March vs Swamp - What's the difference?

march | swamp |

As a proper noun march

is the third month of the gregorian calendar, following february and preceding april abbreviation: mar' or ' .

As a noun swamp is

a piece of wet, spongy land; low ground saturated with water; soft, wet ground which may have a growth of certain kinds of trees, but is unfit for agricultural or pastoral purposes.

As a verb swamp is

to drench or fill with water.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) . Akin to (etyl) mearc'', ''?emearc "mark, boundary".


  • A formal, rhythmic way of walking, used especially by soldiers, bands and in ceremonies.
  • A political rally or parade
  • Any song in the genre of music written for marching (see )
  • Steady forward movement or progression.
  • the march of time
  • (euchre) The feat of taking all the tricks of a hand.
  • Synonyms
    * (steady forward movement or progression) process * (political rally) protest, parade, rally * (steady forward movement) advancement, progression
    Derived terms
    * countermarch * dead march * death march * double march * force-march * forced march * freedom march * frog-march, frog march, frog's march * funeral march * gain a march on, get a march on * grand march * hour of march * in a full march * in march * Jacksonian march * Jarvis march * line of march * make a march * march haemoglobinuria, march hemoglobinuria * march-on * march-order * march out * march-past * march-time * march tumor, march tumour * march to a different drummer * march to the beat of a different drum * minute of march * on a march * on the march * outmarch * rogue's march * route march, route-march, routemarch * slow march * snowball marches * steal a march * wedding march


  • To walk with long, regular strides, as a soldier does.
  • To cause someone to walk somewhere.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1967 , first = Barbara , last = Sleigh , authorlink = Barbara Sleigh , title = (Jessamy) , edition = 1993 , location = Sevenoaks, Kent , publisher=Bloomsbury , isbn = 0 340 19547 9 , page = 84 , url = , passage = The old man heaved himself from the chair, seized Jessamy by her pinafore frill and marched her to the house. }}
  • To go to war; to make military advances.
  • Derived terms
    * dismarch * marcher * marching * march off * march on * march to the beat of a different drum * outmarch * overmarch * remarch

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .


  • A border region, especially one originally set up to defend a boundary.
  • * , Book V:
  • Therefore, sir, be my counsayle, rere up your lyege peple and sende kynges and dewkes to loke unto your marchis , and that the mountaynes of Almayne be myghtyly kepte.
  • (label) A region at a frontier governed by a marquess.
  • The name for any of various territories with similar meanings or etymologies in their native languages.
  • * 1819 , (Lord Byron), , IV:
  • Juan's companion was a Romagnole, / But bred within the March of old Ancona.
    * (border region) frontier, marchland * (territory) county palatinate, county palatine
    Derived terms
    * Lord Warden of the Marches * marcher * march-gat * march-land * march-man * march parts, march-party * * march stone * march-ward *


  • To have common borders or frontiers
  • Etymology 3


  • (obsolete) Smallage.
  • Synonyms
    * (l)



    Alternative forms

    * (l) (obsolete)


    (wikipedia swamp) (en noun)
  • A piece of wet, spongy land; low ground saturated with water; soft, wet ground which may have a growth of certain kinds of trees, but is unfit for agricultural or pastoral purposes.
  • A type of wetland that stretches for vast distances, and is home to many creatures who have adapted specifically to that environment.
  • Derived terms

    * swamp gum * swampland * swamp wallaby * swampy

    See also

    * bog * marsh * moor


    (en verb)
  • To drench or fill with water.
  • The boat was swamped in the storm.
  • To overwhelm; to make too busy, or overrun the capacity of.
  • I have been swamped with paperwork ever since they started using the new system.
  • * 2006 , New York Times,
  • Mr. Spitzer’s defeat of his Democratic opponent ... ended a primary season in which Hillary Rodham Clinton swamped an antiwar challenger for renomination to the Senate.
  • (figurative) To plunge into difficulties and perils; to overwhelm; to ruin; to wreck.
  • * J. R. Green
  • The Whig majority of the house of Lords was swamped by the creation of twelve Tory peers.
  • * W. Hamilton
  • Having swamped himself in following the ignis fatuus of a theory