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Mar·tial

 (mär′shəl) Originally Marcus Valerius Martialis. ad 40?-c. 100 .
Roman poet known for his books of epigrams.

mar·tial

 (mär′shəl)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or suggestive of war.
2. Relating to or connected with the armed forces or the profession of arms.
3. Characteristic of or befitting a warrior.

[Middle English, from Latin Mārtiālis, from Mārs, Mārt-, Mars.]

mar′tial·ism n.
mar′tial·ist n.
mar′tial·ly adv.

martial

(ˈmɑːʃəl)
adj
(Military) of, relating to, or characteristic of war, soldiers, or the military life
[C14: from Latin martiālis of Mars1]
ˈmartialism n
ˈmartialist n
ˈmartially adv
ˈmartialness n

Martial

(ˈmɑːʃəl)
adj
(Astronomy) of or relating to Mars

Martial

(ˈmɑːʃəl)
n
(Biography) full name Marcus Valerius Martialis. ?40–?104 ad, Latin epigrammatist and poet, born in Spain

mar•tial

(ˈmɑr ʃəl)

adj.
1. inclined or disposed to war; warlike.
2. pertaining to or suitable for war or the armed forces: martial music.
3. characteristic of or befitting a warrior: a martial stride.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin Mārtiālis of, belonging to Mars =Mārti- (s. of Mārs) + -ālis -al1]
mar′tial•ism, n.
mar′tial•ist, n.
mar′tial•ly, adv.

Mar•tial

(ˈmɑr ʃəl)

n.
(Marcus Valerius Martialis) A.D. 43?–104?, Roman epigrammatist, born in Spain.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Martial - Roman poet noted for epigrams (first century BC)
Adj.1.martial - (of persons) befitting a warriormartial - (of persons) befitting a warrior; "a military bearing"
military - characteristic of or associated with soldiers or the military; "military uniforms"
2.martial - suggesting war or military life
military - characteristic of or associated with soldiers or the military; "military uniforms"
3.martial - of or relating to the armed forces; "martial law"
military - associated with or performed by members of the armed services as contrasted with civilians; "military police"

martial

adjective military, soldierly, brave, heroic, belligerent, warlike, bellicose All three are renowned for martial prowess.

martial

adjective
1. Of, relating to, or inclined toward war:
2. Relating to, characteristic of, or performed by troops:
Translations
حَرْبي، عَسْكَريعَسْكري، حرْبي
bojovnýválečnickýválečný
krigeriskkrigs-Martial
harcikatonásMartialis
herskár, árásargjarnstríîs-
Martialis
kariniskarokaro padėtiskovos menai
kara-kareivīgsmilitārs
cengâversavaşa aitsavaşcı

Martial

[ˈmɑːʃəl] NMarcial

martial

[ˈmɑːʃəl]
A. ADJmarcial
martial bearingporte m militar, aire m marcial
B. CPD martial arts NPLartes fpl marciales
martial law Nley f marcial

martial

[ˈmɑːrʃəl] adjmartial(e)martial art nart m martialmartial law nloi f martiale

martial

adj musickriegerisch; bearingstramm, soldatisch

martial

[ˈmɑːʃl] adjmarziale

martial

(ˈmaːʃəl) adjective
1. warlike or fond of fighting. a martial nation.
2. belonging to or suitable for war. martial music.
martial ˈart noun
(usually martial arts) a traditional way of fighting in sports such as judo or karate.
martial law
the ruling of a country by the army in time of war or great national emergency, when ordinary law does not apply. The country is now under martial law.
References in classic literature ?
I wish I could run off too," said Jo, forgetting her part of mentor in lively visions of martial life at the capital.
The hardy colonist, and the trained European who fought at his side, frequently expended months in struggling against the rapids of the streams, or in effecting the rugged passes of the mountains, in quest of an opportunity to exhibit their courage in a more martial conflict.
The brave soldier had already numbered, nearly or quite, his three-score years and ten, and was pursuing the remainder of his earthly march, burdened with infirmities which even the martial music of his own spirit-stirring recollections could do little towards lightening.
But butchers, also, and butchers of the bloodiest badge have been all Martial Commanders whom the world invariably delights to honor.
The compact martial columns in which they had been hitherto rapidly and steadily swimming, were now broken up in one measureless rout; and like King Porus' elephants in the Indian battle with Alexander, they seemed going mad with consternation.
Where they once dug for money, But never found any; Where sometimes Martial Miles Singly files, And Elijah Wood, I fear for no good: No other man, Save Elisha Dugan-- O man of wild habits, Partridges and rabbits Who hast no cares Only to set snares, Who liv'st all alone, Close to the bone And where life is sweetest Constantly eatest.
Every day a knight-errant or so came along, and the sight of them fired the king's martial spirit every time.
They impart a martial thrill to the meekest subject.
The young fellow upon whom she had inflicted twenty-three years of slavery continued the false heir's pension of thirty-five dollars a month to her, but her hurts were too deep for money to heal; the spirit in her eye was quenched, her martial bearing departed with it, and the voice of her laughter ceased in the land.
These antics were solely the result of nervous irritation, a mood born of Miss Miranda Sawyer's stiff, grim, and martial attitude.
Then strait commands that at the warlike sound Of Trumpets loud and Clarions be upreard His mighty Standard; that proud honour claim'd AZAZEL as his right, a Cherube tall: Who forthwith from the glittering Staff unfurld Th' Imperial Ensign, which full high advanc't Shon like a Meteor streaming to the Wind With Gemms and Golden lustre rich imblaz'd, Seraphic arms and Trophies: all the while Sonorous mettal blowing Martial sounds: At which the universal Host upsent A shout that tore Hells Concave, and beyond Frighted the Reign of CHAOS and old Night.
He does not recollect that there was any attempt to contrast the two races in their habits and sentiments; and indeed it was obvious, that history was violated by introducing the Saxons still existing as a high-minded and martial race of nobles.