What does marsh mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. marsh, marshland, fen, fenland(noun)

    low-lying wet land with grassy vegetation; usually is a transition zone between land and water

    "thousands of acres of marshland"; "the fens of eastern England"

  2. Marsh, Reginald Marsh(noun)

    United States painter (1898-1954)

  3. Marsh, Ngaio Marsh(noun)

    New Zealand writer of detective stories (1899-1982)


  1. marsh(Noun)

    An area of low, wet land, often with tall grass.

  2. Marsh(ProperNoun)

    for someone living by a marsh.

  3. Origin: mersh, mershe, from merisc, mersc, from mariskaz (cf. West Frisian mersk, Dutch meers ‘grassland, meadow’, German Marsch), from ‘mere’. More at mere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marsh(noun)

    a tract of soft wet land, commonly covered partially or wholly with water; a fen; a swamp; a morass

  2. Origin: [OE. mersch, AS. mersc, fr. mere lake. See Mere pool, and cf. Marish, Morass.]


  1. Marsh

    A marsh is a type of wetland that is dominated by herbaceous rather than woody plant species. Marshes can often be found at the edges of lakes and streams, where they form a transition between the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. They are often dominated by grasses, rushes or reeds. If woody plants are present they tend to be low-growing shrubs. This form of vegetation is what differentiates marshes from other types of wetland such as swamps, which are dominated by trees, and bogs, which are wetlands that have accumulated deposits of acidic peat.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Marsh

    märsh, n. a tract of low wet land: a morass, swamp, or fen.—adj. pertaining to wet or boggy places.—ns. Marsh′-gas, fire-damp; Marsh′-harr′ier, a harrier of genus Circus frequenting marshes; Marsh′iness; Marsh′-mall′ow, a species of mallow common in meadows and marshes; Marsh′-mar′igold, a genus of plants of the Ranunculus order, having large yellow flowers like those of a buttercup.—adj. Marsh′y, pertaining to, or produced in, marshes: abounding in marshes. [A.S. mersc, for mer-isc, as if 'mere-ish,' full of meres. Cf. mere, a pool.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of marsh in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of marsh in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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