Wiktionary:Word of the day/September 22

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Word of the day for September 22
martial adj
  1. (comparable) Of, relating to, or suggestive of war; warlike.
  2. (comparable) Connected with or relating to armed forces or the profession of arms or military life.
  3. (comparable) Characteristic of or befitting a warrior; having a military bearing; soldierly.
  4. (not comparable, astrology, obsolete) Pertaining to the astrological influence of the planet Mars.
  5. (not comparable, astronomy, obsolete) Of or relating to the planet Mars; Martian.
  6. (not comparable, chemistry, medicine, obsolete) Containing, or relating to, iron (which was symbolically associated with the planet Mars by alchemists); chalybeate, ferric, ferrous.

PointingHand.svg To mark the premiere of English composer Gustav Holst’s orchestral suite The Planets on 29 September 1918, we are featuring a series of words relating to the planets in the Solar System. One of the suite’s movements is Mars, the Bringer of War, composed 105 years ago in 1914.

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