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march1 / märch/ • v. [intr.] walk in a military manner with a regular measured tread: three companies of soldiers marched around the field. ∎  walk or proceed quickly and with determination: without a word she marched from the room. ∎  [tr.] force (someone) to walk somewhere quickly: she gripped Rachel's arm and marched her out through the doors. ∎  walk along public roads in an organized procession to protest about something: antigovernment protesters marched today through major cities they planned to march on Baton Rouge. ∎ fig. (of something abstract) proceed or advance inexorably: time marches on. • n. [usu. in sing.] an act or instance of marching: the relieving force was more than a day's march away. ∎  a piece of music composed to accompany marching or with a rhythmic character suggestive of marching. ∎  a procession as a protest or demonstration: a protest march. ∎ fig. the progress or continuity of something abstract that is considered to be moving inexorably onward: Marx's theory of the inevitable march of history. PHRASES: march to (the beat of) a different drummer inf. consciously adopt a different approach or attitude from the majority of people; be unconventional. on the march marching: the army was on the march at last. march2 • n. (usu. Marches) a frontier or border area between two countries or territories, esp. between England and Wales or (formerly) England and Scotland: the Welsh Marches. ∎  (the Marches) a region of east central Italy, between the Apennines and the Adriatic Sea; capital, Ancona. Italian name Marche . • v. [intr.] (march with) rare (of a country, territory, or estate) have a common frontier with.

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march

march (Fr. marche, Ger. Marsch, It. marcia). Form of mus. to accompany the orderly progress of large group of people, especially soldiers; one of earliest known mus. forms. Military marches are of 4 kinds: funeral (4/4 time), slow (usually 4/4), quick (2/4 or 6/8), and double-quick. The march entered art mus. in 17th cent. in the works of Couperin and Lully, but there are marches in virginals pieces by Byrd. Marches occur in the operas of Mozart (e.g. Die Entführung, Figaro, Così fan tutte, and Zauberflöte); Schubert wrote Marches militaires and Beethoven incorporated a funeral march into his Eroica sym., as did Chopin into a pf. sonata. Famous operatic marches were written by Meyerbeer, Wagner, and Verdi. It was further developed in the sym. by Berlioz, Mahler, Tchaikovsky, and Elgar. Military marches for concert perf. by sym. orch. were written by Elgar (Pomp and Circumstance) and R. Strauss. Some of the best military marches were written in the 19th cent. by Sousa, Johann Strauss I, and Lanner.

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march (in music)

march, in music, composition intended to accompany marching. The only constant characteristics of a march are duple meter and a fairly simple rhythmic design. In mood, marches range from the moving death march in Wagner's Götterdämmerung to the brisk military marches of John Philip Sousa and the martial hymns of the late 19th cent. Examples of the varied use of the march can be found in Beethoven's Eroica Symphony, in the marches militaires of Schubert, in the marche funèbre in Chopin's Sonata in B flat minor, and in the Dead March in Handel's Saul.

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march

march march to a different drum conform to different principles and practices from those around one; ultimately from Henry David Thoreau Walden (1854).

See also hunger march, Long March at long, an army marches on its stomach.

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march

march3 walk in a military manner. XVI. — (O)F. marcher walk, orig. tread, trample:- Gallo-Rom. *marcāre, f. late L. marcus hammer.
Hence (or — F. marche) march sb. XVI.

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March

March1 XII. — OF. march(e), north-eastern var. of marz, (also mod.) mars :- L. Martius lit. ‘(month) of Mars’.

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march

march2 boundary. XIII. — (O)F. marche — Rom. (medL.) marca — Frankish *marka :- Gmc. *markō MARK1.
So vb. border upon. XIV. — OF. marchir.

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March (river, Czech Republic and Austria)

March: see Morava, river.

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March (month)

March: see month.

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march

marcharch, larch, march, parch, starch •frogmarch • cornstarch

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