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Princeton's WordNet

  1. marblesnoun

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

  2. wits, marblesnoun

    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. marblesnoun

    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. marblesnoun

    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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  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. Nils Daulaire:

    I've heard from a lot of former colleagues representing other countries that are major contributors to WHO, and other institutions that contribute financially, that either (the WHO) has to get fixed in a relatively short period – five to 10 years – or they're going to take their marbles and go elsewhere.

  2. Damian Lillard:

    Its basically a game where only one team is going to make it out, its your last opportunity to play, so facing elimination is what it is to me, and thats going to be my approach, just like it was tonight. The only thing is that its going to be on the road. Its for our season. All the marbles.

  3. Melanie Smith:

    It's almost like when you drop a jar of marbles, and they scatter and try and reconstitute in different places, what we see with that in the US is a movement towards old tech platforms and places where these accounts know that they're not going to be moderated.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

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