Countermarch Coun"ter*march` (koun"t?r-m?rch`), n. 1. A marching back; retrocession. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mil.) An evolution by which a body of troops change front or reverse the direction of march while retaining the same men in the front rank; also, a movement by which the rear rank becomes the front one, either with or without changing the right to the left. [1913 Webster]

3. A change of measures; alteration of conduct. [1913 Webster]

Such countermarches and retractions as we do not willingly impute to wisdom. --T. Burnet. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • countermarch — [kount′ər märch΄; ] for v., also [ kount΄ər märch′] n. 1. a march back or in the opposite direction 2. a marching movement in which a file or column reverses its direction, the individuals remaining in the same order and position vi., vt. to… …   English World dictionary

  • Countermarch — Coun ter*march (koun t?r m?rch ), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Countermarched} ( m?rcht ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Countermarching}.] (Mil.) To march back, or to march in reversed order. [1913 Webster] The two armies marched and countermarched, drew near and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • countermarch — n. /kown teuhr mahrch /; v. /kown teuhr mahrch , kown teuhr mahrch /, n. 1. a march back over the same ground. 2. a complete reversal of conduct or measures. v.i. 3. to execute a countermarch. v.t. 4. to cause to countermarch. [1590 1600; COUNTER …   Universalium

  • countermarch — coun•ter•march [[t]ˈkaʊn tərˌmɑrtʃ[/t]] n. 1) a march back over the same ground 2) to execute a countermarch 3) to cause to countermarch • Etymology: 1590–1600 …   From formal English to slang

  • countermarch — /ˈkaʊntəmatʃ/ (say kowntuhmahch) noun 1. a march back again. 2. a complete reversal of conduct or measures. –verb (i) 3. to turn about and march back along the same route; execute a countermarch. –verb (t) 4. to cause to countermarch …   Australian English dictionary

  • countermarch — noun Date: 1598 1. a marching back; specifically a movement in marching by which a unit of troops reverses direction while marching but keeps the same order 2. a march (as of political demonstrators) designed to counter the effect of another… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • countermarch — 1. noun A march back along the same route 2. verb To march back along the same route …   Wiktionary

  • countermarch — n. reverse march, marching back over the same territory v. march back over the same territory …   English contemporary dictionary

  • countermarch — v. n. March back, reverse the direction of a march …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • countermarch — n 1. reversal, about face, turnabout; backlash, recoil, reaction, boomerang, rebound. v 2. do an about face, veer round, wheel about; turn tail, take to one s heels, retrace one s steps; retreat, retire, draw back; revert, retrogress, fall back;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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