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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[ˈmɑːrz] n (= planet) → Mars f

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References in classic literature ?
A fierce beast of prey that roams the low hills surrounding the dead seas of ancient Mars. It is almost hairless, having only a great, bristly mane about its thick neck.
A dead city of ancient Mars. (See A PRINCESS OF MARS.)
At most terrestrial men fancied there might be other men upon Mars, perhaps inferior to themselves and ready to welcome a mis- sionary enterprise.
"It has been long years since you revisited Earth, and never before in the trappings of Mars. Lord!
"Why, Mars Tom, I hain't got no coat o' arm; I hain't got nuffn but dish yer ole shirt, en you knows I got to keep de journal on dat."
I knew that I was on Mars; not once did I question either my sanity or my wakefulness.
Twelve years had passed since I had read the remarkable manuscript of this remarkable man; this man who remembered no childhood and who could not even offer a vague guess as to his age; who was always young and yet who had dandled my grandfather's great-grandfather upon his knee; this man who had spent ten years upon the planet Mars; who had fought for the green men of Barsoom and fought against them; who had fought for and against the red men and who had won the ever beautiful Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, for his wife, and for nearly ten years had been a prince of the house of Tardos Mors, Jeddak of Helium.
There was also Euryalus son of Naubolus, who was like Mars himself, and was the best looking man among the Phaeacians except Laodamas.
I recall the feeling of sorrow which existed among the slaves when they heard of the death of "Mars' Billy." It was no sham sorrow, but real.
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.
"My friends," he said, "heroes, servants of Mars, the hand of heaven has been laid heavily upon me.
Harry Del Mar, he called himself; and Harry Del Mar was the name that appeared on the programmes when he was doing Orpheum "time." Although Daughtry did not know it, because Del Mar was laying off for a vacation, the man did trained-animal turns for a living.