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march-past

Definition:

a ceremonial procession including people marching

Class:

group noun (groupings of people and objects)

Plural:

march-pasts

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

march | parade

Etymology:

"march (verb)": from Middle French marcher "to march, walk", from ... | "march...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Parade | march | marchpast

a procession of people, usually organized along a street, often in costume, and often accompanied by marching bands, floats or sometimes large balloons. Parades are held for a wide range of reasons, but are usually celebrations of some kind. In Britain... (41 of 1063 words, 4 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Parade

Macmillan British Dictionary:

march-past [countable] | march-pasts [plural]

a ceremony in which an important person stands and watches soldiers marching past them (14 of 38 words)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/march-past

Cambridge Dictionary:

march-past

a march of the armed forces past an officer of high rank or a king or queen (17 of 24 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/march-past

Merriam-Webster:

march-past | procession [synonym]

a filing by; "procession" (4 of 17 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/march-past

Random House Dictionary:

march-past

a parade or procession, especially of troops past a reviewing stand. (11 of 17 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/march-past

American Heritage Dictionary:

march-past

A procession or parade, especially of troops being reviewed. (9 of 12 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/march-past

Britannica Encyclopedia:

parade

a type of pageant whose main feature is a public procession. (11 of 12 words, 4 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/442477​/parade

Wiktionary:

parade | parades [plural] | paraded [past tense] | parading [present participle]

An organized procession consisting of a series of consecutive displays, performances, exhibits, etc. displayed by moving down a street past a crowd. | Any succession, series, or display of items. | A line of goslings led by one parent and often trailed... (40 of 83 words, 7 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation, 2 images)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/parade

Collins Dictionary:

parade | rain on someone's parade [sense-specific] | on parade [sense-specific] | parade ground [synonym, sense-specific] | parader [noun, derived]

an ordered, especially ceremonial, march, assembly, or procession, as of troops being reviewed | a place where military formations regularly assemble ... (20 of 587 words, 13 definitions, 13 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/parade

Oxford Dictionary:

parade | parade as | on parade | parader [derived]

a public procession, especially one celebrating a special day or event | a formal march or gathering of troops for inspection or display | a series of ... (25 of 266 words, 14 definitions, 16 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/parade

New World Dictionary:

parade | paraded [past tense] | parading [present participle] | parader [noun, related]

ostentatious or pompous display | a military display or assembly; especially, a review of marching troops ; a place where troops assemble regularly ... (22 of 141 words, 11 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/parade

Columbia Encyclopedia:

march

in music, composition intended to accompany marching. The only constant characteristics of a march are duple meter and a fairly simple rhythmic ... (22 of 95 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/ent​/A​0831732​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

march-past | march-pasts [plural]

a formal parade by troops or other people who march in formation past somebody who reviews them from a stand or other vantage point (24 of 34 words)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861693362​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

march

First use: about 1200 | early 15th century

Origin: "march (verb)": from Middle French marcher "to march, walk", from ... | "march (Noun)": (obsolete) "boundary", late 13th century (in reference to ... (26 of 168 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=march

Wiktionary:

march | marches [plural] | marched [past tense] | marching [present participle]

Origin: Middle English marchen from Middle French marcher ("to march, to walk"), from Old French marchier ("to ... | Middle English marche ("tract of land along a country's border"), from Old French marche ("boundary,... (32 of 79 etymology words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/march

March

Origin: Middle English Marche, from Anglo-Norman Marche, from Old French marz, from Latin mārtius, from earlier Mavors.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/March

American Heritage Dictionary:

march | marched [past tense] | marching [present participle] | marches [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English marchen, from Old French marchier, from ... | Middle English, from Old French marche, of Germanic origin; see ... (19 of 47 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/march

New World Dictionary:

march

Origin: French marcher from Old French, probably from Frankish ... | Old French from Frankish *marka, "mark" | Middle English from Old French ... (20 of 43 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/march

Collins Dictionary:

march | March | MArch | March.

First use: 16th century | 13th century

Origin: from Old French marchier to tread, probably of Germanic origin; compare Old English mearcian to mark1 | from Old French ... (23 of 38 etymology words)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/march

Oxford Dictionary:

March

Origin: Middle English: from an Old French dialect variant of marz, from Latin Martius (mensis) "(month) of Mars"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/March

march [entry 1] | the beat of | drummer

Origin: late Middle English: from French marcher "to walk" (earlier "to trample"), of uncertain origin

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/march

march [entry 2] | Marches | the Marches | march with

Origin: Middle English: from Old French marche (noun), marchir (verb), of Germanic origin; related to "mark1"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/march--2

Merriam-Webster:

March

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin martius, from martius of Mars, from Mart-, Mars

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/march show=4

march [entry 1, noun]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English marche, from Anglo-French, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German marha boundary

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/march

march [entry 3, verb]

First use: 15th century

Origin: Middle English, from Middle French marchier to trample, march, from Old French, to trample, probably of Germanic origin; akin to Old High ... (24 of 28 etymology words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/march show=2

Encarta Dictionary:

March | Marches [plural]

Origin: Anglo-Norman from Latin Martius (mensis) "(month) of Mars"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861696374​/definition​.html  [offline]

march [entry 1] | marches [plural] | marched [past tense] | marching [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: French marcher from Germanic, "measure off"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861678319​/definition​.html  [offline]

march [entry 2] | marches [plural] | marched [past tense] | marching [present participle]

First use: 13th century

Origin: Old French marche from Germanic

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861678320​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wikipedia:

March

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "March"

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/March

Macmillan British Dictionary:

march-past [countable] | march-pasts [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "march-past"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/march-past

march [countable, noun] | marches [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "march"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/march 16

march | marched [past tense] | marching [present participle] | marches [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "march"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/march

March [countable/uncountable] | Marches [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "March"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/March

Macmillan American Dictionary:

march-past [countable] | march-pasts [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "march-past"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/march-past

march [countable, noun] | marches [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "march"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/march 16

march | marched [past tense] | marching [present participle] | marches [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "march"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/march

March [countable/uncountable] | Marches [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "March"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/March

Cambridge Dictionary:

march-past

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "march-past"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "march-past"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/march-past

March [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "March"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "March"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/march 1

the Free Dictionary:

march-past

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "march-past"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "march-past"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/march-past

March

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "March"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "March"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "March" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/March

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

march-past

Audio: North American pronunciation of "march-past"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=marchp​02 word=march-past

March

Audio: North American pronunciation of "March"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=march​001 word=March

Collins Dictionary:

march | March | MArch | March.

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "march"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "march"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/march

Google Dictionary:

march | marches [plural] | marched [past tense] | marching [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "march"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=march

March | Marches [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "March"

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YourDictionary Audio:

march

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "march" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/march

freedictionary.org:

March | MArch

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "March" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=march

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