Marshal meaning

märshəl
To arrange, place, or set in methodical order.

Marshal facts in preparation for an exam.

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To take form or order.

Facts marshaling as research progressed.

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A military officer of the highest rank in several countries, including France and the former Soviet Union; equivalent to a general of the army in the United States. See also field marshal.
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To guide ceremoniously; conduct or usher.
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To take up positions in a military formation.
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A high official of a royal household or court, as in medieval times, in charge of military affairs, ceremonies, etc.
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A military commander.
  • In various foreign armies, a general officer of the highest rank.
  • An officer of the highest rank in the British Royal Air Force.
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An official in charge of ceremonies, processions, rank and order, etc. who arranges the order of march.
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An officer of various kinds in the U.S.
  • A federal officer appointed to a judicial district to carry out orders and perform functions like those of a sheriff.
  • A minor officer of the law in some cities.
  • The head, or a high-ranking officer, of a police or fire department in some cities.
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To arrange (troops, things, ideas, etc.) in order; array; dispose.

To marshal forces for battle.

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An English word that means to arrange into a particular order as a means of preparation. See data marshalling.
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A federal court employee with police-like powers who provides security, guards prisoners, and seizes property in execution of judgments, among other functions.
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A state or local official with responsibilities like those of a sheriff.
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Arranging in order of priority or in a logical pattern.
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A high-ranking officer in the household of a medieval prince or lord, who was originally in charge of the cavalry and later the military forces in general.
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A person in charge of the ceremonial arrangement and management of a gathering.
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(US) A federal lawman.
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To arrange troops etc. in line for inspection or a parade.
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(by extension) To arrange facts etc. in some methodical order.
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To gather data for transmission.
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An English and Scottish status surname for someone who was in charge of the horses of a royal household, or an occupational surname for someone who looked after horses, or was responsible for the custody of prisoners.
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A male given name, transferred use of the surname since nineteenth century.
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To marshal is defined as to guide or assemble people - especially soldiers - into a specific place or specific order.

When you guide soldiers to line up in an order that has ceremonial significance, this is an example of a situation where you marshal the soldiers.

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The definition of a marshal is a high ranking official or military officer in certain countries.

An example of a marshal is a senior officer in the fire or police department in the United States.

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The head of a police or fire department in the United States.
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A person in charge of a parade or ceremony.
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A high official in a royal court, especially one aiding the sovereign in military affairs.
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To arrange or place (troops, for example) in line for a parade, maneuver, or review.
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To enlist and organize.

Trying to marshal public support.

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Origin of marshal

  • Middle English from Old French mareschal of Germanic origin marko- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Anglo-Norman marescal, marschal, Old French marescal, mareschal (“farrier; military commander"), from Late Latin mariscalcus (“groom, army commander, court dignitary"), either from Frankish *marhskalk, or from Old High German marah-scalc (“horse-servant"), from Proto-Germanic *marhaz + *skalkaz (whence Old Saxon maraskalk, marahscalc). Compare English mare + shalk.

    From Wiktionary

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    From Wiktionary