verb (used with object), marred, mar·ring.
Origin of mar
Synonyms for mar
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noun Southern U.S.
Origin of marse
Related Words for marssully, harm, wreck, tarnish, ruin, bruise, taint, impair, spoil, blight, stain, scar, deface, ding, blemish, disfigure, injure, bend, scratch, warp
Examples from the Web for mars
Contemporary Examples of 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.The Best Coffee Table Books of 2014
December 13, 2014
Orion represents the first step towards human exploration of other planets, like Mars.NASA Launches Orion in Fiery Spectacle
Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video
December 5, 2014
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
Historical Examples of mars
It is only in poetry that Cupid is more powerful than either Mammon or Mars.
Think of our world as it looks from the rocket that is heading toward Mars.
Well, hit do look sorter so, but I wouldn't 'a' b'lieved it, Mars Tom.
Mars Tom, he could a got de cow fer fifteen, en I tole him so.
And on that rug was a fine representation of Mars, the god of war.The Boy Life of Napoleon
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.