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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    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. Julie Nangia:

    I tell women to do monthly breast exams, not to look for something huge, but to look for something new the size of a marble or walnut, if they aren’t comfortable, they should ask their physician how.

  2. Dino Rasera:

    It's so heartwarming that the whole community [has] –like strangers –helped us out and they're still helping us, me and Marble are so blessed to have them.

  3. Dick Cheney:

    He's lately become a reminder to me that we don't always get exactly what we want in politics, you got the job with actual power and authority. And I got a very nice marble bust.

  4. Aldous Huxley:

    Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unhewn marble of a great sculpture.

  5. De Rugy:

    At a time when we are confronted by climate change with phenomena such as the current heatwave, we reaffirmed our ambitions with this law... by inscribing in marble the principle of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050.

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