- Martian (adj.) late 14c., marcien "of the planet Mars" (originally in reference to astrological influence), from L. Martius "sacred to Mars; pertaining to the planet Mars," from Mars (gen. Martis). The noun meaning "an inhabitant of the planet Mars" is attested from 1883.
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marţian — MARŢIÁN, Ă, marţieni, e, s.m. şi f., adj. 1. s.m. şi f. Presupus locuitor al planetei Marte. 2. adj. Din planeta Marte. [pr.: ti an] – Din fr. martien. Trimis de claudia, 04.10.2003. Sursa: DEX 98 … Dicționar Român
Martian — Mar tian, prop. n. An inhabitant of the planet Mars; fictional or hypothetical. Du Maurier. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Note: In science fiction, it has often been postulated that there are intelligent creatures living on Mars, but no strong evidence… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Martian — Mar tian, prop. a. [L. Martius.] Of or pertaining to Mars, the Roman god of war, or to the planet bearing his name; martial. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Martian — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to the planet Mars. ► NOUN ▪ a supposed inhabitant of Mars … English terms dictionary
Martian — [mär′shən] adj. [L Martius, of MARS + AN] of Mars (god or planet) n. a being from or living on the planet Mars, as in science fiction … English World dictionary
Martian — This article is about hypothetical or fictional native inhabitants of the planet Mars. For other uses, see Martian (disambiguation). Sculpture of a Wellsian Martian Tripod in the town of Woking. As an adjective, the term martian is used to… … Wikipedia
Martian — [[t]mɑ͟ː(r)ʃ(ə)n[/t]] Martians 1) N COUNT A Martian is an imaginary creature from the planet Mars. Orson Welles managed to convince many Americans that they were being invaded by Martians. 2) ADJ: usu ADJ n Something that is Martian exists on or… … English dictionary
Martian — 1. adjective /ˈmɑː(ɹ)ʃən,ˈmɑɹʃən/ a) Of or relating to the planet Mars. the Martian landscape b) Of or relating to Martians. a Martian invasion 2. noun /ˈmɑː(ɹ)ʃən,ˈmɑɹʃən/ An … Wiktionary
Martian — I UK [ˈmɑː(r)ʃ(ə)n] / US [ˈmɑrʃ(ə)n] adjective relating to the planet Mars II UK [ˈmɑː(r)ʃ(ə)n] / US [ˈmɑrʃ(ə)n] noun [countable] Word forms Martian : singular Martian plural Martians an imaginary creature that lives on the planet Mars … English dictionary
martian — adjective Usage: often capitalized Date: 1880 of or relating to the planet Mars or its hypothetical inhabitants • martian noun, often capitalized … New Collegiate Dictionary