marshal

Definitions

  • Murder of Marshal D'ancre——155
    Murder of Marshal D'ancre——155
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v marshal make ready for action or use "marshal resources"
    • v marshal arrange in logical order "marshal facts or arguments"
    • v marshal place in proper rank "marshal the troops"
    • v marshal lead ceremoniously, as in a procession
    • n marshal a law officer having duties similar to those of a sheriff in carrying out the judgments of a court of law
    • n marshal (in some countries) a military officer of highest rank
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Marshal Luxembourg—461b Marshal Luxembourg—461b
Marshal Villars and Prince Eugene——512 Marshal Villars and Prince Eugene——512
Marshall Newell Marshall Newell
The Marshal tells how he killed the Dragon The Marshal tells how he killed the Dragon

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The 1988 move "Big" which was directed by Penny Marshall was the first movie by a female director to gross over $100 million domestically
    • Marshal A ministerial officer, appointed for each judicial district of the United States, to execute the process of the courts of the United States, and perform various duties, similar to those of a sheriff. The name is also sometimes applied to certain police officers of a city.
    • Marshal An officer of high rank, charged with the arrangement of ceremonies, the conduct of operations, or the like
    • Marshal One who goes before a prince to declare his coming and provide entertainment; a harbinger; a pursuivant.
    • Marshal One who regulates rank and order at a feast or any other assembly, directs the order of procession, and the like.
    • Marshal Originally, an officer who had the care of horses; a groom.
    • Marshal The chief officer of arms, whose duty it was, in ancient times, to regulate combats in the lists.
    • Marshal The highest military officer.
    • Marshal To direct, guide, or lead. "Thou marshalest me the way that I was going."
    • Marshal (Her) To dispose in due order, as the different quarterings on an escutcheon, or the different crests when several belong to an achievement.
    • Marshal To dispose in order; to arrange in a suitable manner; as, to marshal troops or an army. "And marshaling the heroes of his name
      As, in their order, next to light they came."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Penny Marshall was the first woman film director to have a film take in more than $100 million at the box office she accomplished this with the 1988 flick Big.
    • n marshal An officer charged with the duty of regulating processions and ceremonies, deciding on points of precedence, and maintaining order: applied generally to such officers throughout the middle ages and in more recent times, usually with some explanatory term: as, marshal of the palace; marshal of the lists. The functions of the king's groom or farrier in various European countries were extended till the royal marshal became one of the highest military and civil officers; and the title of marshal was applied, with qualifications, to a large number of officers having similar duties. In England the king's marshal (along with the royal constable till the time of Henry VIII., and afterward alone) had charge of the ordering of arms, and of all matters of chivalry and knighthood, etc.; and he is still represented by the hereditary earl marshal (which see, under earl).
    • n marshal A military officer of high rank, usually the highest under the chief of the state or the minister of war. Iu many countries the title is commonly modified by some other term: thus, in England, it has the form field-marshal; in Germany, feldmarschall; in France, maréchal de France.
    • n marshal In the United States, a civil officer appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, in each judicial district, as the executive or administrative officer (corresponding to the sheriff of a county) for the United States Supreme Court, and for the circuit and district courts within his district. There are also marshals for the consular courts in China, Japan, Siam, and Turkey. United States marshals were formerly charged with the duty of taking the national census in their districts; the officers who take the State census in certain States are called marshals or census marshals.
    • n marshal An officer of any private society appointed to regulate its ceremonies and execute its orders.
    • n marshal In some universities, as in Cambridge, England, an officer attendant upon the chancellor or his deputy.
    • marshal To dispose or set in order; arrange methodically; array.
    • marshal Specifically— To draw up in battle array; review, as troops.
    • marshal To order, as a procession.
    • marshal To lead in a desired course; train; discipline.
    • marshal To act as a marshal to; lead as harbinger or guide; usher.
    • marshal In heraldry, to dispose (as more than one distinct coat of arms upon a shield) so as to form a single composition; group, as two or more distinct shields, so as to form a single composition; also, to associate (such accessories as the helm, mantling, crest, etc., and knightly and other insignia) with a shield of arms, thus again forming a single heraldic composition.
    • marshal To arrange (the cars of a freight-train) in proper station order.
    • marshal A common old spelling of martial as confused with marshal.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Thomas Marshall (1854-1925), U.S. vice-president, once remarked "What this country needs is a good five-cent cigar."
    • n Marshal mär′shal an officer charged with the regulation of ceremonies, preservation of order, points of etiquette, &c.: the chief officer who regulated combats in the lists: a pursuivant or harbinger: a herald: in France, an officer of the highest military rank:
    • v.t Marshal to arrange in order: to lead, as a herald:—pr.p. mar′shalling; pa.t. and pa.p. mar′shalled
    • n Marshal mär′shal (U.S.) the civil officer of a district, corresponding to the sheriff of a county in England
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Quotations

