What does the word martial mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to or connected with war.

Usage examples for martial

  1. " I will rouse," exclaimed the hermit, " the martial nations of Europe in your cause;" and Europe was obedient to the call of the hermit. – History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 12 (of 12) by S. Rappoport
  2. For certainly of them it was not quite unworthy, for the Pirrhic or military air it carries with it, and which probably was the cause of its introduction among so martial a people. – A Treatise on the Art of Dancing by Giovanni-Andrea Gallini
  3. It was evidently inspired by the John Brown song, that simple martial melody; but it rises above the personal and temporal into the universal and eternal. – Cambridge Sketches by Frank Preston Stearns