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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the planet Mars or its hypothetical inhabitants.
  • n. A hypothetical inhabitant of the planet Mars, especially as a stock fictional character.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of or relating to the planet Mars.
  • adj. Of or relating to Martians.
  • n. An inhabitant of the planet Mars.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to Mars, the Roman god of war, or to the planet bearing his name; martial.
  • proper n. An inhabitant of the planet Mars; -- fictional or hypothetical.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to the god Mars or to war; warlike.
  • Of or pertaining to the planet Mars; Martial.
  • n. An (imaginary or possible) inhabitant of Mars.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. imaginary people who live on the planet Mars
  • adj. of or relating to the planet Mars (or its fictional inhabitants)

Etymologies

Middle English marcien, from Latin Mārtius, from Mārs, Mārt-, Mars.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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