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Noun, Verb (usu participle)
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mar=shal

CIDE DICTIONARY

marshaln. [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.].
  •  Originally, an officer who had the care of horses; a groom.  [1913 Webster]
  •  An officer of high rank, charged with the arrangement of ceremonies, the conduct of operations, or the like  [1913 Webster]
Earl marshal of England, the eighth officer of state; an honorary title, and personal, until made hereditary in the family of the Duke of Norfolk. During a vacancy in the office of high constable, the earl marshal has jurisdiction in the court of chivalry. Brande & C. -- Earl marshal of Scotland, an officer who had command of the cavalry under the constable. This office was held by the family of Keith, but forfeited by rebellion in 1715. -- Knight marshal, or Marshal of the King's house, formerly, in England, the marshal of the king's house, who was authorized to hear and determine all pleas of the Crown, to punish faults committed within the verge, etc. His court was called the Court of Marshalsea. -- Marshal of the Queen's Bench, formerly the title of the officer who had the custody of the Queen's bench prison in Southwark. Mozley & W.
marshalv. t. 
  •  To dispose in order; to arrange in a suitable manner; as, to marshal troops or an army.  [1913 Webster]
    "And marshaling the heroes of his name
    As, in their order, next to light they came.
    "  [1913 Webster]
  •  To direct, guide, or lead.  [1913 Webster]
    "Thou marshalest me the way that I was going."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To dispose in due order, as the different quarterings on an escutcheon, or the different crests when several belong to an achievement.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

marshal, n. & v.
--n.
1 (Marshal) a a high-ranking officer in the armed forces (Air Marshal; Field Marshal; Marshal of France). b a high-ranking officer of state (Earl Marshal).
2 an officer arranging ceremonies, controlling procedure at races, etc.
3 US the head of a police or fire department.
4 (in full judge's marshal) Brit. an official accompanying a judge on circuit, with secretarial and social duties.
--v. (marshalled, marshalling; US marshaled, marshaling)
1 tr. arrange (soldiers, facts, one's thoughts, etc.) in due order.
2 tr. (often foll. by into, to) conduct (a person) ceremoniously.
3 tr. Heraldry combine (coats of arms).
4 intr. take up positions in due arrangement.

Idiom
marshalling yard a railway yard in which goods trains etc. are assembled. Marshal of the Royal Air Force an officer of the highest rank in the Royal Air Force.
Derivative
marshaller n. marshalship n.
Etymology
ME f. OF mareschal f. LL mariscalcus f. Gmc, lit. 'horse-servant'

THESAURUS

marshal

ADC, Abbot of Unreason, CO, G-man, Lord of Misrule, MC, MP, OD, accouple, accumulate, adduce, advance, agglutinate, aide, aide-de-camp, align, allege, allocate, allot, amass, apportion, arrange, array, articulate, assemble, associate, attend, bailiff, band, beadle, beagle, bond, bound bailiff, bracket, bridge, bridge over, brigadier, brigadier general, bring forward, bring on, bring to bear, captain, catchpole, cement, chain, chaperon, chicken colonel, chief of police, chief of staff, clap together, clear for action, clear the decks, collect, collocate, colonel, combine, commandant, commander, commander in chief, commanding officer, commissioned officer, commissioner, company officer, compose, comprise, concatenate, conduct, conglobulate, conjoin, conjugate, connect, constable, convoy, cool off, copulate, couple, cover, cure, deal, deal out, deploy, deputy, deputy sheriff, detective, dispose, distribute, dress, embrace, emcee, encompass, escort, esquire, exec, executive officer, fed, federal, field marshal, field officer, first lieutenant, five-star general, fix, fix up, flic, form, four-star general, gather, gendarme, general, general officer, generalissimo, get ready, glue, government man, grade, guard, guide, harmonize, hierarchize, include, inspector, jemadar, join, junior officer, knot, lay out, lay together, lead, league, lictor, lieutenant, lieutenant colonel, lieutenant general, line, line up, link, lump together, mace-bearer, major, major general, make arrangements, make preparations, make ready, marechal, marry, mass, master of ceremonies, merge, methodize, mobilize, mounted policeman, muster, narc, normalize, offer, officer, one-star general, order, orderly officer, organize, pacify, pair, parcel out, patrolman, peace officer, piece together, place, plan, plead, police captain, police commissioner, police constable, police inspector, police matron, police officer, police sergeant, policeman, policewoman, portreeve, prearrange, prep, prepare, present, pretreat, process, produce, provide, put in shape, put together, quiet, rally, range, rank, ready, ready up, reeve, regiment, regularize, regulate, risaldar, roll into one, roundsman, routinize, senior officer, sergeant, sergeant at arms, set out, set up, settle preliminaries, shavetail, shepherd, sheriff, sirdar, social director, solder, space, span, splice, squire, staff officer, standardize, stick together, structure, subahdar, subaltern, sublieutenant, superintendent, systematize, take in, take out, tan, tape, the Old Man, the brass, three-star general, tie, tipstaff, tipstaves, toastmaster, top brass, tranquilize, treat, trim, trooper, try out, two-star general, unify, unite, usher, wait on, weld, yoke

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marshal

Arrangement

VB reduce to order, bring into order, introduce order into, rally, arrange, dispose, place, form, put in order, set in order, place in order, set out, collocate, pack, marshal, range, size, rank, group, parcel out, allot, distribute, deal, cast the parts, assign the parts, dispose of, assign places to, assort, sort, sift, riddle, put to rights, set to rights, put into shape, put in trim, put in array, apportion, class, classify, divide, file, string together, thread, register, catalogue, tabulate, index, graduate, digest, grade, methodize, regulate, systematize, coordinate, organize, settle, fix, unravel, disentangle, ravel, card, disembroil, feaze.

