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Princeton's WordNet

  1. marbles(noun)

    a children's game played with little balls made of a hard substance (as glass)

  2. wits, marbles(noun)

    the basic human power of intelligent thought and perception

    "he used his wits to get ahead"; "I was scared out of my wits"; "he still had all his marbles and was in full possession of a lively mind"


  1. marbles(Noun)

    Any of several children's games played with small glass balls.

    Egyptian boys played marbles before the days of Moses, and marbles are among the treasures found buried in the ruins of Pompeii.

  2. marbles(Noun)

    Tokens of sanity. (Esp. all one's marbles and lose one's marbles.)

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. marbles

    [from mainstream “lost all his/her marbles”] The minimum needed to build your way further up some hierarchy of tools or abstractions. After a bad system crash, you need to determine if the machine has enough marbles to come up on its own, or enough marbles to allow a rebuild from backups, or if you need to rebuild from scratch. “This compiler doesn't even have enough marbles to compile hello world.”

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Anagrams for marbles »

  1. amblers, blamers, rambles

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of marbles in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of marbles in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of marbles in a Sentence

  1. Rick Hutcheon:

    It's symptomatic of a changing of the guard in the market, I think there's a re-evaluation going on, people have given up on this year, now they're looking at what they're going to do for next year, are things in fact going to get better and if so, at what stage do you step in and put a few marbles on some bets.

  2. Brooks Hays:

    Fill your mouth with marbles and make a speech. Every day reduce the number of marbles in your mouth and make a speech. You will soon become an accredited public speaker -- as soon as you have lost all your marbles.

  3. Prokopis Pavlopoulos:

    This museum can host the Marbles, we are fighting a holy battle for a monument which is unique.

  4. Antonis Samaras:

    The last, until now, British doctrine that the Parthenon Marbles could not be moved is no longer valid -- as their other 'argument' for the lack of an appropriate space to house them collapsed with the opening of the Museum of Acropolis.

  5. Jim Manley:

    There is no more clarifying debate in politics these days then when it comes to Supreme Court nominees, this now is for all the marbles.

Images & Illustrations of marbles

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