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marshal

mar·shal

marshal

 
pronunciation:
mar shl
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: in the United States, a Federal officer whose duties are like those of a sheriff.
similar words:
officer, sheriff
definition 2: in the United States, a head police or fire department official.
similar words:
chief, head, leader
definition 3: in some nations, a very high-ranking military officer.
synonyms:
field marshal
similar words:
commander, general
definition 4: a person who organizes and directs a parade, ceremony, or the like.
synonyms:
emcee, master of ceremonies, MC
similar words:
host
definition 5: an officer whose responsibility is carrying out court orders.
similar words:
sergeant at arms
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: marshaled, marshaling, marshals
definition 1: to arrange in an orderly fashion or display.
He marshaled his facts before presenting the case.
synonyms:
arrange, array, dispose, order, organize
similar words:
deploy, display, exhibit, methodize
definition 2: to gather, assemble, or enlist.
He marshaled his supporters for a demonstration.
synonyms:
array, convene, convoke, enlist, muster, summon
similar words:
assemble, deploy, gather, group, line, mobilize, organize
definition 3: to escort or lead (someone), esp. in a formal manner.
synonyms:
escort, usher
similar words:
conduct, guide, lead, shepherd
derivations: marshalcy (n.), marshaler (n.), marshalship (n.)
Homophone Note
The words marshal and martial sound alike but have different meanings.
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