Martian

[ mahr-shuh n ]
/ ˈmɑr ʃən /

adjective

of, relating to, or like the planet Mars or its hypothetical inhabitants.

noun

a supposed inhabitant of the planet Mars: The science-fiction novel was about the invasion of our planet by Martians.

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Origin of Martian

1350–1400; Middle English marcien < Latin Mārti(us) of, belonging to Mars (see March) + -an

Related forms

trans-Mar·tian, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for martian

Martian

/ (ˈmɑːʃən) /

adjective

of, occurring on, or relating to the planet Mars

noun

an inhabitant of Mars, esp in science fiction
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