  • John Haggai
    John Haggai
    “Gather in your resources, rally all your faculties, marshal all your energies, focus all your capacities upon mastery of at least one field of endeavor.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    Napoleon%20Bonaparte
    “Every private in the French army carries a Field Marshall wand in his knapsack.”
  • Andrew Jackson
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    “John Marshall has made his decision: now let him enforce it!”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. mareschal, OF. mareschal, F. maréchal, LL. mariscalcus, from OHG. marah-scalc,G. marschall,); marah, horse + scalc, servant (akin to AS. scealc, Goth. skalks,). F. maréchal, signifies, a marshal, and a farrier. See Mare horse, and cf. Seneschal
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. mareschal (Fr. maréchal); from Old High Ger. marah, a horse, schalh (Ger. schalk), a servant.

Usage

In literature:

In St. Anthony, William R. Marshall; at Fort Snelling, Franklin Steele.
"The History of Minnesota and Tales of the Frontier" by Charles E. Flandrau
Among these was Mr Marshall, the pastor of our friends.
"It Might Have Been" by Emily Sarah Holt
There he appointed Marshal Mortier governor of that capital.
"The Two Great Retreats of History" by George Grote
The Marshal had his horse killed under him, and was slightly wounded.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 2 of 8" by Various
Bessieres, Marshal, 88, 92.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
Marshal Massena died during the same year.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
Into this, Marshall conducted the callers.
"Hester's Counterpart" by Jean K. Baird
I shall go to Marshal Turenne; he is the only honest man in the country.
"My Sword's My Fortune" by Herbert Hayens
Each time that Dora Marshall raised her eyes, they met those of Smith.
"'Me-Smith'" by Caroline Lockhart
NEWTON HERBERT MARSHALL., M.A., PH.D. (Halle).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 1" by Various
The duties of marshal's aide-de-camp in Spain were terrible.
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
Now, she was painfully conscious that Marshall was standing near, coolly observant, with a cynical smile upon his thin lips.
"Reels and Spindles" by Evelyn Raymond
At Patney station we found on the station platform Major Marshall and several officers, among them Captain McGregor.
"The Red Watch" by J. A. Currie
Marshal Davoust promised his support to the Imperial party, and Fouche offered his to all.
"Memoirs To Illustrate The History Of My Time" by François Pierre Guillaume Guizot
He then issued a public proclamation, in which he resigned his entire command to Marshal Mortier.
"Louis Philippe" by John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
Didn't I hear the man say he was the marshal of Tinkletown?
"Anderson Crow, Detective" by George Barr McCutcheon
But, in the end, she decided that she must give warning to the United States marshal.
"Heart of the Blue Ridge" by Waldron Baily
Marshal Ney, who had just come up, wished to reconnoitre this before advancing into it.
"The Conscript" by Émile Erckmann
The marshals obey the ministers, and the officers the marshals, and the soldiers the officers.
"Waterloo" by Émile Erckmann
He then asked, whether they were in the custody of a United States Marshal or Commissioner.
"The Trial of Theodore Parker" by Theodore Parker
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In poetry:

And through his verse shall gleam
The swords that flashed in vain,
And the men who wore the gray shall seem
To be marshaling again.
"Sentinel Songs" by Abram Joseph Ryan
Oh, marshalled hosts of warring clouds!
Teach me this truth to know,
There's light beyond, though trouble shrouds
The valley here below.
"On Brooklyn Bridge" by Jared Barhite
And here I set my face towards home,
For all my pilgrimage is done,
Although, methinks, yon blood-red sun
Marshals the way to Holy Rome.
"Rome Unvisited" by Oscar Wilde
And from the mount he sees below
The maivel of the marshalled plain,
And what was tumult is a reign,
And, as he climbs, the princes know
"In War-Time: An Aspiration Of The Spirit" by Sydney Thompson Dobell
One greater far than she
This day has gone abroad
With thousand children; see
Them marshalled on the road—
To such was Jesus' blessing given;
Of such the kingdom is of heaven.
"On Seeing A Thousand Sabbath School Children" by Janet Hamilton
The storm, as if unconscious of defeat,
Re-marshals all its seething ranks of waves,
And, led by shrieking winds with foam-hid feet,
Swoops on the staunch true hearts, and roars and raves.
"The Life-Boat" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

