march

To march is to walk with deliberate, short steps that fall in a regular rhythm. You can take your time walking into school in the morning, or you can march right up the steps and through the door.

People can march just about anywhere they walk, although the verb brings to mind military processions of soldiers who march in unison. Marching bands are another example of people who march together this way. You can also use the word when you're talking about a group of demonstrators who decide to march in protest or support of a particular cause. March comes from the Middle French word marcher, which originally meant "to trample," and later came to mean "to walk."

Definitions of march
  1. verb
    walk fast, with regular or measured steps; walk with a stride
    “He marched into the classroom and announced the exam”
    “The soldiers marched across the border”
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    troop
    move or march as if in a crowd
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    walk
    use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
  2. verb
    march in a procession
    synonyms: process
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    file
    proceed in line
    parade, promenade, troop
    march in a procession
    goose step
    march in a military fashion
    countermarch
    march back along the same way
    debouch, march out
    march out (as from a defile) into open ground
    type of:
    walk
    use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
  3. verb
    march in protest; take part in a demonstration
    synonyms: demonstrate
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    picket
    take part in a strike or protest
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    dissent, protest, resist
    express opposition through action or words
  4. verb
    cause to march or go at a marching pace
    “They marched the mules into the desert”
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    type of:
    walk
    make walk
  5. verb
    force to march
    “The Japanese marched their prisoners through Manchuria”
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    frogmarch
    march a person against his will by any method
    type of:
    walk
    accompany or escort
  6. verb
    walk ostentatiously
    synonyms: exhibit, parade
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    type of:
    walk
    make walk
  7. noun
    the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)
    “it was a long march
    “we heard the sound of marching
    synonyms: marching
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    countermarch
    (military) a march in the reverse direction or back along the same route
    goose step
    a manner of marching with legs straight and swinging high
    lockstep
    a manner of marching in file in which each person's leg moves with and behind the corresponding leg of the person ahead
    promenade
    a march of all the guests at the opening of a formal dance
    quick march
    marching at quick time
    routemarch
    a long training march for troops
    type of:
    walk, walking
    the act of traveling by foot
  8. noun
    a procession of people walking together
    “the march went up Fifth Avenue”
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    hunger march
    a march of protest or demonstration by the unemployed
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    procession
    the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation
  9. noun
    genre of music written for marching
    “Sousa wrote the best marches
    synonyms: marching music
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    martial music, military march, military music
    brisk marching music suitable for troops marching in a military parade
    processional march, recessional march
    a march to be played for processions
    quickstep
    military march accompanying quick time
    pibroch
    martial music with variations; to be played by bagpipes
    dead march, funeral march
    a slow march to be played for funeral processions
    wedding march
    a march to be played for a wedding procession
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    genre, music genre, musical genre, musical style
    an expressive style of music
  10. noun
    a steady advance
    “the march of science”
    “the march of time”
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    advance, advancement, forward motion, onward motion, procession, progress, progression
    the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
  11. noun
    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”
    synonyms: border district, borderland, marchland
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    district, dominion, territorial dominion, territory
    a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
  12. verb
    lie adjacent to another or share a boundary
    “England marches with Scotland”
    synonyms: abut, adjoin, border, butt, butt against, butt on, edge
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    neighbor, neighbour
    be located near or adjacent to
    type of:
    adjoin, contact, meet, touch
    be in direct physical contact with; make contact
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