- of, relating to, or like the planet Mars or its hypothetical inhabitants.
- a supposed inhabitant of the planet Mars: The science-fiction novel was about the invasion of our planet by Martians.
Origin of Martian
Examples from the Web for martian
Perhaps the mysterious Martian methane, and its strange fluctuations, are part of that story.
And if the Martian methane is a real thing, it has some interesting implications.
However, several probes—most recently the Curiosity rover—have measured methane in the Martian atmosphere.
As fluent in drug trade jargon as Martian, Future peppers his lyrics with interstellar imagery befitting of his far out vocals.Future Makes Us Rethink Everything We Thought We Knew About Rap Artists
December 15, 2014
Born in Flint, Michigan, Bragman says he was a “fat gay Jewish kid… who grew up to be a Martian.”How Howard Bragman Orchestrated Michael Sam’s Coming Out
March 12, 2014
An ancient Martian woman sat in a rocking chair in the shade of the porch.One Martian Afternoon
"I took the liberty of examining your effects," the Martian began.
As the craft neared they could make out the orange and green of the Martian army.
He was a typical Martian, dark, sleek-haired, coral-skinned.
He pressed a button; two Martian soldiers answered promptly.
- of, occurring on, or relating to the planet Mars
- an inhabitant of Mars, esp in science fiction
Word Origin and History for martian
late 14c., marcien "of the planet Mars" (originally in reference to astrological influence), from Latin Martius "sacred to Mars; pertaining to the planet Mars," from Mars (genitive Martis). The noun meaning "an inhabitant of the planet Mars" is attested from 1883.