Originally, an officer who had the care of horses; a groom.
- A military officer of the highest rank in some countries.
- A field marshal.
- A U.S. federal officer of a judicial district who carries out court orders and discharges duties similar to those of a sheriff.
- A city law enforcement officer in the United States who carries out court orders.
- The head of a police or fire department in the United States.
- A person in charge of a parade or ceremony.
- A high official in a royal court, especially one aiding the sovereign in military affairs.
- To arrange or place (troops, for example) in line for a parade, maneuver, or review.
- To arrange, place, or set in methodical order: marshal facts in preparation for an exam. See Synonyms at arrange.
- To enlist and organize: trying to marshal public support.
- To guide ceremoniously; conduct or usher.
- To take up positions in or as if in a military formation.
- To take form or order: facts marshaling as research progressed.