Mars


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Mars

 (märz)
n.
1. Roman Mythology The god of war.
2. The fourth planet from the sun, having a sidereal period of revolution about the sun of 687 days at a mean distance of 227.9 million kilometers (141.6 million miles) and a mean diameter of approximately 6,794 kilometers (4,222 miles).

[Middle English, from Latin Mārs.]

Mars

(mɑːz)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) the Roman god of war, the father of Romulus and Remus. Greek counterpart: Ares

Mars

(mɑːz)
n
1. (Astronomy) Also called: the Red Planet the fourth planet from the sun, having a reddish-orange surface with numerous dark patches and two white polar caps. It has a thin atmosphere, mainly carbon dioxide, and low surface temperatures. Spacecraft encounters have revealed a history of volcanic activity and running surface water. The planet has two tiny satellites, Phobos and Deimos. Mean distance from sun: 228 million km; period of revolution around sun: 686.98 days; period of axial rotation: 24.6225 hours; diameter and mass: 53.2 and 10.7 per cent that of earth respectively
2. (Alchemy) the alchemical name for iron

Mars

(mɑrz)

n.
1. the ancient Roman god of war and agriculture, identified with the Greek god Ares.
2. the planet fourth in order from the sun, having a diameter of 4222 mi. (6794 km), a mean distance from the sun of 141.6 million mi. (227.9 million km), a period of revolution of 686.95 days, and two moons.
[< Latin Mārs]

Mars

(märz)
The fourth planet from the sun and the third smallest, with a diameter about half that of Earth. Mars has seasons similar to but much longer than Earth's. See Table at solar system. See Note at planet.

Mars


Astronomy. a topographical description of the planet Mars.
Astronomy. the observation and study of the planet Mars. — areologist, n. — areologic, areological, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Mars - a small reddish planet that is the 4th from the sun and is periodically visible to the naked eyeMars - a small reddish planet that is the 4th from the sun and is periodically visible to the naked eye; minerals rich in iron cover its surface and are responsible for its characteristic color; "Mars has two satellites"
solar system - the sun with the celestial bodies that revolve around it in its gravitational field
2.Mars - (Roman mythology) Roman god of war and agricultureMars - (Roman mythology) Roman god of war and agriculture; father of Romulus and Remus; counterpart of Greek Ares
Roman mythology - the mythology of the ancient Romans
Translations
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[mɑːz] NMarte m
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[ˈmɑːrz] n (= planet) → Mars f

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References in classic literature ?
You shove right in dah jist a few steps, Mars Jawge; dah's whah dey is.
The mutilation of the savage has its tragic survival in the self-denial that mars our lives.
Watson, who had a fanciful mind, suggested that perhaps these sounds were signals from the inhabitants of Mars or some other sociable planet.
Thou dost mark well, faithful and trusty squire, the gloom of this night, its strange silence, the dull confused murmur of those trees, the awful sound of that water in quest of which we came, that seems as though it were precipitating and dashing itself down from the lofty mountains of the Moon, and that incessant hammering that wounds and pains our ears; which things all together and each of itself are enough to instil fear, dread, and dismay into the breast of Mars himself, much more into one not used to hazards and adventures of the kind.
I was not asleep, no need for pinching here; my inner consciousness told me as plainly that I was upon Mars as your conscious mind tells you that you are upon Earth.
At most terrestrial men fancied there might be other men upon Mars, perhaps inferior to themselves and ready to welcome a mis- sionary enterprise.
There was also Euryalus son of Naubolus, who was like Mars himself, and was the best looking man among the Phaeacians except Laodamas.
Still it is thought, though it is not certain, that we occasionally see the actual surface of this orb, an advantage we do not possess as respects any other of the heavenly bodies, with the exception of the moon and Mars.
My friends," he said, "heroes, servants of Mars, the hand of heaven has been laid heavily upon me.
But here is the story of his return to Mars on that other occasion, as I have gleaned it from the great mass of notes which he left for me upon the table of his room in the hotel at Richmond.
In the shadows of the forest that flanks the crimson plain by the side of the Lost Sea of Korus in the Valley Dor, beneath the hurtling moons of Mars, speeding their meteoric way close above the bosom of the dying planet, I crept stealthily along the trail of a shadowy form that hugged the darker places with a persistency that proclaimed the sinister nature of its errand.
At touch of the man's hand upon her flesh the girl went pallid beneath her coppery skin, for the persons of the royal women of the courts of Mars are held but little less than sacred.