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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
He could be sweet and charming, but he would also walk through the hallways at all hours doing martial arts moves with his long stick.It Wasn’t the First Time the NYPD Killed Someone in Crisis. For Kawaski Trawick, It Only Took 112 Seconds.|by Eric Umansky|December 4, 2020|ProPublica
Valentina Shevchenko, the 32-year-old Kyrgyzstani UFC flyweight champion, is a martial artist’s martial artist.
Though New Zealand has been hit less hard than many places, mixed martial arts is still a dicey pursuit given the close-quarters nature of it.
There seems to be a perception that the presence of the National Guard means that we’re one step closer to martial law.Mobilizing the National Guard Doesn’t Mean Your State Is Under Martial Law. Usually.|by Logan Jaffe|September 17, 2020|ProPublica
Tim Dymmel, gym ownerA guy who has spent his entire life training in martial arts and lifting weights has zero interest in hearing that he looks less formidable.The Gym-Free Pandemic Workout: Kettlebells, Indian Clubs, Sandbags, Oh My!|Eugene Robinson|August 25, 2020|Ozy
During the colonial period the Punjabi Muslims formed the prized martial class for the British Raj.
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
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is a form of fighting that has become increasingly popular over the past decade.Jesus Said Knock You Out: In ‘Fight Church’ Christians Beat Thy Neighbor|Bryan Storkel|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And in World War I, hares were advertised as a “good martial diet.”
From several doorways other men emerged, some of martial bearing, showing that the place was garrisoned to some extent.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
He was at once arrested, and on October 13th tried by court martial, condemned to death, and executed a few hours later.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
The news of Bruce's revolt and the death of Comyn roused Edward into full martial vigour.King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
He was considered a harsh Governor because his martial law administration was characterized by severe punishment for wrongdoing.Hallowed Heritage: The Life of Virginia|Dorothy M. Torpey
Juvenal, Martial, and other classical authors, notice the extraordinary sufferings of the Christians.The Catacombs of Rome|William Henry Withrow