Definitions for marrowˈmær oʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mar•rowˈmær oʊ(n.)

  1. the soft fatty vascular tissue in the cavities of bones: a major site of blood cell production.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. the inmost or essential part.

  3. strength; vitality.

  4. Chiefly Brit.

    Category: British

    Ref: vegetable marrow.

Origin of marrow:

bef. 900; OE mearg, c.OHG marg, ON mergr

mar′row•y(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. marrow, bone marrow(noun)

    the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones

  2. marrow, marrow squash, vegetable marrow(noun)

    any of various squash plants grown for their elongated fruit with smooth dark green skin and whitish flesh

  3. marrow, bone marrow(noun)

    very tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones

  4. marrow, vegetable marrow(noun)

    large elongated squash with creamy to deep green skins

  5. kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty(noun)

    the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

    "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marrow(noun)

    the tissue which fills the cavities of most bones; the medulla. In the larger cavities it is commonly very fatty, but in the smaller cavities it is much less fatty, and red or reddish in color

  2. Marrow(noun)

    the essence; the best part

  3. Marrow(noun)

    one of a pair; a match; a companion; an intimate associate

  4. Marrow(verb)

    to fill with, or as with, marrow of fat; to glut

Freebase

  1. Marrow

    Marrow, is a Marvel Comics character, associated with the X-Men. She is a mutant whose bones grow out of her skin and can be removed from her body, providing her with potential knives and clubs as well as body armor. As a child, Marrow was taken in by the Morlocks, a band of grotesque-looking mutants who hid in tunnels beneath New York City. As a young adult, she formed the violent splinter cell Gene Nation until, under the orders of Morlock leader Callisto, she joined the X-Men to redeem herself. She made progress controlling her powers and learning a moral code, but eventually fell in with the paramilitary group Weapon X. As a child, Marrow first appeared in Cable #15 and was created by writer Jeph Loeb and artist David Brewer. However, Uncanny X-Men writer Scott Lobdell and artist Joe Madureira defined her powers and temperament. She has shown herself to be a staunch team player who is prepared to risk her own life to protect those of her teammates. Despite her apparent disdain for humanity, she has revealed that she would like nothing more than to be able to fit in with them and be happy.


Translations for marrow

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

marrow(noun)

the soft substance in the hollow parts of bones

Beef marrow is needed for this dish.

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