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mar·ble

 (mär′bəl)
n.
1.
a. A metamorphic rock formed by alteration of limestone or dolomite, often irregularly colored by impurities, and used especially in architecture and sculpture.
b. A piece of this rock.
c. A sculpture made from this rock.
2. Something resembling or suggesting metamorphic rock, as in being very hard, smooth, or cold: a heart of marble; a brow of marble.
3. Games
a. A small hard ball, usually of glass, used in children's games.
b. marbles(used with a sing. verb) Any of various games played with marbles.
4. marbles Slang Common sense; sanity: completely lost his marbles after the stock market crash.
5. Marbling.
tr.v. mar·bled, mar·bling, mar·bles
To mottle and streak (paper, for example) with colors and veins in imitation of marble.
adj.
1. Composed of metamorphic rock: a marble hearth.
2. Resembling metamorphic rock in consistency, texture, venation, color, or coldness.

[Middle English marbre, marble, from Old French marbre, from Latin marmor, from Greek marmaros, of unknown origin.]

mar′bly adj.
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marble

(ˈmɑːbəl)
n
1. (Geological Science)
a. a hard crystalline metamorphic rock resulting from the recrystallization of a limestone: takes a high polish and is used for building and sculpture
b. (as modifier): a marble bust. marmoreal
2. (Art Terms) a block or work of art of marble
3. (Games, other than specified) a small round glass or stone ball used in playing marbles
4. make one's marble good informal Austral and NZ to succeed or do the right thing
5. pass in one's marble informal Austral to die
vb
(tr) to mottle with variegated streaks in imitation of marble
adj
6. cold, hard, or unresponsive
7. (Colours) white like some kinds of marble
[C12: via Old French from Latin marmor, from Greek marmaros, related to Greek marmairein to gleam]
ˈmarbled adj
ˈmarbler n
ˈmarbly adj
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mar•ble

(ˈmɑr bəl)

n., adj., v. -bled, -bling. n.
1. metamorphosed limestone that consists chiefly of recrystallized calcite or dolomite, occurs in a wide range of colors and variegations, takes a high polish, and is used esp. in sculpture and architecture.
2. a sculptural work in marble.
3. something resembling marble, as in hardness: a heart of marble.
4. a little ball usu. made of glass or agate for use in games.
5. marbles, (used with a sing. v.) any of various games for children played with marbles on a marked area of the ground.
6. marbles, Slang. wits; common sense: to lose one's marbles.
adj.
7. consisting of or resembling marble.
v.t.
8. to color or stain in imitation of variegated marble: to marble the edges of a book.
[1150–1200; variant of Old English marmel < Latin marmor < Greek mármaros]
mar′bler, n.
mar′bly, adj.
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mar·ble

(mär′bəl)
A metamorphic rock consisting primarily of calcite and dolomite. Marble is formed by the action of heat and pressure on limestone. Although it is usually white to gray in color, it often has irregularly colored marks due to impurities. See Table at rock.
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marble


Past participle: marbled
Gerund: marbling

Imperative
marble
marble
Present
I marble
you marble
he/she/it marbles
we marble
you marble
they marble
Preterite
I marbled
you marbled
he/she/it marbled
we marbled
you marbled
they marbled
Present Continuous
I am marbling
you are marbling
he/she/it is marbling
we are marbling
you are marbling
they are marbling
Present Perfect
I have marbled
you have marbled
he/she/it has marbled
we have marbled
you have marbled
they have marbled
Past Continuous
I was marbling
you were marbling
he/she/it was marbling
we were marbling
you were marbling
they were marbling
Past Perfect
I had marbled
you had marbled
he/she/it had marbled
we had marbled
you had marbled
they had marbled
Future
I will marble
you will marble
he/she/it will marble
we will marble
you will marble
they will marble
Future Perfect
I will have marbled
you will have marbled
he/she/it will have marbled
we will have marbled
you will have marbled
they will have marbled
Future Continuous
I will be marbling
you will be marbling
he/she/it will be marbling
we will be marbling
you will be marbling
they will be marbling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been marbling
you have been marbling
he/she/it has been marbling
we have been marbling
you have been marbling
they have been marbling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been marbling
you will have been marbling
he/she/it will have been marbling
we will have been marbling
you will have been marbling
they will have been marbling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been marbling
you had been marbling
he/she/it had been marbling
we had been marbling
you had been marbling
they had been marbling
Conditional
I would marble
you would marble
he/she/it would marble
we would marble
you would marble
they would marble
Past Conditional
I would have marbled
you would have marbled
he/she/it would have marbled
we would have marbled
you would have marbled
they would have marbled
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marble

