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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. 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. Prokopis Pavlopoulos:

    Let the British Museum come here and make the comparison between this (Acropolis) museum of light and the murky, if I may say, prison of the British Museum where the Parthenon Marbles are held as trophies.

  2. Rick Hutcheon:

    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.

  3. Prokopis Pavlopoulos:

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

  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. Jim Fassel:

    It was a great time, a great time, people ask me,' Wasn't the media awful to you ?' No, I'm friends with a lot of them. I respect the media. They have a job to do. I'll tell you what, I was with( five) different franchises( including Baltimore, where he served as an assistant post-Giants), but the Giants is how I learned to coach in the NFL, mainly from( the late general manager and Pro Football Hall of Famer) George Young. They run it right. They put the marbles in a row to win.

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    an untroubled state; free from disturbances
    • A. temptation
    • B. deterioration
    • C. bowel
    • D. tranquillity

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