What does marble mean?

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ˈmɑr bəlmar·ble

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. marble(noun)

    a hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish; used for sculpture and as building material

  2. marble(noun)

    a small ball of glass that is used in various games

  3. marble(verb)

    a sculpture carved from marble

  4. marble(verb)

    paint or stain like marble

    "marble paper"

Wiktionary

  1. marble(Noun)

    A rock of crystalline limestone.

    Etymology: From and marbre, from marmor, from μάρμαρος, perhaps related to μαρμάρεος. Much of the early classical marble came from the 'Marmaris' sea above the Aegean. The forms from French replaced marma, which had previously been borrowed from Latin.

  2. marble(Noun)

    A small spherical ball of rock, glass, ceramic or metal used in children's games.

    Etymology: From and marbre, from marmor, from μάρμαρος, perhaps related to μαρμάρεος. Much of the early classical marble came from the 'Marmaris' sea above the Aegean. The forms from French replaced marma, which had previously been borrowed from Latin.

  3. marble(Verb)

    To cause (something to have) the streaked or swirled appearance of certain types of marble, for example by mixing viscous ingredients incompletely, or by applying paint or other colorants unevenly.

    Etymology: From and marbre, from marmor, from μάρμαρος, perhaps related to μαρμάρεος. Much of the early classical marble came from the 'Marmaris' sea above the Aegean. The forms from French replaced marma, which had previously been borrowed from Latin.

  4. marble(Verb)

    To get the streaked or swirled appearance of certain types of marble, for example due to the incomplete mixing of viscous ingredients, or the uneven application of paint or other colorants.

    Etymology: From and marbre, from marmor, from μάρμαρος, perhaps related to μαρμάρεος. Much of the early classical marble came from the 'Marmaris' sea above the Aegean. The forms from French replaced marma, which had previously been borrowed from Latin.

  5. marble(Verb)

    To cause meat, usually beef, pork, or lamb, to be interlaced with fat so that its appearance resembles that of marble.

    Etymology: From and marbre, from marmor, from μάρμαρος, perhaps related to μαρμάρεος. Much of the early classical marble came from the 'Marmaris' sea above the Aegean. The forms from French replaced marma, which had previously been borrowed from Latin.

  6. marble(Verb)

    To become interlaced with fat.

    Etymology: From and marbre, from marmor, from μάρμαρος, perhaps related to μαρμάρεος. Much of the early classical marble came from the 'Marmaris' sea above the Aegean. The forms from French replaced marma, which had previously been borrowed from Latin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marble(noun)

    a massive, compact limestone; a variety of calcite, capable of being polished and used for architectural and ornamental purposes. The color varies from white to black, being sometimes yellow, red, and green, and frequently beautifully veined or clouded. The name is also given to other rocks of like use and appearance, as serpentine or verd antique marble, and less properly to polished porphyry, granite, etc

    Etymology: [OE. marbel, marbre, F. marbre, L. marmor, fr. Gr. ma`rmaros, fr. marmai`rein to sparkle, flash. Cf. Marmoreal.]

  2. Marble(noun)

    a thing made of, or resembling, marble, as a work of art, or record, in marble; or, in the plural, a collection of such works; as, the Arundel or Arundelian marbles; the Elgin marbles

    Etymology: [OE. marbel, marbre, F. marbre, L. marmor, fr. Gr. ma`rmaros, fr. marmai`rein to sparkle, flash. Cf. Marmoreal.]

  3. Marble(noun)

    a little ball of marble, or of some other hard substance, used as a plaything by children; or, in the plural, a child's game played with marbles

    Etymology: [OE. marbel, marbre, F. marbre, L. marmor, fr. Gr. ma`rmaros, fr. marmai`rein to sparkle, flash. Cf. Marmoreal.]

  4. Marble(adj)

    made of, or resembling, marble; as, a marble mantel; marble paper

    Etymology: [OE. marbel, marbre, F. marbre, L. marmor, fr. Gr. ma`rmaros, fr. marmai`rein to sparkle, flash. Cf. Marmoreal.]

  5. Marble(adj)

    cold; hard; unfeeling; as, a marble breast or heart

    Etymology: [OE. marbel, marbre, F. marbre, L. marmor, fr. Gr. ma`rmaros, fr. marmai`rein to sparkle, flash. Cf. Marmoreal.]

  6. Marble(noun)

    to stain or vein like marble; to variegate in color; as, to marble the edges of a book, or the surface of paper

    Etymology: [OE. marbel, marbre, F. marbre, L. marmor, fr. Gr. ma`rmaros, fr. marmai`rein to sparkle, flash. Cf. Marmoreal.]

Freebase

  1. Marble

    Marble is a non-foliated metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. Geologists use the term "marble" to refer to metamorphosed limestone; however, stonemasons use the term more broadly to encompass unmetamorphosed limestone. Marble is commonly used for sculpture and as a building material.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Marble

    mär′bl, n. any species of limestone taking a high polish: that which is made of marble, as a work of art: a little ball used by boys in play.—adj. made of marble: veined like marble: hard: insensible.—v.t. to stain or vein like marble.—adjs. Mar′ble-breast′ed, hard-hearted, cruel; Mar′ble-con′stant, constant or firm as marble, immovable.—n. Mar′ble-cut′ter, one who hews marble: a machine for cutting marble.—adjs. Mar′ble-edged, having the edges marbled, as a book; Mar′ble-heart′ed, hard-hearted, insensible.—ns. Mar′ble-pā′per, paper coloured in imitation of variegated marble; Mar′bler; Mar′bling, the act of veining or painting in imitation of marble.—adv. Mar′bly, resembling marble, in the manner of marble.—Elgin marbles, a collection of marbles obtained chiefly from the Parthenon by Lord Elgin in 1811, now in the British Museum. [O. Fr. marbre—L. marmor; cf. Gr. marmaros, marmairein, to sparkle.]

Editors Contribution

  1. marble

    A type of matter.

    Marble is mined from a marble quarry and used for various purposes e.g. kitchen worktop and as a building material.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 7, 2017  

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'marble' in Nouns Frequency: #2242

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of marble in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of marble in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of marble in a Sentence

  1. Nathaniel Hawthorne:

    Life is made up of marble and mud.

  2. Arabic Parable:

    Write the bad things that are done to you in sand, but write the good things that happen to you on a piece of marble.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    I still remember two life-sized marble statues of two great scientists in the corridor of Manchester Town Hall, which I saw many years ago. One of them is of John Dalton, the founder of modern Chemistry and the Atomic Theory, while the second statue is of James Prescott Joule, the founder of modern Physics and the discoverer of the Law of Conservation of Energy. I consider myself very fortunate to be the student of the University of Manchester, the home of great scientists, Dalton and Joule. And most importantly, I am proud to be the recipient of Dalton Chemical Research Scholarship that enabled me to obtain my Ph.D. I am thankful to The University of Manchester as much as to John Dalton's Trust Foundation, for the greatest educational experience of my life.

  4. Benjamin Franklin:

    Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble.

  5. Palani Mohan:

    The eagles don't sit for you, they are wild birds, i was missing images all the time. There's nothing more frustrating than seeing a shot, then it disappears like water on a hot marble plate.

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