Meaning and Origin
What does the name March mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.
User Submitted Origins
Etymology: L. Martius mensis Mars'month fr. Martius belonging to Mars, the god of war: cf. F. mars. Cf. Martial
Etymology: OE. marche, F. marche; of German origin; cf. OHG. marcha, G. mark, akin to OS. marka, AS. mearc, Goth. marka, L. margo edge, border, margin, and possibly to E. mark a sign. √106. Cf. Margin Margrave Marque Marquis
Etymology: Cf. OF. marchir. See 2d March
- To move with regular steps, as a soldier; to walk in a grave, deliberate, or stately manner; to advance steadily.
- To proceed by walking in a body or in military order; as, the German army marched into France.
Etymology: F. marcher, in OF. also, to tread, prob. fr. L. marcus hammer. Cf. Mortar
- The act of marching; a movement of soldiers from one stopping place to another; military progress; advance of troops."These troops came to the army harassed with a long and wearisome march." [Bacon.]
- Hence: Measured and regular advance or movement, like that of soldiers moving in order; stately or deliberate walk; steady onward movement; as, the march of time."With solemn march Goes slow and stately by them." [Shak.]"This happens merely because men will not bide their time, but will insist on precipitating the march of affairs." [Buckle.]
- The distance passed over in marching; as, an hour's march; a march of twenty miles.
- A piece of music designed or fitted to accompany and guide the movement of troops; a piece of music in the march form."The drums presently striking up a march." [Knolles.]
Etymology: F. marche
- A steady advance ("the march of science" and "the march of time")
- The act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind) ("it was a long march" and "we heard the sound of marching")
- A degree granted for the successful completion of advanced study of architecture
- Genre of music written for marching ("Sousa wrote the best marches")
- A procession of people walking together ("the march went up Fifth Avenue")
- District consisting of the area on either side of a border or boundary of a country or an area ("the Welsh marches between England and Wales")
- The month following February and preceding April
- Lie adjacent to another or share a boundary ("England marches with Scotland")
- Walk fast, with regular or measured steps; walk with a stride ("He marched into the classroom and announced the exam" and "The soldiers marched across the border")
- Walk ostentatiously
- March in a procession
- Force to march ("The Japanese marched their prisoners through Manchuria")
- Cause to march or go at a marching pace ("They marched the mules into the desert")
- March in protest; take part in a demonstration
From Middle English March, Marche, borrowed from Anglo-Norman marche, from Old French marz, from Latin mārtius (“month of the god Mars”), from earlier Mavors.
- The third month of the Gregorian calendar, following February and preceding April. Abbreviation: or
- A surname for someone born in March, or for someone living near a boundary (marche).
- (uncommon) A male given name from English.
- A market town in Cambridgeshire, England.
March was also found in the following language(s): Middle English