What does marshal mean?

Definitions for marshalˈmɑr ʃəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word marshal.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. marshal, marshall(noun)

    a law officer having duties similar to those of a sheriff in carrying out the judgments of a court of law

  2. marshal, marshall(verb)

    (in some countries) a military officer of highest rank

  3. marshal(verb)

    place in proper rank

    "marshal the troops"

  4. marshal(verb)

    arrange in logical order

    "marshal facts or arguments"

  5. mobilize, mobilise, marshal, summon(verb)

    make ready for action or use

    "marshal resources"

  6. marshal(verb)

    lead ceremoniously, as in a procession


  1. Marshal(ProperNoun)

    An English surname, a rare spelling of Marshall.

  2. Marshal(ProperNoun)

    derived from the surname, usually spelled Marshall.

  3. marshal(Noun)

    A high-ranking officer in the household of a medieval prince or lord, who was originally in charge of the cavalry and later the military forces in general.

  4. marshal(Noun)

    A military officer of the highest rank in several countries, including France and the former Soviet Union; equivalent to a general of the army in the United States. See also field marshal.

  5. marshal(Noun)

    A person in charge of the ceremonial arrangement and management of a gathering.

  6. marshal(Noun)

    A sheriff's assistant.

  7. marshal(Verb)

    to arrange troops etc. in line for inspection or a parade

  8. marshal(Verb)

    to arrange facts etc. in some methodical order

  9. marshal(Verb)

    to ceremoniously guide, conduct or usher

  10. marshal(Verb)

    to gather data for transmission

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marshal(noun)

    originally, an officer who had the care of horses; a groom

  2. Marshal(noun)

    an officer of high rank, charged with the arrangement of ceremonies, the conduct of operations, or the like

  3. Marshal(noun)

    one who goes before a prince to declare his coming and provide entertainment; a harbinger; a pursuivant

  4. Marshal(noun)

    one who regulates rank and order at a feast or any other assembly, directs the order of procession, and the like

  5. Marshal(noun)

    the chief officer of arms, whose duty it was, in ancient times, to regulate combats in the lists

  6. Marshal(noun)

    the highest military officer

  7. Marshal(noun)

    a ministerial officer, appointed for each judicial district of the United States, to execute the process of the courts of the United States, and perform various duties, similar to those of a sheriff. The name is also sometimes applied to certain police officers of a city

  8. Marshal(verb)

    to dispose in order; to arrange in a suitable manner; as, to marshal troops or an army

  9. Marshal(verb)

    to direct, guide, or lead

  10. Marshal(verb)

    to dispose in due order, as the different quarterings on an escutcheon, or the different crests when several belong to an achievement

  11. Origin: [OE. mareschal, OF. mareschal, F. marchal, LL. mariscalcus, from OHG. marah-scalc (G. marschall); marah horse + scalc servant (akin to AS. scealc, Goth. skalks). F. marchal signifies, a marshal, and a farrier. See Mare horse, and cf. Seneschal.]


  1. Marshal

    Marshal is a word used in several official titles of various branches of society. As marshals became trusted members of the courts of Medieval Europe, the title grew in reputation. During the last few centuries, it has been used for elevated offices, such as in military ranking and civilian law enforcement.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Marshal

    mär′shal, n. an officer charged with the regulation of ceremonies, preservation of order, points of etiquette, &c.: the chief officer who regulated combats in the lists: a pursuivant or harbinger: a herald: in France, an officer of the highest military rank: (U.S.) the civil officer of a district, corresponding to the sheriff of a county in England.—v.t. to arrange in order: to lead, as a herald:—pr.p. mar′shalling; pa.t. and pa.p. mar′shalled.ns. Mar′shaller, one who marshals; Mar′shalling, act of arranging in due order; Mar′shalsea, till 1842 a prison in Southwark, under the marshal of the royal household; Mar′shalship, office of marshal. [O. Fr. mareschal (Fr. maréchal); from Old High Ger. marah, a horse, schalh (Ger. schalk), a servant.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of marshal in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of marshal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Francis Bacon:

    Fortitude is the marshal of thought, the armor of the will, and the fort of reason.

  2. Abdel Fattah el-Sissi:

    I swear to God if I could be sold ... then I would be sold, field Marshal philosopher with a military background in good shape for sale.

  3. John Haggai:

    Gather in your resources, rally all your faculties, marshal all your energies, focus all your capacities upon mastery of at least one field of endeavor.

  4. State John Kerry:

    It is precisely through this political process that we can, for the first time, marshal the support of the entire international community against a single common enemy -- Daesh.

  5. Ji Eun Kyo:

    We are very proud to have the respected Marshal Kim Jong Un as our great leader and we are very proud to hold the Seventh Party Congress, people are actively participating in the event.

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