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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, of the god Mars, 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 ?
The old soldiers of Crecy, of Nogent, and of Poictiers were glad to think that they might hear the war-trumpet once more, and gladder still were the hot youth who had chafed for years under the martial tales of their sires.
A KING, whose only son was fond of martial exercises, had a dream in which he was warned that his son would be killed by a lion.
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.
To which the more humble spectators added their acclamations, and a numerous band of trumpeters the flourish of their martial instruments.
I know not how, but martial men are given to love: I think, it is but as they are given to wine; for perils commonly ask to be paid in pleasures.
If you refused to go into the militia, or to obey after you were in, you would be tried by drumhead court martial and shot down like dogs.
The roll of the drum at that unquiet crisis seemed to go through the streets, less as the martial music of the soldiers, than as a muster-call to the inhabitants themselves.
Francesco Sforza, through being martial, from a private person became Duke of Milan; and the sons, through avoiding the hardships and troubles of arms, from dukes became private persons.
But time for reformation of his military manners was denied him: he was promptly arrested on complaint of the officer, tried by court- martial and sentenced to be shot.
But the hat was not a military hat, the man was not in uniform and had not a martial bearing.
Thus the heroe is always introduced with a flourish of drums and trumpets, in order to rouse a martial spirit in the audience, and to accommodate their ears to bombast and fustian, which Mr Locke's blind man would not have grossly erred in likening to the sound of a trumpet.
She was standing thus in silent meditation when there rose to her the strains of martial music from the city below--the deep, mellow tones of the long war trumpets of mounted troops, the clear, ringing notes of foot-soldiers' music.