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"
Marsh, Reginald Marsh(noun)
United States painter (1898-1954)
Marsh, Ngaio Marsh(noun)
New Zealand writer of detective stories (1899-1982)
An area of low, wet land, often with tall grass.
for someone living by a marsh.
Origin: mersh, mershe, from merisc, mersc, from mariskaz (cf. West Frisian mersk, Dutch meers ‘grassland, meadow’, German Marsch), from ‘mere’. More at mere.
a tract of soft wet land, commonly covered partially or wholly with water; a fen; a swamp; a morass
Origin: [OE. mersch, AS. mersc, fr. mere lake. See Mere pool, and cf. Marish, Morass.]
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
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.]
The numerical value of marsh in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of marsh in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Galen Marsh did not disclose it to anyone.
We must either rearrange this unstable universe or we must exit from here! If we are not a mosquito or a crocodile, we must either dry out the marsh or exit from it!
This is an employment matter between Mr. Marsh and Morgan Stanley, he has acknowledged that he should not have obtained the account information and he has been cooperating fully with Morgan Stanley to protect the firm and its customers.
One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum, in which men steal through existence, like sluggish waters through a marsh, without either honor or observation.
The idea of an incarnation of God is absurd: why should the human race think itself so superior to bees, ants, and elephants as to be put in this unique relation to its maker? . . Christians are like a council of frogs in a marsh or a synod of worms on a dung-hill croaking and squeaking "for our sakes was the world created."
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Translations for marsh
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- блато, мочурище, тресавищеBulgarian
- aiguamollCatalan, Valencian
- Moor, Sumpf, MarschGerman
- marisma, ciénaga, pantanoSpanish
- مرداب, هور, ماندابPersian
- boglach, lèanaScottish Gaelic
- ճահիճ, ճահճուտArmenian
- 湿地, 湿原Japanese
- ചതുപ്പു നിലംMalayalam
- moer, moeras, broekDutch
- marisma, pântanoPortuguese
- мочвара, močvaraSerbo-Croatian
- سازلىقUyghur, Uighur
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