Mars: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (märz), [key]
- the ancient Roman god of war and agriculture, identified with the Greek god Ares.
- the planet fourth in order from the sun, having a diameter of 4222 miles (6794 km), a mean distance from the sun of 141.6 million miles (227.9 million km), a period of revolution of 686.95 days, and two moons. See table under(def. 1).
- (often l.c.) of or pertaining to any of various pigments used in painting that are artificially made from an iron oxide base: Mars color; Mars pigments.
- mars (Thesaurus)