What does Marsh mean?

Definitions for Marsh
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. marsh, marshland, fen, fenlandnoun

    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 Marshnoun

    United States painter (1898-1954)

  3. Marsh, Ngaio Marshnoun

    New Zealand writer of detective stories (1899-1982)

Wiktionary

  1. marshnoun

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

  2. Marshnoun

    for someone living by a marsh.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Marsh, Mars, Mas

    Etymology: are derived from the Saxon mersc , a fen, or fenny place. Edmund Gibson Camden.

  2. Marshnoun

    A fen; a bog; a swamp; a watry tract of land.

    Etymology: mersc , Saxon.

    In their courses make that round,
    In meadows, and in marshes found,
    Of them so call’d the fayry ground,
    Of which they have the keeping. Michael Drayton, Nymphid.

    Worms, for colour and shape, alter even as the ground out of which they are got; as the marsh worm and the stag worm. Izaak Walton, Angler.

    We may see in more conterminous climates great variety in the people thereof; the up-lands in England yield strong, sinewy, hardy men; the marsh-lands, men of large and high stature. Matthew Hale, Origin of Mankind.

    Your low meadows and marsh-lands you need not lay up till April, except the Spring be very wet, and your marshes very poachy. John Mortimer, Husbandry.

Wikipedia

  1. Marsh

    A marsh is a 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, and then sometimes called carrs. This form of vegetation is what differentiates marshes from other types of wetland such as swamps, which are dominated by trees, and mires, which are wetlands that have accumulated deposits of acidic peat.Marshes provide habitats for many kinds of invertebrates, fish, amphibians, waterfowl and aquatic mammals. This biological productivity means that marshes contain 0.1% of global sequestered terrestrial carbon. Moreover, they have an outsized influence on climate resilience of coastal areas and waterways absorbing high tides and other water changes due to extreme weather. Though some marshes are expected to migrate upland, most natural marshlands will be threatened by sea level rise and associated erosion.

ChatGPT

  1. marsh

    A marsh is a type of wetland area that is typically saturated with water and characterized by the presence of herbaceous plant species such as grasses, reeds, and rushes. It serves as a habitat for diverse wildlife and helps in maintaining environmental balance through water filtration, storm protection and carbon absorption. Marshes can be found in various parts of the world and can be either saltwater or freshwater ecosystems.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marshnoun

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

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

Wikidata

  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.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. marsh

    [Anglo-Saxon mersc, a fen]. Low land often under water, and producing aquatic vegetation. Those levels near the sea coast are usually saturated with salt water.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. MARSH

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Marsh is ranked #537 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Marsh surname appeared 62,304 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 21 would have the surname Marsh.

    82.7% or 51,550 total occurrences were White.
    12% or 7,501 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 1,383 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 1,184 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.5% or 355 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 336 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. harms

  2. shram

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Numerology

  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

Examples of Marsh in a Sentence

  1. Elizabeth Warren as a candidate:

    I am so grateful to the people of Massachusetts who took a chance on me back in 2012, when I got in therace, I was down 17 points. MARY ANNE MARSH : SUPER TUESDAY COULD DECIDE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION HERES THE CANDIDATE IN THE BEST POSITION TO WIN Elizabeth Warren as a candidate supporters, like the candidate Elizabeth Warren as a candidate, are remaining optimistic -- but they know whats on the line here.

  2. Walter Scott:

    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.

  3. Robert Gottlieb:

    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.

  4. Mark Greenberg:

    The Attorney General claims that Mr. Marsh’s cert possibilities expired in August of 2018. That’s not true, mr. Marsh, let’s assume that everything the court is intimating and the attorney general is saying about the finality of this judgment in October 2018, Mr. Marsh could have pursued a cert petition from that reinstatement of judgment.

  5. Jeremy Ray:

    My whole letter pretty much was about how Bill Bendenbrough loves Beverly Marsh so much and Bill Bendenbrough was okay with Beverly Marsh not loving Bill Bendenbrough back, as long as Beverly Marsh knew that Bill Bendenbrough would do anything for Beverly Marsh, part of the challenge was achieving a successful emotional engagement with these characters 27 years later.

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