Martian
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 of any form of life on Mars has been observed up to the end of 1998.


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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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. 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 — (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… …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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

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