marshal marshal  /ˈmɑr ʃəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a law officer having duties similar to those of a sheriff in carrying out the judgments of a court of law
  2. (n) (in some countries) a military officer of highest rank
  3. (v) place in proper rank
  4. (v) arrange in logical order
  5. (v) make ready for action or use
  6. (v) lead ceremoniously, as in a procession

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A man who claimed to have a bomb and may have been mentally ill is shot and killed by a federal air marshal in Primrose Avenue.
  2. As the news of the raging fire came in, the fire chief marshalled all his available firemen and fire engines.
  3. I had to marshal all my resources in order to confront the new threat developing from the North East.

News

  1. Marshal Yanda recovering from shoulder surgery

    The Ravens have two more days of minicamp this week, but guard Marshal Yanda won’t be taking part in the practices. That was the word from coach John Harbaugh on Tuesday. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that Yanda underwent shoulder surgery and Harbaugh said that the team is targeting training camp for Yanda’s…
    on June 12, 2013     Source: NBC Sports: ProFootballTalk

  2. Fire marshal says man died in fire he likely set

    FRENCHVILLE (AP) — The Maine Fire Marshal’s says a Frenchville man has died in a fire at his home that he likely set. Authorities say 52-year-old Kenneth Clavet died Monday morning. Investigators found several locations where the fire started, along with several suicide notes.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Times Record

  3. Marshal killed at Canadian Grand Prix

    By Julian Linden MONTREAL (Reuters) - A marshal at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal was killed on Sunday when he was run over by a mobile crane at the end of the Formula One race, the sport's governing body said. The International Automobile Federation (FIA) released a statement saying the marshal, a member of the Notre Dame Automobile Club, had died in a Montreal hospital from the injuries ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  • Obama called the ruling "a major victory for big oil, Wall Street banks, health insurance companies and the other powerful interests that marshal their power ...... in Washington to drown out the voices of everyday Americans."
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: New York Daily News

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