Mar

Definitions

  • Cinq-mars and de Thou Going to Execution——215
    Cinq-mars and de Thou Going to Execution——215
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v mar destroy or injure severely "mutilated bodies"
    • v mar make imperfect "nothing marred her beauty"
    • n mar a mark or flaw that spoils the appearance of something (especially on a person's body) "a facial blemish"
    • n Mar the month following February and preceding April
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Additional illustrations & photos:

ORBITS OF MARS, THE EARTH, VENUS, AND MERCURY ORBITS OF MARS, THE EARTH, VENUS, AND MERCURY
ORBITS OF THE EARTH AND MARS ORBITS OF THE EARTH AND MARS

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Mars is the home of Olympus Mons, the largest known volcano in our solar system
    • n Mar A mark or blemish made by bruising, scratching, or the like; a disfigurement.
    • n Mar A small lake. See Mere.
    • Mar To make defective; to do injury to, esp. by cutting off or defacing a part; to impair; to disfigure; to deface. "I pray you mar no more trees with wiring love songs in their barks.""But mirth is marred , and the good cheer is lost.""Ire, envy, and despair
      Which marred all his borrowed visage."
    • Mar To spoil; to ruin. "It makes us, or it mars us.""Striving to mend, to mar the subject."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The name "Snickers" for the popular candy bar was named after a horse that the Mars family owned
    • mar To deface or disfigure; injure by cutting, breaking, abrading, crushing, etc.; impair in form or substance.
    • mar To impair in quality or attributes; affect injuriously; damage the character, value, or appearance of; harm.
    • n mar A blot; a blemish; an injury.
    • n mar An abbreviation of March;
    • n mar of maritime.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The largest volcano known is on Mars: Olympus Mons, 370 miles wide and 79,000 feet high, is almost three times higher than Mount Everest
    • v.t Mar mär to injure by wounding or by cutting off a part: to damage: to interrupt: to disfigure
    • pr.p Mar mar′ring; pa.t. and pa.p. marred
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Quotations

  • Victor Hugo
    Victor%20Hugo
    “Our acts make or mar us, we are the children of our own deeds.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “They are as much for Mars, as for Mercury; as well qualified for war, as for business.”
  • Hosea Ballou
    Hosea%20Ballou
    “A single bad habit will mar an otherwise faultless character, as an ink-drop soileth the pure white page.”
  • F. Scott Fitzgerald
    F.%20Scott%20Fitzgerald
    “The intimate revelations of young men, or at least the terms in which they express them, are usually plagiaristic and marred by obvious suppressions.”
  • William Shakespeare
    William%20Shakespeare
    “Striving to better, oft we mar what's well.”
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    “So enjoy present pleasures as to not mar those to come.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. marren, merren, AS. merran, myrran,in comp.), to obstruct, impede, dissipate; akin to OS. merrian, OHG. marrjan, merran,; cf. D. marren, meeren, to moor a ship, Icel. merja, to bruise, crush, and Goth. marzjan, to offend. Cf. Moor (v.)

Usage

In literature:

Pan-a-mar, my lad, beg Master Sydney's pardon.
"Syd Belton" by George Manville Fenn
But of helios from Mars, or Venus, there were none reported.
"Tarrano the Conqueror" by Raymond King Cummings
Amid this stir of renewed life came the fatal news that Mars was undoubtedly preparing to deal us a death blow.
"Edison's Conquest of Mars" by Garrett Putnam Serviss
One was the son of Mars, and was killed before Troy; the other, as Hesiod tells us, was killed by Hercules.
"The Metamorphoses of Ovid" by Publius Ovidius Naso
They have promised us the weapons, but we must go to Mars and bring them here.
"Giants on the Earth" by Sterner St. Paul Meek
The Roman divinity most closely resembling the Greek Ares, and identified with him, was called Mars, Mamers, and Marspiter or Father Mars.
"Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome" by E.M. Berens
Dey want no Mars Phil 'bout here in dem days befo' ole Mars were tuck down.
"Plantation Sketches" by Margaret Devereux
Sho' Mars Edgah come in good time!
"Semiramis and Other Plays" by Olive Tilford Dargan
If he didn't know Mercury, he'd put the earth second, and Mars third, instead of fourth!
"A Martian Odyssey" by Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
In fact, it was a full month before Kendall again set foot on any of the Minor Planets, and then it was Mars, the base of the M-122.
"The Ultimate Weapon" by John Wood Campbell
Nobody on Mars knew how to handle a mining rig better than Roger Hunter did.
"Gold in the Sky" by Alan Edward Nourse
You take that poor fellow," pointing to Mars Plaisir, "and you reject me.
"The Hour and the Man" by Harriet Martineau
This wonderful new joy in his life was too precious to be marred by complications.
"Blow The Man Down" by Holman Day
About strange sounds in the thin winds, over the mysterious thickets of Mars.
"The Planet Strappers" by Raymond Zinke Gallun
The Earth is, like her fellows, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, one of the planets of the great solar family.
"Astronomy for Amateurs" by Camille Flammarion
There is no other planet or star nearer to us than Mars when in opposition.
"Pharaoh's Broker" by Ellsworth Douglass
Mars was ready enough to vote for Venus; but then he was afraid of a scandal.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
Unfortunately, however, as men have multiplied, their energies have hitherto tended, not to beautify, but to mar.
"The Beauties of Nature" by Sir John Lubbock
I saw the Moray's silver star, And marked the sable pale of Mar.
"Lady of the Lake" by Sir Walter Scott
In 1609 Kepler published his great work, entitled 'The New Astronomy; or, Commentaries on the Motions of Mars.
"The Astronomy of Milton's 'Paradise Lost'" by Thomas Orchard
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In poetry:

