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field marshal

field mar·shal
F f

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feeld mahr-shuh l]
    • /fild ˈmɑr ʃəl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feeld mahr-shuh l]
    • /fild ˈmɑr ʃəl/

Definitions of field marshal words

  • noun field marshal an officer of the highest military rank in the British and certain other armies, and of the second highest rank in the French army. 1
  • noun field marshal high-ranking military officer 1
  • countable noun field marshal A field marshal is an officer in the army who has the highest rank. 0
  • noun field marshal an officer holding the highest rank in the British and certain other armies 0
  • noun field marshal in some armies, an officer of the highest rank 0

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Origin of field marshal

First appearance:

before 1570
One of the 33% oldest English words
First recorded in 1570-80

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Parts of speech for Field marshal

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

field marshal popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

field marshal usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for field marshal

noun field marshal

  • marshal — a military officer of the highest rank, as in the French and some other armies. Compare field marshal.
  • general of the army — the highest ranking military officer; the next rank above general.

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