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ˈmær oʊmar·row

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. marrow, bone marrow(noun)

    the fatty network of connective tissue that fills the cavities of bones

  2. marrow, marrow squash, vegetable marrow(noun)

    any of various squash plants grown for their elongated fruit with smooth dark green skin and whitish flesh

  3. marrow, bone marrow(noun)

    very tender and very nutritious tissue from marrowbones

  4. marrow, vegetable marrow(noun)

    large elongated squash with creamy to deep green skins

  5. kernel, substance, core, center, centre, essence, gist, heart, heart and soul, inwardness, marrow, meat, nub, pith, sum, nitty-gritty(noun)

    the choicest or most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience

    "the gist of the prosecutor's argument"; "the heart and soul of the Republican Party"; "the nub of the story"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marrow(noun)

    the tissue which fills the cavities of most bones; the medulla. In the larger cavities it is commonly very fatty, but in the smaller cavities it is much less fatty, and red or reddish in color

  2. Marrow(noun)

    the essence; the best part

  3. Marrow(noun)

    one of a pair; a match; a companion; an intimate associate

  4. Marrow(verb)

    to fill with, or as with, marrow of fat; to glut

  5. Origin: [OE. marou, mary, maruh, AS. mearg, mearh; akin to OS. marg, D. merg, G. Mark, OHG. marg, marag, Icel. mergr, Sw. merg, Dan. marv, Skr. majjan; cf. Skr. majj to sink, L. mergere. 274 Cf. Merge.]


  1. Marrow

    Marrow, is a Marvel Comics character, associated with the X-Men. She is a mutant whose bones grow out of her skin and can be removed from her body, providing her with potential knives and clubs as well as body armor. As a child, Marrow was taken in by the Morlocks, a band of grotesque-looking mutants who hid in tunnels beneath New York City. As a young adult, she formed the violent splinter cell Gene Nation until, under the orders of Morlock leader Callisto, she joined the X-Men to redeem herself. She made progress controlling her powers and learning a moral code, but eventually fell in with the paramilitary group Weapon X. As a child, Marrow first appeared in Cable #15 and was created by writer Jeph Loeb and artist David Brewer. However, Uncanny X-Men writer Scott Lobdell and artist Joe Madureira defined her powers and temperament. She has shown herself to be a staunch team player who is prepared to risk her own life to protect those of her teammates. Despite her apparent disdain for humanity, she has revealed that she would like nothing more than to be able to fit in with them and be happy.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Marrow

    mar′ō, n. the soft, fatty matter in the hollow parts of the bones: the pith of certain plants: the essence or best part of anything: the inner meaning or purpose.—ns. Marr′ow-bone, a bone containing marrow: (pl.) the knees or the bones of the knees; Marr′owfat, a rich kind of pea, called also Dutch Admiral pea.—adjs. Marr′owish, of the nature of, or resembling, marrow; Marr′owless, having no marrow.—n. Marr′ow-squash (U.S.), vegetable marrow.—adj. Marr′owy, full of marrow: strong: forcible: pithy. [A.S. mearg; Ger. mark.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of marrow in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of marrow in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of marrow in a Sentence

  1. Samual Rutherford:

    I see Christ's love is so kingly, that it will not abide a marrow it must have a throne all alone in the soul.

  2. Louise Erdrich:

    Love must not touch the marrow of the soul. Our affections must be breakable chains that we can cast them off or tighten them.

  3. Steve Sosebee:

    Until radiation therapy is permitted, until we can develop a bone marrow transplant department here, some kids do still have to travel outside for treatment.

  4. Thomas Merton:

    Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacting to a kind of a chill from within the marrow of your own life.

  5. David Kronn:

    Over the years, we’ve become aware that a bone marrow transplant early in the disease can be life-saving for these patients, but we now know that it's only effective in the early stages of the disease.

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