march Definition

  • 1walk in a military manner with a regular measured tread
  • 2a steady advance or movement towards a goal
  • 3the third month of the year, between February and April

Using march: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "march" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The soldiers marched in formation.

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    The protesters marched through the streets.

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    The team marched down the field to score a touchdown.

  • Example

    The company is marching towards its goal of becoming a market leader.

march Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for march

Phrases with march

  • continue to advance or make progress


    We must march on despite the obstacles we face.

  • do things in one's own way, regardless of societal norms or expectations


    She always marched to the beat of her own drum, never conforming to what others expected of her.

  • a day on the Roman calendar that corresponds to March 15th, infamous for being the day Julius Caesar was assassinated


    Beware the Ides of March.

Origins of march

from Old French 'marchier', meaning 'to walk'


Summary: march in Brief

The term 'march' [mɑːrtʃ] can be used as a verb to describe walking in a military manner or making steady progress towards a goal. As a noun, it refers to the third month of the year. Examples include 'The soldiers marched in formation' and 'The company is marching towards its goal of becoming a market leader.' Phrases like 'march on' denote continuing progress, while 'march to the beat of one's own drum' implies individuality.

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