Definition of “march” - English Dictionary

“march” in British English

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marchnoun

uk /mɑːtʃ/ us /mɑːrtʃ/

march noun (PUBLIC EVENT)

C1 [ C ] an event in which a large number of people walk through a public place to express their support for something, or their disagreement with or disapproval of something:

She's going on a march on Saturday in protest over the closure of the hospital.

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march noun (SOLDIERS' WALK)

[ C or U ] a walk, especially by a group of soldiers all walking with the same movement and speed:

It had been a long march and the soldiers were weary.
The border was within a day's march (= distance measured in time taken to walk it).
on the march

If soldiers are on the march, they have started marching to a place.

marchverb

uk /mɑːtʃ/ us /mɑːrtʃ/

march verb (WALK)

C2 [ I ] to walk somewhere quickly and in a determined way, often because you are angry:

She marched into my office and demanded to know why I hadn't written my report.

C1 [ I ] to walk through a public place as part of a public event to express support for something, or disagreement with or disapproval of something:

Over four thousand people marched through London today to protest against the proposed new law.

C1 [ I or T ] to walk with regular steps and keeping the body stiff, usually in a formal group of people who are all walking in the same way:

The band marched through the streets.
The soldiers marched 90 miles in three days.

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march verb (TAKE FORCEFULLY)

[ T + adv/prep ] to forcefully make someone go somewhere by taking hold of that person and pulling them there or going there together:

Without saying a word, she took hold of my arm and marched me off to the headmaster's office.
The police marched a gang of youths out of the building.
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Marchnoun [ C or U ]

uk /mɑːtʃ/ us /mɑːrtʃ/ written abbreviation Mar.

A1 the third month of the year, after February and before April:

The next meeting will be in March.
He left on 26 March.
She is retiring next March.

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(Definition of “march” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“march” in American English

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marchverb [ I ]

us /mɑrtʃ/

march verb [ I ] (WALK)

to walk with regular steps of equal length, esp. with other people who are all walking in the same way:

The band marched through the downtown streets.

If you march, you walk quickly with purpose and determination:

She marched up to the customer service desk and demanded her money back.

marchnoun [ C ]

us /mɑrtʃ/

march noun [ C ] (MUSIC)

a piece of music with a strong, regular rhythm written for marching to:

The parade was led by the high school band, playing a series of marches.

march noun [ C ] (PUBLIC EVENT)

an event in which many people walk through a public place to express their support of something, often in disapproval of an official position:

a protest march

march noun [ C ] (WALK)

(of a military unit) the act of walking together in formation

Marchnoun [ C/U ]

us /mɑrtʃ/ abbreviation Mar.

the third month of the year, after February and before April

(Definition of “march” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)