1. A stone popular for sculpture because of its extreme durability, found in all colors ranging from nearly pure white to nearly pure black.
2. A metamorphic rock formed from recrystallized limestone or dolomite.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marble - a hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polishmarble - a hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish; used for sculpture and as building material
rock, stone - material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust; "that mountain is solid rock"; "stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries"
verd antique, verde antique - a dark green impure marble
2.marble - a small ball of glass that is used in various gamesmarble - a small ball of glass that is used in various games
ball - round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games; "the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve"; "the mayor threw out the first ball"; "the ball rolled into the corner pocket"
shooter, taw - a large marble used for shooting in the game of marbles
3.marble - a sculpture carved from marblemarble - a sculpture carved from marble  
sculpture - a three-dimensional work of plastic art
Verb1.marble - paint or stain like marblemarble - paint or stain like marble; "marble paper"
handicraft - a craft that requires skillful hands
stain - color with a liquid dye or tint; "Stain this table a beautiful walnut color"; "people knew how to stain glass a beautiful blue in the middle ages"
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marble

noun
lose your marbles go mad, go crazy, go insane, take leave of your senses, lose your reason, go off your trolley (Brit. informal), go off your head You'll probably think I've lost my marbles.
Related words
adjective marmoreal
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marble

noun
Slang. A healthy mental state.Used in plural:
lucidity, lucidness, mind, reason, saneness, sanity, sense (often used in plural), soundness, wit (used in plural).
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Translations
رخامرُخَامٌرُخام، مَرْمَركُلَّه من المَرْمَر
mramorkuličkakuličkyskleněnka
marmormarmor-glaskugle
MarmorMurmelMurmelbahn
marmori
mramor
márványszínes játékgolyó
glerkúlamarmari
大理石
대리석
imituojantis marmurąmarmurasmarmuro išvaizdosstiklo rutuliukasžaidimas stiklo rutuliukais
marmorsstikla bumbiņa
marmură
guľôčkamramor
frnikolamarmor
marmorkula
หินอ่อน
đá cẩm thạch

marble

[ˈmɑːbl]
A. N
1. (= material) → mármol m
2. (= work in marble) → obra f en mármol
3. (= glass ball) → canica f, bolita f (Andes, S. Cone), metra f (Ven)
to play marblesjugar a las canicas
to lose one's marblesperder la chaveta
B. CPDmarmóreo, de mármol
marble quarry Ncantera f de mármol
marble staircase Nescalera f de mármol
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marble

[ˈmɑːrbəl]
n
(= rock) → marbre m
(= toy) → bille f marbles
npl
(= game) → billes fpl
to play marbles → jouer aux billes
to lose one's marbles (= go gaga) → perdre la boule
modif [statue, floor, tile] → en marbre
a marble statue → une statue en marbre
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

marble

n
Marmor m
(= work in marble)Marmorplastik f
(= glass ball)Murmel f, → Klicker m (inf); he’s lost his marbles (inf)er hat nicht mehr alle Tassen im Schrank (inf); to pick up one’s marbles and go home (US) → die Koffer packen und nach Hause gehen
adjMarmor-; marble pillar/staircaseMarmorsäule f/-treppe f
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marble

[ˈmɑːbl]
1. n
a. (material, sculpture) → marmo
b. (toy) → bilia, biglia
to play marbles → giocare a bilie
2. adjdi marmo
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

marble

(ˈmaːbl) noun
1. a kind of hard, usually highly polished stone, cold to the touch. This table is made of marble; (also adjective) a marble statue.
2. a small hard ball of glass used in children's games. The little boy rolled a marble along the ground.
ˈmarbled adjective
having irregular streaks of different colours, like some types of marble. marbled stonework.
ˈmarbles noun singular
any of several games played with marbles. The boys were playing marbles.
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marble

رُخَامٌ mramor marmor Marmor μάρμαρο mármol marmori marbre mramor marmo 大理石 대리석 marmer marmor marmur mármore мрамор marmor หินอ่อน mermer đá cẩm thạch 大理石
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