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What does martial mean?
Less commonly, martial can mean warlike or characteristic of a warrior.
Example: Most marches originated as martial music that was used to help soldiers march.
Where does martial come from?
The first records of martial come from the 1300s. It derives from the Latin Mārtiālis, referring to Mars, the god of war in Roman mythology.
More commonly, martial is used in a general way to describe something that has to do with war or combat. Martial arts are the traditional forms of Asian self-defense or combat, such as karate and kung fu. Martial law refers to a situation in which military forces are used to temporarily keep order in an area when civil authority has broken down. A court–martial is a military court in which soldiers are tried for violating military law.
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What are some other forms related to martial?
- martialism (noun)
- martialist (noun)
- martially (adverb)
- martialness (noun)
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How is martial used in real life?
Martial is most commonly used in phrases that refer to combat, like martial arts, or the military, like martial law and court-martial.
“Bruce’s intention was, ‘How can I, through martial arts or
my philosophy, bring people together?’ I think we must try to understand Bruce Lee, not just Bruce Lee as a martial artist, but also as a humanitarian and also a good cause to bring people
together.” -Sifu Ted Wong, pic.twitter.com/IbQkwaS2I4
— Bruce Lee (@brucelee) November 17, 2019
I'm reading a history book about the USA in the dawn of the 20th century, and the rise of martial society during prosperity.
— Denton Froese (@Labville) June 21, 2011
Valor of Indian soldiers in the world war fighting for the British was well known.Sikhs in particular were known for their martial spirit.
— suraj yadav (@suraj_yadav) January 23, 2016
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The words martial and marshal are synonyms.
Example sentences from the Web for martial
Some writers are mathematicians, rhetoricians, satirists, poets, or epigrammatists (Martial).So-Called ‘Biblical Scholar’ Says Jesus A Made-Up Myth|Candida Moss, Joel Baden|October 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The discipline required for martial arts fed into the psychology of the character, who approaches everything mission by mission.Dan Stevens Blows Up ‘Downton’: From Chubby-Cheeked Aristo to Lean, Mean American Psycho|Tim Teeman|September 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nothing is particularly clear because Thailand is in the middle of political upheaval and governed by martial law.
Martial law descends on the city while the KGB knocks on doors of known dissidents.The Belarus Free Theatre’s Badass Dissident Artists Get the HBO Treatment|Katie Baker|July 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
While some polling shows a majority of ordinary Thais approve of martial law, the political class is roiled with suspicion.
This adventure caused much conversation in the camp; and all the officers were desirous of beholding so martial a female.The Sylph, Volume I and II|Georgiana Cavendish
It is therefore of importance that we use in our incantation the martial part of my magical apparatus.The Magic of the Middle Ages|Viktor Rydberg
Early in the 5th century other aristocratic Romans interested themselves in the textual criticism of Persius and Martial.
He was tall, with fair clustering hair and piercing eyes; and his scar added to his martial air.A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times|Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
Such verse as this of Martial d'Auvergne was, indeed, the exception at the time.A Short History of French Literature|George Saintsbury