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  1. mar·shal
    IPA[ˈmärSHəl]
  2. noun

    • 1. an officer of the highest rank in the armed forces of some countries, including France:

      Marshal Tito
    • 2. a high-ranking officer of state.

    • 3. a federal or municipal law officer.

    • 4. the head of a police department.

    • 5. the head of a fire department.

    • 6. an official responsible for supervising public events, especially sports events or parades.

    verb

    • 1. arrange or assemble (a group of people, especially soldiers) in order:

      the general marshaled his troops
      Synonym : gather, gather together, assemble, collect, muster, mass, amass, call together, draw up, line up, align, array, organize, group, set/put in order, set/put into position, arrange, deploy, position, order, dispose, rank, mobilize, rally, round up, triage
    • 2. methodically assemble and arrange (facts, ideas, objects, etc.):

      she is one of those people who can marshal their thoughts quickly and articulate them clearly
    • 3. correctly position or arrange (rolling stock).

    • 4. direct the movement of (an aircraft) on the ground at an airport.

    • 5. combine (coats of arms) to indicate marriage, descent, or the bearing of office.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: marshal, plural noun: marshals

    • v.: verb: marshal, 3rd person present: marshals, gerund or present participle: marshalling, past tense: marshalled, past participle: marshalled

    • noun

      an officer of the highest rank in the armed forces of some countries:

      a high-ranking officer of state.

    • verb

      assemble and arrange (a group of people, especially troops) in order:

      methodically assemble and arrange (facts, ideas, objects, etc.):

    • noun

      an officer of the highest rank in the British and other armies.
    • noun

      an armed guard who travels incognito on certain commercial flights, trained to take action in the event of a hijacking or other violent criminal action:
    • noun

      an official who is responsible for enforcing fire regulations or investigating fires:
    • noun

      the head of military police in camp or on active service.
    • noun

      the head of military police in camp or on active service.

      (in the Royal Navy) a senior commissioned officer in the Regulatory Branch or Naval Dockyard Port.

    • noun

      a high rank of officer in the RAF, above air vice-marshal and below air chief marshal.

      an armed guard who travels incognito on certain commercial flights, trained to take action in the event of a hijack or other violent criminal action:

    • noun

      (in the UK) the officer presiding over the College of Arms, with ceremonial duties on various royal occasions.
    • noun

      an official who is responsible for enforcing fire regulations or investigating fires:
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