Dictionary » M » Martial

Martial

Martial

1. Of, pertaining to, or suited for, war; military; as, martial music; a martial appearance. Martial equipage.

2. Practiced in, or inclined to, war; warlike; brave. But peaceful kings, o'er martial people set, Each other's poise and counterbalance are. (Dryden)

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

4. Pertaining to, or resembling, the god, or the planet, mars.

5. (Science: medicine) Pertaining to, or containing, iron; chalybeate; as, martial preparations.

(Science: medicine) martial flowers, a reddish crystalline salt of iron; the ammonio-chloride of iron. Martial law, the law administered by the military power of a government when it has superseded the civil authority in time of war, or when the civil authorities are unable to enforce the laws. It is distinguished from military law, the latter being the code of rules for the regulation of the army and navy alone, either in peace or in war.

Synonym: martial, Warlike.

martial refers more to war in action, its array, its attendants, etc.; as, martial music, a martial appearance, a martial array, courts-martial, etc. Warlike describes the feeling or temper which leads to war, and the adjuncts of war; as, a warlike nation, warlike indication, etc. The two words are often used without discrimination.

Origin: f, fr. L. Martialis of or belonging to mars, the god of war. Cf. March the month.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



Results from our forum


Brain and Body

... and group Dahn Yoga classes.yoga are a combination of breathing and relaxation techniques, physical exercise, yoga, stretching, tai chi, martial arts, visualization and meditation. yoga is the most better for the body and the brain so that for the freshness of your body you must do yoga ...

See entire post
by einfopedia
Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:10 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Brain and Body
Replies: 8
Views: 5167

Re: Where do we go from here?

... detained, those who enforce the law will kill you. You either have to kill to defend yourself, rely on the police to protect you, or learn some martial arts. If you have enough money, you can also get a good lawyer. So it's not such a matter of evolving towards crime, it's a matter of how you ...

See entire post
by Wilddwarf
Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:25 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Where do we go from here?
Replies: 41
Views: 35611

For Your Eagle's Eye Only

... Haliaeetus leucocephalus (Bald Eagle) http://www.kenyabirds.org.uk/pics/martials.jpg Polemaetus bellicosus (Martial Eagle) http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.edu/site/resources/michael_kielb/pcd3942_042.jpg/medium.jpg Aquila chrysaetos ...

See entire post
by mcar
Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:20 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: For Your Eagle's Eye Only
Replies: 5
Views: 11967

Should we spare testosterone?

... is adrenaline. And if slowly then testosterone. Then this would mean I had lot of adrenaline, well it's not strange, cause I loved sharp feelings, martial arts, doing saltos (once I have almost broken my foot), I like doing something I am afraid of, pushing the limits. I still love sharp feeling ...

See entire post
by gladiatorsoul
Mon Mar 19, 2007 4:44 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Should we spare testosterone?
Replies: 29
Views: 22253

The Fiber Disease

sheesh guys, I leave you for three days...... General Franko, take ur hand out of ur butt. We're not under Martial law, and the heavy shite is boring....so what? You could bawl out recruits at 0400...I'm asleep then, so who is stupid? How about some substantive evdence, Frank? ...

See entire post
by Frank N Stein
Sun Jan 07, 2007 3:34 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 5560713
View all matching forum results

This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 1,830 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link