What does March mean?

Definitions for March

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word March.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. March, Marnoun

    the month following February and preceding April

  2. march, marchingnoun

    the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)

    "it was a long march"; "we heard the sound of marching"

  3. marchnoun

    a steady advance

    "the march of science"; "the march of time"

  4. marchnoun

    a procession of people walking together

    "the march went up Fifth Avenue"

  5. borderland, border district, march, marchlandnoun

    district consisting of the area on either side of a border or boundary of a country or an area

    "the Welsh marches between England and Wales"

  6. marching music, marchnoun

    genre of music written for marching

    "Sousa wrote the best marches"

  7. Master of Architecture, MArchverb

    a degree granted for the successful completion of advanced study of architecture

  8. march, processverb

    march in a procession

    "They processed into the dining room"

  9. marchverb

    force to march

    "The Japanese marched their prisoners through Manchuria"

  10. marchverb

    walk fast, with regular or measured steps; walk with a stride

    "He marched into the classroom and announced the exam"; "The soldiers marched across the border"

  11. demonstrate, marchverb

    march in protest; take part in a demonstration

    "Thousands demonstrated against globalization during the meeting of the most powerful economic nations in Seattle"

  12. parade, exhibit, marchverb

    walk ostentatiously

    "She parades her new husband around town"

  13. marchverb

    cause to march or go at a marching pace

    "They marched the mules into the desert"

  14. border, adjoin, edge, abut, march, butt, butt against, butt onverb

    lie adjacent to another or share a boundary

    "Canada adjoins the U.S."; "England marches with Scotland"


  1. Marchnoun

    The third month of the Gregorian calendar, following February and preceding April. Abbreviation: Mar or Mar.

  2. Marchnoun

    for someone born in March, or for someone living near a boundary (marche).

  3. Etymology: March, from Marche, from marz, from martius, from earlier Mavors.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Marchnoun

    The third month of the year.

    Etymology: from Mars.

    March is drawn in tawny, with a fierce aspect, a helmet upon his head, to shew this month was dedicated to Mars. Henry Peacham, on Drawing.

  2. Marchnoun

    Etymology: marcher , French

    These troops came to the army harrassed with a long and wearisome march, and cast away their arms and garments, and fought in their shirts. Francis Bacon, War with Spain.

    Who should command, by his Almighty nod,
    These chosen troops, unconscious of the road,
    And unacquainted with th’ appointed end,
    Their marches to begin, and thither tend. Richard Blackmore.

    Their march begins in military state. Van. of hu. Wishes.

    Waller was smooth, but John Dryden taught to join
    The varying verse, the full resounding line,
    The long majestick march, and energy divine. Alexander Pope.

    We came to the roots of the mountain, and had a very troublesome march to gain the top of it. Joseph Addison, on Italy.

    The drums presently striking up a march, they make no longer stay, but forward they go directly towards Neostat. Richard Knolles, Hist. of the Turks.

    They of those marches
    Shall be a wall sufficient to defend
    Our inland from the pilferring borderers. William Shakespeare.

    The English colonies were enforced to keep continual guards upon the borders and marches round them. Davies.

    It is not fit that a king of an island should have any marches or borders but the four seas. John Davies, on Ireland.

  3. To Marchverb

    Etymology: marcher, French, for varicare, Menage, from Mars, Junius.

    Well march we on,
    To give obedience where ’tis truly ow’d. William Shakespeare.

    He marched in battle array with his power against Arphaxad. Jud. i. 13.

    Maccabeus marched forth, and slew five-and-twenty thousand persons. 2 Mac. xii. 26.

    My father, when some days before his death
    He ordered me to march for Utica,
    Wept o’er me. Joseph Addison, Cato.

    Plexirtus finding that if nothing else, famine would at last bring him to destruction, thought better by humbleness to creep where by pride he could not march. Philip Sidney, b. ii.

    Doth York intend no harm to us,
    That thus he marcheth with thee arm in arm. William Shakespeare.

    Our bodies, ev’ry footstep that they make,
    March towards death, until at last they die. Davies.

    Like thee appear,
    Like thee, great son of Jove, like thee,
    When clad in rising majesty,
    Thou marchest down o’er Delos’ hills. Matthew Prior.

    The power of wisdom march’d before. Alexander Pope, Odyssey.

  4. To Marchverb

    Cyrus marching his army for divers days over mountains of snow, the dazzling splendor of its whiteness prejudiced the sight of very many of his soldiers. Robert Boyle, on Colours.

    March them again in fair array,
    And bid them form the happy day;
    The happy day design’d to wait
    On William’s fame, and Europe’s fate. Matthew Prior.


  1. March

    March is the third month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is the second of seven months to have a length of 31 days. In the Northern Hemisphere, the meteorological beginning of spring occurs on the first day of March. The March equinox on the 20 or 21 marks the astronomical beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of autumn in the Southern Hemisphere, where September is the seasonal equivalent of the Northern Hemisphere's March.