And this year's three grand marshals will ride in style, parading down the street in the Wells Fargo Stagecoach.
Joines was a native of Marshall County, daughter of the late Calvin Eugene and Ethel Eady Burrow .
Burrow was a native of Marshall County, and daughter of the late Jackson Batey and Ruby Ledbetter Wheatley.
Burrow was a native of Marshall County.
Carson runs for 212 yards as Harper Creek tops Marshall, 41-14.
His role as Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival firefighters' marshal provided "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice a chance to meet an idol or two of his own.
Two projects at Monarch Stadium and John Marshall High School are progressing and will be completed by the time students return to school in August, officials said Tuesday.
Carl Turner, of Marshall, will speak on the history, flora and fauna of Caddo Lake at a meeting of Tyler Audubon Society.
MARSHALL'S TRIP to the visiting locker room at M.M.
After their 59-24 dismemberment of the home team Saturday, some Marshall players started dancing to the music.
FREDERICKTOWN — Marshall Lee Campo , 71, of County Road 22, Fredericktown, passed away Tuesday, Dec 28, 2010, at Morrow County Hospital in Mount Gilead.
Marshall vs Catawba , Sept 2, 1989.
Marshall University (dark jerseys) plays against Catawba College of Salisbury, N.C.
A fugitive fool who taunted cops on his Facebook page, "Catch me if you can, I'm in Brooklyn" - has been captured by US marshals.
The 6th Houston E Mull FFA Memorial Cattle Drive was held on Saturday Nov 6 at the Bill and Mary Lou Paxton Farm near Marshall Junction.
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In science:

The deformation theory of Asymptotically Conical SL m-folds in Cm has been studied independently by Pacini and Marshall .
Special Lagrangian submanifolds with isolated conical singularities. V. Survey and applications
Pacini’s results are earlier, but Marshall’s are more complete.
Special Lagrangian submanifolds with isolated conical singularities. V. Survey and applications
We can deduce that πYi × πZi is a smooth submersion from the proof of Theorem 6.8 in Marshall [21, §6].
Special Lagrangian submanifolds with isolated conical singularities. V. Survey and applications
Robbins, empirical Bayes, and microarT., Wang, A. and Marshall, S. (2004).
Microarrays, Empirical Bayes and the Two-Groups Model
The Marshall-Peierls sign rule holds for the unfrustrated Heisenberg model and even for the J1−J2 chain at the Ma jumdar-Ghosh point.
Variational wave functions for frustrated magnetic models
However, in the regime of strong frustration, the Marshall-Peierls sign rule is violated dramatically , and, because no analogous sign rule appears to exist, the groundstate wave function has non-trivial phases.
Variational wave functions for frustrated magnetic models
Another interesting property of the class of pBCS wave functions is related to the possibility of satisfying the Marshall-Peierls sign rule by means of a suitable choice of the gap function.
Variational wave functions for frustrated magnetic models
On this basis, the resulting wave function has exactly the Marshall-Peierls sign.
Variational wave functions for frustrated magnetic models
Marshall-Peierls rule and are much more similar to the exact ones.
Variational wave functions for frustrated magnetic models
It is known that the ob jective criterion of Problem (8) is Schur-concave, as a symmetric separable sum of concave functions (we refer the reader to the book of Marshall and Olkin [MO79] for details about the theory of ma jorization and Schur-concavity).
Approximation of a Maximum-Submodular-Coverage problem involving spectral functions, with application to Experimental Design
These data have been explored assuming a Marshall-Olkin distribution in Meinatis (2007) and with a bivariate generalized exponential distribution in Kundu and Gupta (2009).
Comparing Two Contaminated Samples
Test of Fit for Marshall-Olkin distributions with applications.
Comparing Two Contaminated Samples
Suyu, S. H., Marshall, P. J., Hobson, M. P., Blandford, R. D., 2006. A bayesian analysis of regularized source inversions in gravitational lensing.
A Systematic Review of Strong Gravitational Lens Modeling Software
In fact, Marshall and Proschan (1972) have proved that the average waiting time between any two consecutive failures when no planned replacement policies is adopted is smaller than or equal to the similar quantity when an age replacement policy is adopted if and only if the life distribution is NBUE.
Tests for exponentiality against NBUE alternatives: a Monte Carlo comparison
The analogous result for AC SLs was originally proved independently by the author and by Marshall .
Special Lagrangian conifolds, I: Moduli spaces (extended version)
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