What does marsh mean?

Definitions for marsh
mɑrʃmarsh

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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.

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.]

Freebase

  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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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Julian the Apostate:

    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."

  4. Devin Griffiths:

    Things can happen very, very quickly, when youre driving through marsh on both sides, slow down and keep your eyes open.

  5. Hubert Minnis:

    We can expect more deaths to be recorded. This is just preliminary information, marsh Harbor has suffered, I would estimate, in excess of 60 percent damage to their homes.

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