Jun 30, 2008

March (Word of the Day, 2008/3/19)

Amy Chang
March (noun)
►also Mar. ( written abbrev. ): the third month of the year
The eighth of Mar. is Women’s Day.

march (noun)
►the act of marching
The soldiers went past on the march.
►a walk , especially by a group of soldiers all walking with the same movement and speed
It had been a long march and the soldiers were weary.
►an event in which a large number of people walk through a public place to show their opinions or dissatisfactions; Demonstration
She is going on a march on Saturday to support the candidate of presidential election 馬英九.
►the distance covered while marching in a certain period of time
It was a day’s march from the city to the camp.
►a piece of music with a strong regular rhythm which is written for marching to
a funeral march
Mendelssohn’s Wedding March
►time is flying
The march of time.

marcher (noun)
►a person marching
The marchers stopped outside the American embassy chanting slogans and waving banners.

march (verb)
►to walk with regular steps keeping the body stiff, usually in a formal group of people who are all walking in the same way
The band marched through the streets.
The soldiers marched along the road.
►to walk somewhere quickly and in a determined way, often because who’s angry
She was very angry and marched out.
She marched into my office demanding to know why I hadn’t written my report.
►to force to walk
Without saying a word, she took hold of my arm and marched me off to the head master’s office.
The police marched a gang of youths out of the building.
The police marched him off to prison.

►a command to soldiers to start marching
Quick march!
►Time marches on.

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