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martensite a hard brittle solid solution of iron and a small portion of carbon which is the main constituent of various carbon steels and is produced by chilling heated steel.
martial of, pertaining to, suggestive of, or inclined to war or combat. [2 definitions]
martial art (often pl.) any of various systems of self-defense, such as judo and karate, that originated in the Orient.
martial law a usu. temporary rule of law imposed over a civilian population by military authorities, esp. in a wartime combat zone or during the collapse of civil authority.
Martian of or relating to the planet Mars. [2 definitions]
martin any of several birds of the swallow family.
martinet a person who enforces very strict discipline, esp. in the military.
martingale a harness strap between the girth and noseband that restrains a horse from throwing its head back. [2 definitions]
martini a cocktail made with gin or vodka and dry vermouth.
Martin Luther a German theologian and leader of the Protestant Reformation in Germany (b.1483--d.1546).
Martin Luther King Day a U.S. national holiday observed on the third Monday of January commemorating the birthday of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. U.S. clergyman and civil rights leader (b.1929--d.1968).
Martinmas a Christian church festival held on November 11 in honor of St. Martin.
martyr a person who chooses to die or be killed rather than renounce his or her religious beliefs. [5 definitions]
martyrdom the condition of being a martyr; suffering or death that a martyr undergoes. [2 definitions]
martyrize to make a martyr of, esp. by causing to suffer; torment.
martyrology a list or catalogue of martyrs. [4 definitions]
marvel a thing, person, or event that causes awe, admiration, or amazement. [3 definitions]
marvelous causing awe, admiration, or amazement. [3 definitions]
Marxism the theories and doctrines of Karl Marx, esp. those concerning economics, dialectical materialism, and conflict between social classes.
Mary according to the New Testament, the mother of Jesus Christ who, according to Roman Catholic doctrine, remained a perpetual virgin; Virgin Mary.