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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A historical region and former province of central France. It became part of the French crown lands in 1531.
  • A region of east-central Italy extending from the eastern slopes of the Apennines to the Adriatic Sea. Colonized by Rome in the 3rd century B.C., it was under papal control for much of the period from the 16th to the 19th century.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A region of central Italy, also known as the Marches.
  • proper n. Obsolete spelling of March.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a region in central Italy


Borrowed from Italian. (Wiktionary)
See March. (Wiktionary)


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  • Meet me in Marche d’Aligres for a coffee at the best coffee shop in Paris. xxx marcusaurelius |

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  • There's this place in Nashville called Marche that has good wine so we met there for dinner and talked about everything but music.

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  • General [477] Assembly till the firste of Marche, which is to fall out this present yeare of 1619, and in the mean season dissolved the same.

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  • The most serious one by far was in the narrow, winding thoroughfare known as the Marche aux Souliers, which runs from the Place Verte to the Place de Meir.

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  • Assembly till the firste of Marche, which is to fall out this present yeare of 1619, and in the mean season dissolved the same.

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  • The family sleeps side by side for protection from thieves, among tents mostly populated by their homeless neighbors from the neighborhood known as Marche Solomon, a few blocks west.

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  • The party took place at a lavish banquet hall called the Marche Bonsecours. - Sports News

  • But in the "Marche," the tension of the piano writing was sacrificed in translation.

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