Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “marshal”

See all translations

marshal

verb [T]  /ˈmɑr·ʃəl/ us  

marshal verb [T] (ORGANIZE)

to gather or organize people or things, esp. in order to achieve a particular aim: The president is trying to marshal support for his plan.

marshal

noun [C]  /ˈmɑr·ʃəl/ us  

marshal noun [C] (OFFICIAL)

an official who arranges and controls a public ceremony: The mayor was the honorary grand marshal of the St. Patrick’s Day parade.

marshal noun [C] (LAW)

a government official who is responsible for putting the decisions of a law court into effect: He was conducted to the airport by federal marshals and deported. In some parts of the US, marshal is also a title used for police or fire department officers of high rank.
(Definition of marshal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of marshal?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “marshal” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

shampoo

a liquid used for washing hair, or for washing particular objects or materials

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

crossfit noun

March 23, 2015
high-intensity strength training Two women in strappy dresses discussed how much weight they could snatch

Read More