Definitions for marshalˈmɑr ʃəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mar•shal*ˈmɑr ʃəl(n.; v.)-shaled, -shal•ing; -shalled, -shal•ling.

  1. (n.)an administrative officer of a U.S. judicial district with duties similar to those of a sheriff.

    Category: Government

  2. the chief of a police or fire department.

    Category: Government

  3. a police officer.

    Category: Government

  4. an official who leads special ceremonies, as a parade.

  5. an army officer of the highest rank, as in France.

    Category: Military

    Ref: Compare field marshal.

  6. a high officer of a royal household or court.

    Category: Western History, Government

  7. (v.t.)to arrange in proper or effective order:

    to marshal facts.

  8. to array, as for battle.

  9. to usher or lead ceremoniously.

    Ref: See gather.

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Origin of marshal:

1225–75; ME marshal, syncopated var. of mareschal < OF < Gmc; cf. OHG marahscalh groom =marah horse (see mare1) +scalh servant

mar′shal•cy(n.)

mar′shal•ship`(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. marshal, marshall(noun)

    a law officer having duties similar to those of a sheriff in carrying out the judgments of a court of law

  2. marshal, marshall(verb)

    (in some countries) a military officer of highest rank

  3. marshal(verb)

    place in proper rank

    "marshal the troops"

  4. marshal(verb)

    arrange in logical order

    "marshal facts or arguments"

  5. mobilize, mobilise, marshal, summon(verb)

    make ready for action or use

    "marshal resources"

  6. marshal(verb)

    lead ceremoniously, as in a procession

Wiktionary

  1. Marshal(ProperNoun)

    An English surname, a rare spelling of Marshall.

  2. Marshal(ProperNoun)

    derived from the surname, usually spelled Marshall.

  3. marshal(Noun)

    A high-ranking officer in the household of a medieval prince or lord, who was originally in charge of the cavalry and later the military forces in general.

  4. marshal(Noun)

    A military officer of the highest rank in several countries, including France and the former Soviet Union; equivalent to a general of the army in the United States. See also field marshal.

  5. marshal(Noun)

    A person in charge of the ceremonial arrangement and management of a gathering.

  6. marshal(Noun)

    A sheriff's assistant.

  7. marshal(Verb)

    to arrange troops etc. in line for inspection or a parade

  8. marshal(Verb)

    to arrange facts etc. in some methodical order

  9. marshal(Verb)

    to ceremoniously guide, conduct or usher

  10. marshal(Verb)

    to gather data for transmission

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marshal(noun)

    originally, an officer who had the care of horses; a groom

  2. Marshal(noun)

    an officer of high rank, charged with the arrangement of ceremonies, the conduct of operations, or the like

  3. Marshal(noun)

    one who goes before a prince to declare his coming and provide entertainment; a harbinger; a pursuivant

  4. Marshal(noun)

    one who regulates rank and order at a feast or any other assembly, directs the order of procession, and the like

  5. Marshal(noun)

    the chief officer of arms, whose duty it was, in ancient times, to regulate combats in the lists

  6. Marshal(noun)

    the highest military officer

  7. Marshal(noun)

    a ministerial officer, appointed for each judicial district of the United States, to execute the process of the courts of the United States, and perform various duties, similar to those of a sheriff. The name is also sometimes applied to certain police officers of a city

  8. Marshal(verb)

    to dispose in order; to arrange in a suitable manner; as, to marshal troops or an army

  9. Marshal(verb)

    to direct, guide, or lead

  10. Marshal(verb)

    to dispose in due order, as the different quarterings on an escutcheon, or the different crests when several belong to an achievement

Freebase

  1. Marshal

    Marshal is a word used in several official titles of various branches of society. As marshals became trusted members of the courts of Medieval Europe, the title grew in reputation. During the last few centuries, it has been used for elevated offices, such as in military ranking and civilian law enforcement.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

marshal(noun)

an official who arranges ceremonies, processions etc.

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