Soldiers marching in the UK.




  • To walk with long, regular strides, as a soldier does.
  • To cause someone to walk somewhere.
  • To go to war; to make military advances.
  • To make steady progress.
  • To have common borders or frontiers


  • From Middle English marchen, from Middle French marcher, from Old French marchier, from Frankish *markōn, from Proto-Germanic *markōną, akin to Persian مرز, from Proto-Indo-European *merǵ-. Akin to Old English mearc, ġemearc. Compare mark, from Old English mearcian.
  • From Middle English marche, from Old French marche, from Frankish *marku, from Proto-Germanic *markō, from Proto-Indo-European *merǵ-.
  • From Middle English merche, from Old English merċe, mereċe, from Proto-West Germanic *marik, from Proto-Indo-European *móri. Cognate Middle Low German merk, Old High German merc, Old Norse merki. Compare also obsolete or regional more#Etymology2, from Proto-Indo-European *mork-.

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