  1. march

    March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian calendar, coming between February and April. It has 31 days. March also refers to walking with a regular pace in a group, usually as a form of military movement or in a protest or parade. Additionally, March can be an authoritative command instructing someone to walk in such a manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marchnoun

    the third month of the year, containing thirty-one days

  2. Marchnoun

    a territorial border or frontier; a region adjacent to a boundary line; a confine; -- used chiefly in the plural, and in English history applied especially to the border land on the frontiers between England and Scotland, and England and Wales

  3. Marchverb

    to border; to be contiguous; to lie side by side

  4. Marchverb

    to move with regular steps, as a soldier; to walk in a grave, deliberate, or stately manner; to advance steadily

  5. Marchverb

    to proceed by walking in a body or in military order; as, the German army marched into France

  6. Marchverb

    tO cause to move with regular steps in the manner of a soldier; to cause to move in military array, or in a body, as troops; to cause to advance in a steady, regular, or stately manner; to cause to go by peremptory command, or by force

  7. Marchnoun

    the act of marching; a movement of soldiers from one stopping place to another; military progress; advance of troops

  8. Marchnoun

    hence: Measured and regular advance or movement, like that of soldiers moving in order; stately or deliberate walk; steady onward movement

  9. Marchnoun

    the distance passed over in marching; as, an hour's march; a march of twenty miles

  10. Marchnoun

    a piece of music designed or fitted to accompany and guide the movement of troops; a piece of music in the march form

  11. Etymology: [OE. marche, F. marche; of German origin; cf. OHG. marcha, G. mark, akin to OS. marka, AS. mearc, Goth. marka, L. margo edge, border, margin, and possibly to E. mark a sign. 106. Cf. Margin, Margrave, Marque, Marquis.]


  1. March

    March is the third month of the year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. It is one of seven months that are 31 days long. In the Northern Hemisphere, the meteorological beginning of spring occurs on the first day of March. The March equinox on the 20th marks the astronomical beginning of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and the beginning of autumn in the Southern Hemisphere, where September is the seasonal equivalent of the Northern Hemisphere's March. March starts on the same day of the week as November every year, and February in common years only. March ends on the same day of the week as June every year. In leap years, March starts on the same day as September and December of the previous year. In common years, March starts on the same day as June of the previous year.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. March

    märch, n. the third month of the year, named from Mars, the god of war. [L. Martius (mensis), (the month) of Mars.]

  2. March

    märch, n. a border: boundary of a territory:—used chiefly in pl. March′es.—v.i. to border: to be adjacent.—ns. March′man, a borderer; March′-trea′son, the betrayal of a border or march to an enemy.—Riding the marches, a ceremony in which the magistrates and chief men of a city ride on horseback round the bounds of the property of the city, so as to mark plainly what are its limits. [A.S. mearc; doublet of mark.]

  3. March

    märch, v.i. to move in order, as soldiers: to walk in a grave or stately manner.—v.t. to cause to march.—n. the movement of troops: regular advance: a piece of music fitted for marching to: the distance passed over.—March past, the march of a body of soldiers in front of one remaining stationary to review them; Forced march, a march in which the men are vigorously pressed forward for combative or strategic purposes; Rogue's march, music played in derision of a person when he is expelled as a soldier, &c. [Fr. marcher. Ety. dub.; acc. to Scheler, prob. from L. marcus, a hammer (cf. 'to beat time'); others suggest root of march, a frontier.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. March

    the third month of our year; was before 1752 reckoned first month as in the Roman calendar, the legal year beginning on the 25th; it is proverbially dusty and stormy, and is the season of the spring equinox; it was dedicated to the Roman god Mars, whence the name.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. march

    The movement of a body of men from one place to another. In marching it cannot be too strongly inculcated that every just movement and manœuvre depends upon the correct equality of march established and practiced by all the troops of the same army, and that when this is not attended to confusion must follow on the junction of several battalions. Also, the distance marched over; as, a march of 20 miles.

  2. march

    To cause to move in military array; to push forward, as troops; to cause to advance in a steady, regular, or stately manner.

  3. march

    The military signal for soldiers to move; a piece of music, designed or fitted to accompany and guide the movement of troops; or a piece of music composed after the measure of a march. Also, the command for soldiers to move.

  4. march

    The length of a day’s march for troops of any arm depends, to a great extent, upon the condition of the roads, the supply of water, forage, etc.; also upon the advantages to be gained over an enemy.

Editors Contribution

  1. march

    A month of a specific calendar year.

    March is a month of the gregorian calendar.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 17, 2020  

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  2. March

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Etymology and Origins

  1. March

    In honour of Mars, the Roman god of war.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. MARCH

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, March is ranked #3344 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The March surname appeared 10,719 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 4 would have the surname March.

    77.9% or 8,355 total occurrences were White.
    16% or 1,721 total occurrences were Black.
    2.7% or 299 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 226 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.6% or 73 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.4% or 44 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'March' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #650

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'March' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1541

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'March' in Nouns Frequency: #2447

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'March' in Verbs Frequency: #757

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of March in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of March in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of March in a Sentence

  1. John Whitehead:

    The people of the South have rejected the constitutional amendment, and therefore we will march upon them and force them to adopt it at the point of the bayonet, and establish military power over them until they do adopt it.

  2. Wasserman Schultz:

    You had the Women's March that was millions of people around the country; the March for Science, which was literally tens of thousands and now the march to combat climate change.

  3. Hubert Humphrey:

    This, then, is the test we must set for ourselves; not to march alone but to march in such a way that others will wish to join us.

  4. Nabil Boumonsef:

    The ones with a positive view of this settlement argue that a Franjieh presidency will reassure March 8 and Hezbollah, while the presence of Hariri in the palace as prime minister will reassure the other camp. This is what is being marketed behind the scenes, there has already been great damage, particularly in the March 14 camp - more than in March 8 - because Franjieh is the clearest ally of the Syrian regime and the Assad family in Lebanon.

  5. Cornell William Brooks:

    We know we can do the distance because our lives, our votes, our jobs and our schools matter, let us march on, let us march on, let us march on till victory is won.

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