And then I prayed :—the strange web done.
To my frail fingers given,
Be Sorrow's stain the deepest one
To mar my robe in heaven.
"The Weaver" by Emily Chubbuck Judson
Yet blame not Heaven; 'tis erring man,
Who mars his own best joys;
Whose passions uncontroll'd, the plan
Of promised bliss destroys.
"Sir Eldred Of The Bower : A Legendary Tale: In Two Parts" by Hannah More
Forgive the weakness and the pride,
If marred thereby our gift may be,
For love, at least, has sanctified
The altar that we rear to thee.
"Hymn For The House Of Worship At Georgetown, Erected In Memory Of A Mother" by John Greenleaf Whittier
She heard amid the starry mirth
Rumour of dreadful things on earth.
Of sweet youth slain and beauty marred
Beyond all balm and spikenard.
"The Only Son" by Katharine Tynan
May some kind angel swiftly fly,
And leave the region of the sky,
Transplant thee to a clime where ne'er
Sad winter mars the blooming year.
"Written In An Album" by James Avis Bartley
And is there one whose peace the glare
Of others' beauty never mars?
One of the blooming, sparkling fair,
Whose emblems are the flowers and stars?
"For The Album of Miss E. L. B--" by John Pierpont

In news:

00am Thursday Mar 9th, 2006 and in print issue #0510 dated Thursday Mar 9th, 2006.
DEL MAR, Calif (AP) — A plan for a sweeping makeover of the Del Mar fairgrounds in San Diego County has hit a bump — or maybe a mountain.
DEL MAR, Calif.—A plan for a sweeping makeover of the Del Mar fairgrounds in San Diego County has hit a bump—or maybe a mountain.
00am Thursday Mar 22nd, 2007 and in print issue #0612 dated Thursday Mar 22nd, 2007.
Part of the Mars panorama released by NASA that combines 817 images taken by the panoramic camera on the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity.
The Mars Rover Spirit captured an image of Mars' Home Plate .
Del Mar Hills Academy dads escorted their daughters to a dance on April 26 at the Del Mar Marriott.
The trip to Mars was just the beginning for Curiosity, the Mars rover that landed on the red planet in August.
The Curiosity Mars rover, scheduled to land on Mars on Sunday night, comes with a laser mounted to its head.
NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander can be seen parachuting down to Mars, in this image captured by the high-resolution camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter .
It will join Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity and fellow orbiters Mars Odyssey and Mars Global Surveyor and the European Space Agency's Mars Express.
Global Surveyor, which recently snapped this image of the Arsia Mons volcano at Mars, may serve as a back-up data relay to Earth during an upcoming martian lander mission due to the loss of NASA's Mars Climate Orbiter .
The successful landing of the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover, Curiosity, early Monday morning marks a significant and historic achievement on the way to the eventual human exploration of Mars.
NASA JPL successfully land the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity on Mars.
00am Thursday Mar 16th, 2006 and in print issue #0511 dated Thursday Mar 16th, 2006.
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In science:

Example 7: Random number generators We follow [Mar],[MarTs] in indicating the relevance of random matrix theory to the study of random number generators.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
Mar] Marsaglia, G., A current view of random number generators.
Random matrix theory over finite fields: a survey
Vidal, F.; (1986); Sismotectónica de la región Béticas-Mar de Alborán. PhD Thesis.
Continuous Time Random Walks and South Spain Seismic Series
This is one way to construct the the Tamari lattice, which was introduced in [Tam] and which has since been studied by several authors (see [HT, Pal, Mar, BW2]).
Tamari lattices and noncrossing partitions in type B and beyond
Thesis, Michigan State University (1999). [Mar] G.
Tamari lattices and noncrossing partitions in type B and beyond
Mars are based on information gained from numerous unmanned space missions.
In-situ acoustic-based analysis system for physical and chemical properties of the lower Martian atmosphere
Table 1 shows clearly that the observational data and theory are in reasonable agreement for the planets with the exception of Mars and Uranus.
The physics of rotational flattening and the point core model
For Earth and Mars the agreement is reassuring.
The physics of rotational flattening and the point core model
Mars and Uranus determined from observed q and J2 values using (64) probably are more reliable than current observational data.
The physics of rotational flattening and the point core model
An open question that mars attempts to discuss brane-cosmological equations without the knowledge of the full bulk solution , is the admissibility (or regularity) of solutions.
Holography and Brane-bulk Energy Exchange
Abstract. A relatively recent study by Mars and Senovilla provided us with a uniqueness result for the exterior vacuum gravitational field generated by an isolated distribution of matter in axial rotation in equilibrium in General Relativity.
On global models for isolated rotating axisymmetric charged bodies; uniqueness of the exterior field
Rev. D 67 124026 Mars M and Senovilla J M M (1998) “On the construction of global models describing rotating bodies; uniqueness of the exterior gravitational field” Mod.
On global models for isolated rotating axisymmetric charged bodies; uniqueness of the exterior field
Mars M and Senovilla J M M (1993) “Geometry of general hypersurfaces in spacetime: junction conditions” Class.
On global models for isolated rotating axisymmetric charged bodies; uniqueness of the exterior field
Due to the circular boundary conditions of our Markov random field graph, the mar ginals of types are precisely equal to types over smaller sets.
Sensing Capacity for Markov Random Fields
Example: Consider the Marˇcenko-Pastur density encoded by Lmz given in Table 1(b).
The polynomial method for random matrices
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