What does marsh mean?

Definitions for marsh
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. marsh, marshland, fen, fenland(noun)

    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 Marsh(noun)

    United States painter (1898-1954)

  3. Marsh, Ngaio Marsh(noun)

    New Zealand writer of detective stories (1899-1982)

Wiktionary

  1. marsh(Noun)

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

  2. Marsh(ProperNoun)

    for someone living by a marsh.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marsh(noun)

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

  2. Origin: [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. Robert Gottlieb:

    Galen Marsh did not disclose it to anyone.

  2. Hubert Minnis:

    Marsh Harbor has suffered, I would estimate, in excess of 60 percent damage to their homes.

  3. Devin Griffiths:

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

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    We must either rearrange this unstable universe or we must exit from here! If we are not a mosquito or a crocodile, we must either dry out the marsh or exit from it!

  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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