Meaning of 'marshal' (Webster Dictionary)
- Originally, an officer who had the care of horses; a
- An officer of high rank, charged with the arrangement of
ceremonies, the conduct of operations, or the like
- One who goes before a prince to declare his coming and
provide entertainment; a harbinger; a pursuivant.
- One who regulates rank and order at a feast or any other
assembly, directs the order of procession, and the like.
- The chief officer of arms, whose duty it was, in ancient
times, to regulate combats in the lists.
- The highest military officer.
- 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. - To dispose in order; to arrange in a suitable manner;
as, to marshal troops or an army.
- To direct, guide, or lead.
- To dispose in due order, as the different quarterings
on an escutcheon, or the different crests when several belong to an
Meaning of 'marshal' (Princeton's WordNet)
- arrange in logical order
Example in sentence:
- marshal facts or arguments
- make ready for action or use
- place in proper rank