March

March

, n. [F. marche.] 1. The act of marching; a movement of soldiers from one stopping place to another; military progress; advance of troops.
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These troops came to the army harassed with a long and wearisome march.
Bacon.
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2. 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.
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With solemn march
Goes slow and stately by them.
Shak.
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This happens merely because men will not bide their time, but will insist on precipitating the march of affairs.
Buckle.
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3. The distance passed over in marching; as, an hour's march; a march of twenty miles.
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4. A piece of music designed or fitted to accompany and guide the movement of troops; a piece of music in the march form.
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The drums presently striking up a march.
Knolles.
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To make a march, (Card Playing), to take all the tricks of a hand, in the game of euchre.
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