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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)


  1. marsh(Noun)

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

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

  2. Marsh(ProperNoun)

    for someone living by a marsh.

    Etymology: 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

    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. 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!

  2. 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."

  3. Hubert Minnis:

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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