—n. 1. the act or course of marching.
2. the distance covered in a single period of marching.
3. advance; progress; forward movement: the march of science. 4. a piece of music with a rhythm suited to accompany marching.
5. on the march, moving ahead; progressing; advancing: Automation is on the march. 6. steal a march on, to gain an advantage over, esp. secretly or slyly.
Pronunciation: (märch),[key] —n. 1. a tract of land along a border of a country; frontier.
2. marches,the border districts between England and Scotland, or England and Wales.
—v.i. to touch at the border; border.
Pronunciation: (märch),[key] —n. the third month of the year, containing 31 days.Abbr.: Mar.
Pronunciation: (märch for 1–3; märkh for 4),[key] —n. 1. Francis Andrew, 1825–1911, U.S. philologist and lexicographer.
2. Fredric(Frederick McIntyre Bickel), 1897–1975, U.S. actor.
3. Pey•ton Con•way Pronunciation: (pāt'n kon'wā),[key] 1864–1955, U.S. army officer (son of Francis Andrew March).
4. German name of the Morava.