What does martial mean?

Definitions for martial
ˈmɑr ʃəlmar·tial

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word martial.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Martial(adj)

    Roman poet noted for epigrams (first century BC)

  2. soldierly, soldierlike, warriorlike, martial(adj)

    (of persons) befitting a warrior

    "a military bearing"

  3. warlike, martial(adj)

    suggesting war or military life

  4. martial(a)(adj)

    of or relating to the armed forces

    "martial law"

Wiktionary

  1. martial(Adjective)

    Of, relating to, or suggestive of war; warlike.

    Etymology: Martialis, a Roman cognomen, from martialis "belonging/dedicated to Mars (or to war)", itself from the name of the Roman god of war Mars + -ialis.

  2. martial(Adjective)

    Relating to or connected with the armed forces or the profession of arms or military life.

    Etymology: Martialis, a Roman cognomen, from martialis "belonging/dedicated to Mars (or to war)", itself from the name of the Roman god of war Mars + -ialis.

  3. martial(Adjective)

    Characteristic of or befitting a warrior; having a military bearing; soldierly, soldierlike, warriorlike.

    Etymology: Martialis, a Roman cognomen, from martialis "belonging/dedicated to Mars (or to war)", itself from the name of the Roman god of war Mars + -ialis.

  4. Martial(ProperNoun)

    narrowly applied to certain historic persons (but some of its foreign cognates are modern given names).

    Saint Martial was the first bishop of Limoges circa 250

    Etymology: Martialis, a Roman cognomen, from martialis "belonging/dedicated to Mars (or to war)", itself from the name of the Roman god of war Mars + -ialis.

  5. Martial(ProperNoun)

    Anglicized cognomen or given name of the Roman poet Marcus Valerius Martialis, born in Spain in the first century AD and noted for his epigrams.

    Etymology: Martialis, a Roman cognomen, from martialis "belonging/dedicated to Mars (or to war)", itself from the name of the Roman god of war Mars + -ialis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Martial(adj)

    of, pertaining to, or suited for, war; military; as, martial music; a martial appearance

  2. Martial(adj)

    practiced in, or inclined to, war; warlike; brave

  3. Martial(adj)

    belonging to war, or to an army and navy; -- opposed to civil; as, martial law; a court-martial

  4. Martial(adj)

    pertaining to, or resembling, the god, or the planet, Mars

  5. Martial(adj)

    pertaining to, or containing, iron; chalybeate; as, martial preparations

Freebase

  1. Martial

    Marcus Valerius Martialis, was a Latin poet from Hispania best known for his twelve books of Epigrams, published in Rome between AD 86 and 103, during the reigns of the emperors Domitian, Nerva and Trajan. In these short, witty poems he cheerfully satirises city life and the scandalous activities of his acquaintances, and romanticises his provincial upbringing. He wrote a total of 1,561, of which 1,235 are in elegiac couplets. He is considered to be the creator of the modern epigram.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Martial

    mär′shal, adj. belonging to Mars, the god of war, or to the planet Mars: of or belonging to war, or to the army and navy: warlike: brave.—ns. Mar′tialism; Mar′tialist.—adv. Mar′tially.Martial law, law enforced during a state of war for the proper government of armies, and for the punishment of those who break the laws of war. [Fr.,—L. martialisMars, Martis.]

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Martial

    a Latin poet, born at Bilbilis, in Spain; went to Rome, stayed there, favoured of the emperors Titus and Domitian, for 35 years, and then returned to his native city, where he wrote his Epigrammata, a collection of short poems over 1500 in number, divided into 14 books, books xiii. and xiv. being entitled respectively Xenia and Apophoreta; these epigrams are distinguished for their wit, diction, and indecency, but are valuable for the light they shed on the manners of Rome at the period (43-104).

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. martial

    Pertaining to war; suited to war; military, as, martial music; a martial appearance; given to war; warlike; brave, as, a martial nation or people; belonging to war, or to an army and navy; opposed to civil; as, martial law; a court-martial.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of martial in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of martial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of martial in a Sentence

  1. President Benigno Aquino:

    You would need a large force to implement martial law and there is no guarantee it will produce positive results, it might generate more sympathy for the Abu Sayyaf.

  2. Dave Barry:

    Karate is a form of martial arts in which people who have had years and years of training can, using only their hands and feet, make some of the worst movies in the history of the world.

  3. David Leitch:

    Idris is an artist in so many ways ; he's an incredible actor and also a martial artist and a musician.

  4. Meryl Streep:

    Hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners and if we kick them all out, you’ll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts.

  5. Weng Tojirakarn:

    A large demonstration will be difficult because martial law is in place but there may still be symbolic protests.

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