verb (used with object), marred, mar·ring.
Origin of mar
noun Southern U.S.
Origin of marse
Examples from the Web for mars
Methane could be produced by microbes on Mars, too, if they exist in enough numbers.
However, their presence shows that Mars could have a more complex and evolving chemical story.
There is an expanded place-name index with more than 150,000 entries, and separate undersea, Moon, and Mars features.
Orion represents the first step towards human exploration of other planets, like Mars.
What would it take to carry people to the Moon, or Mars, or an asteroid?To Infinity and Beyond! NASA’s Orion Mission Blasts Off|Matthew R. Francis|December 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Is it not unreasonable to assert that Mars, or Venus, in a certain position, should produce adulteries?Plotinos: Complete Works, v. 4|Plotinos (Plotinus)
If he didn't know Mercury, he'd put the earth second, and Mars third, instead of fourth!A Martian Odyssey|Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
There were other dark markings visible, and the satellite presented the appearance of a miniature of Mars.Astronomical Curiosities|J. Ellard Gore
Our Mars has intuitive perceptions not only upon military organization, but upon fortifications and other military subjects.The Life of Albert Gallatin|Henry Adams
He mars the fairest work by showing me its skeleton, and reveals the mechanism of things while hiding the beautiful results.The Works of Honor de Balzac|Honor de Balzac
verb mars, marring or marred
Word Origin for mar
Roman god of war, also the name of the bright red planet, late 14c., from Latin Mars (stem *Mawort-), the Roman god of war, of unknown origin, apparently from earlier Mavors, related to Oscan Mamers. According to Watkins the Latin word is from *Mawort- "name of an Italic deity who became the god of war at Rome ...." He also had agricultural attributes, and might ultimately have been a Spring-Dionysus. The planet was so named by the Romans, no doubt for its blood-like color. The Greeks also called the planet Pyroeis "the fiery."
Old English merran (Anglian), mierran (West Saxon) "to waste, spoil," from Proto-Germanic *marzjan (cf. Old Frisian meria, Old High German marren "to hinder, obstruct," Gothic marzjan "to hinder, offend"), from PIE root *mers- "to trouble, confuse" (cf. Sanskrit mrsyate "forgets, neglects," Lithuanian mirszati "to forget"). Related: Marred; marring.
The Roman name of Ares, the Greek and Roman god of war.