Hi Lordess, and welcome to the forum.hi everybody.
I wanted to know whether swamp has nearly or/ exactly the same meaning as march or not?
to my information, swamp means either drawn or walk in a forest while removingthe trees.
My hazards still have been your solace: andI would be a little surprised to see fen or moor used figuratively
While my surprise is indeed small, I so argueMy hazards still have been your solace: and
Believe't not lightly—though I go alone,
Like to a lonely dragon, that his fen
Makes fear'd and talk'd of more than seen
As wicked dew as e'er my mother brush'd
With raven's feather from unwholesome fen
Drop on you both! a south-west blow on ye
And blister you all o'er!
Or as 'twere perfumed by a fen.
(It could be argued that the word itself is not being used "figuratively" but is merely part of a metaphor.)
I agree. If the original question had been "Which is the odd one out?" it would have been easyDoes moor really belong in the company of all those swampy words? To me a moor may be damp, but it is not full of standing water. You can sleep there without drowning, though you may be visited by spirits or witches.
I think of the first part of that (open, windswept, not fertile, lots of heather, peat etc) but it may or may not have marshy bits or bogs within its boundaries.
We call an area of standing water with trees a swamp in Michigan, which is a long way from tropical. I have 20 acres (8 hectares) of swamp on my property, as well as some marsh nearby.
Check the Wikipedia entries on the four types of Wetland: Swamp, Marsh, Bog and Fen
Swamp and Marsh are defined by the type of vegetation (Swamp = woody plants; Marsh = herbaceous plants)
Bog and Fen are defined by the type of water that feeds them (Bog = acidic, low nutrient; Fen = neutral to alkaline, some minerality). Bogs also accumulate Peat (because of the acidity which slows decay).
Edit: in the UK, the common term for Swamp is "Wooded Wetland" (which may account for why there seem to be no swamps in the UK).
Thanks a lot. So If I call a particular area which looks like this as shown below as either a swamp or a marsh it should make no difference.Honestly, I think there's little difference between the two, except that marshes are generally in cooler countries and swamps in the tropics.
I'd definitely call that wetlands.
This is what English moors typically look like (this is Exmoor in Devon): they're quite high up, hilly but rarely mountainous, sparse/poor vegetation, boggy patches, sometimes peaty, and empty.Is there a difference in meaning of the word 'moor' in AE and BrE? I always thought that a moor is wet land with vegetation, then I looked the word up and realised that that is what they call 'moor' in America only, in the UK a moor wouldn't be wet, just flat land with some low vegetation.