What does Marsh mean?

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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)


  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.

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.]


  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.

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  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. Randy Gonzales:

    The Filipino American seamen in Louisiana were willing to live out in the marsh far away, so The Filipino seamen in Louisiana could make a decent living, but it was a risk when the storms came through every 10 years or so, and then, the whole place was destroyed and they rebuilt, and that's the story of climate migration, where after a while, some of them had enough of the storms.

  2. Rohan Schoeman:

    APPLE WATCH CATCHES GRANDMOTHERS HEART CONDITION, POSSIBLY SAVING HER LIFE The couple went missing in a snowstorm after spending a weekend with friends on November 3. Rescuers located Marsh in time after her husband sent friends photographs of their location. She was flown by air ambulance to the ValldHebron Hospital in Barcelona, where she was connected to an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation machine. The machine stands in for the heart and lungs, pumping blood through the arteries and heating it, which raises the body temperature.Doctors believed she could survive if they treated the hypothermia. This is an exceptional case on a global scale, Eduard Argudo, a doctor from the Vall dHebron hospital told a press conference.There are practically no cases of people being revived after their heart has stopped for so long. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUT LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER When she arrived at the hospital, Mashsheart was showing no electrical activity and her kidneys and lungs were not functioning, doctors said. Eduard Argudo said the sharp fall in her body temperature may have saved her as the cold preserved her organs. Six hours after entering cardio-respiratory arrest, Marshs heart began to beat naturally again. Marsh, who spent 11 days in hospital recovering, has not suffered any long-term brain damage but has trouble moving her hands which were affected by the cold. When I went home I had damage to my hands. I could not do up my buttons on trousers or put in my earrings. These are small things which are going to get better, she said. Rohan Schoeman, Rohan Schoeman, 36, who is South African and works as a teacher, said the couple had spent the weekend with friends but left early morning without them. At one point the snowfall became very heavy. We found a rock and tried to use it for shelter to avoid adverse weather conditions. Once visibility improved, I could see that our friends had tried to contact us, audrey was losing consciousness so I tried to send some photos to our friends of where we were.

  3. 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.

  4. Clara Bain:

    My friends are missing, a few of my cousins are missing over there, five in total, they lived in Marsh Harbour, everyone on the islands are missing someone, it's really devastating.

  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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    (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive
    • A. mediocrity
    • B. transition
    • C. nuisance
    • D. match

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