Definition of 'martial'
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Plus his martial arts skills are surprisingly effective. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Pals said he was a martial arts expert who liked online poker. The Sun (2016)It is used in certain martial arts to reduce consciousness. The Sun (2017)Both men were martial arts enthusiasts. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Despite its global popularity, mixed martial arts still hovers on the fringes of sport here. The Sun (2016)THE blind Jedi warrior monk fights against the evil Empire using his staff and martial arts skills. The Sun (2016)New love is an expert in martial arts. The Sun (2006)It has not yet been decided if he will face a court martial. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Cage fighting is merely people competing against each other at mixed martial arts. The Sun (2011)An unofficial "martial law " had been imposed. Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)Genuine martial arts experts will be exempt from the new law. The Sun (2007)Are you an expert in martial arts? Times, Sunday Times (2008)Staff at the gym said he hid his past by pretending to be a former boxer and mixed martial arts specialist. The Sun (2015)If proven, he could face a court martial and military prison. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The Army yesterday confirmed three soldiers face a court martial. The Sun (2011)He has been charged with desertion and will face a court martial in July. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Edinburgh was placed under martial law, and the city streets again became clear. THE SCOTTISH ENLIGHTENMENT: The Scots' Invention of the Modern World (2002)I took up martial arts to keep fit and kept up the diet. The Sun (2015)From sumptuous love music to thrilling martial outbursts, he makes you want to sit through all five hours again. Times, Sunday Times (2012)These appealed to the bright but intellectually lazy prince, who grew to hold military and martial values above all others. BLOOD AGAINST THE SNOWS: The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty (2002)Atlantic City provides the setting for the story of two brothers who enter the biggest mixed martial arts contest in history. The Sun (2011)COPS were stunned when they caught a man brandishing this 2ft martial arts knife on a night out. The Sun (2006)There are local, regional and national championships and mastery is measured in dans, just like a martial art. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Not the deepest of dramas, it contains much strong martial music, while the contrived love interest gives rise to touching numbers. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A woman came up to me, locked my wrists in a grip of steel and danced me round to the sound of martial music. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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In Common Usage. martial is one of the 10000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'martial'
British English: martial ADJECTIVE
Martial is used to describe things relating to soldiers or war.
The paper was actually twice banned under the martial regime.
Definition of martial from the Collins English Dictionary
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