Auxiliary

N auxiliary, recruit, assistant, adjuvant, adjutant, ayudante, coaid, adjunct, help, helper, help mate, helping hand, midwife, colleague, partner, mate, confrere, cooperator, coadjutor, coadjutrix, collaborator, ally, friend, confidant, fidus Achates, pal, buddy, alter ego, confederate, accomplice, complice, accessory, accessory after the fact, particeps criminis, socius criminis, aide-de-camp, secretary, clerk, associate, marshal, right-hand, right-hand man, Friday, girl Friday, man Friday, gopher, gofer, candle- holder, bottle-holder, handmaid, servant, puppet, cat's-paw, jackal, tool, dupe, stooge, ame damnee, satellite, adherent, votary, sectarian, secretary, seconder, backer, upholder, abettor, advocate, partisan, champion, patron, friend at court, mediator, angel (theater, entertainment), friend in need, Jack at a pinch, deus ex machina, guardian angel, tutelary genius.

Master

N master, padrone, lord, lord paramount, commander, commandant, captain, chief, chieftain, sirdar, sachem, sheik, head, senior, governor, ruler, dictator, leader, boss, cockarouse, sagamore, werowance, lord of the ascendant, cock of the walk, cock of the roost, gray mare, mistress, potentate, liege, liege lord, suzerain, sovereign, monarch, autocrat, despot, tyrant, oligarch, crowned head, emperor, king, anointed king, majesty, imperator, protector, president, stadholder, judge, ceasar, kaiser, czar, tsar, sultan, soldan, grand Turk, caliph, imaum, shah, padishah, sophi, mogul, great mogul, khan, lama, tycoon, mikado, tenno, inca, cazique, voivode, landamman, seyyid, Abuna, cacique, czarowitz, grand seignior, prince, duke, archduke, doge, elector, seignior, marland, margrave, rajah, emir, wali, sheik nizam, nawab, empress, queen, sultana, czarina, princess, infanta, duchess, margravine, czarevna, czarita, maharani, rani, rectrix, regent, viceroy, exarch, palatine, khedive, hospodar, beglerbeg, three-tailed bashaw, pasha, bashaw, bey, beg, dey, scherif, tetrarch, satrap, mandarin, subahdar, nabob, maharajah, burgrave, laird, collector, commissioner, deputy commissioner, woon, the authorities, the powers that be, the government, staff, etat major, aga, official, man in office, person in authority, sircar, sirkar, Sublime Porte, marshal, field marshal, marechal, general, generalissimo, commander in chief, seraskier, hetman, lieutenant general, major general, colonel, lieutenant colonel, major, captain, centurion, skipper, lieutenant, first lieutenant, second lieutenant, sublieutenant, officer, staff officer, aide-de-camp, brigadier, brigade major, adjutant, jemidar, ensign, cornet, cadet, subaltern, noncommissioned officer, warrant officer, sergeant, sergeant major, color sergeant, corporal, corporal major, lance corporal, acting corporal, drum major, captain general, dizdar, knight marshal, naik, pendragon, mayor, mayoralty, prefect, chancellor, archon, provost, magistrate, syndic, alcalde, alcaid, burgomaster, corregidor, seneschal, alderman, councilman, committeeman, councilwoman, warden, constable, portreeve, lord mayor, officer, dewan, fonctionnaire, admiral, admiralty, rear admiral, vice admiral, port admiral, commodore, captain, commander, lieutenant, ensign, skipper, mate, master, officer of the day, OD, navarch, da locum melioribus, der Furst ist der erste Diener seines Staats, the prince is the first servant of his state, lord of thy presence and no land beside.

Messenger

N messenger, envoy, emissary, legate, nuncio, internuncio, ambassador, marshal, flag bearer, herald, crier, trumpeter, bellman, pursuivant, parlementaire, apparitor, courier, runner, dak, estafette, Mercury, Iris, Ariel, commissionaire, errand boy, chore boy, newsboy, mail, overnight mail, express mail, next-day delivery, post, post office, letter bag, delivery service, United Parcel Service, UPS, Federal Express, Fedex, telegraph, telephone, cable, wire (electronic information transmission), carrier pigeon, (news) 532 reporter, gentleman of the press, representative of the press, penny-a-liner, special correspondent, own correspondent, spy, scout, informer.


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