Definitions of marble

  1. paint or stain like marble; of paper
  2. a small ball of glass that is used in various games
  3. a sculpture carved from marble
  4. a hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish; used for sculpture and as building material
  5. paint or stain like marble; " marble paper"
  6. A massive, compact limestone; a variety of calcite, capable of being polished and used for architectural and ornamental purposes. The color varies from white to black, being sometimes yellow, red, and green, and frequently beautifully veined or clouded. The name is also given to other rocks of like use and appearance, as serpentine or verd antique marble, and less properly to polished porphyry, granite, etc.
  7. A thing made of, or resembling, marble, as a work of art, or record, in marble; or, in the plural, a collection of such works; as, the Arundel or Arundelian marbles; the Elgin marbles.
  8. A little ball of marble, or of some other hard substance, used as a plaything by children; or, in the plural, a child's game played with marbles.
  9. Made of, or resembling, marble; as, a marble mantel; marble paper.
  10. Cold; hard; unfeeling; as, a marble breast or heart.
  11. To stain or vein like marble; to variegate in color; as, to marble the edges of a book, or the surface of paper.
  12. Carbonic acid calcium salt ( CaCO3). An odorless, tasteless powder or crystal that occurs in nature. It is used therapeutically as a phosphate buffer in hemodialysis patients and as a calcium supplement.
  13. A hard limestone of various colors capable of taking a fine polish; anvthing like such stone; a single piece of such stone; a small stone or glass ball used as a child's plaything.
  14. Made of, or like, marble; cold; hard; unfeeling.
  15. To stain or vein like marble.
  16. Any species of limestone taking a high polish: that which is made of marble, as a work of art, or a little ball used by boys in play.
  17. Made of marble: veined like marble: hard: insensible.
  18. MARBLER.
  19. Kind of fine hard limestone; anything made of marble; small ball used as a plaything.
  20. Of, or like, marble.
  21. To vein or variegate like marble.
  22. To color in imitation of marble.
  23. Made of or like marble; unfeeling; white; cold.
  24. A fine limestone, valuable for building or sculpture; a small ball, as of this stone, used in a child's game; a plece of sculpture.
  25. Marbly.
  26. Made of marble; veined like marble; hard; unfeeling.
  27. A calcareous stone of compact texture, and susceptible of a high polish; a little ball used by boys in play.
  28. A calcareous stone susceptible of a high polish; anything made of marble; any rock susceptible of a fine polish; a little stone ball used by boys in play; a stone remarkable for some inscription or sculpture.
  29. To variegate or vein in imitation of marble.
  30. Made of marble; variegated or veined like marble; hard; insensible.

Usage examples for marble

  1. Moreover, how can any one climb the pyramid of Khufu, which is covered with polished marble, even in the day let alone at midnight, your Highness, and there drink of the cup of dreams? – Moon of Israel by H. Rider Haggard
  2. The lightning sprung once more across the sky, and showed me for a brief second the distant marble outline of the Romani vault. – Vendetta A Story of One Forgotten by Marie Corelli
  3. Such a building, solid, and vast, and splendid, white with marble, and blazing with gold, was the temple which Jesus now forsook. – The Gospel According to St. Mark by G. A. Chadwick
  4. For an instant, as he gazed at her features as pale as marble, and her closed eyes, a dreadful thought flashed across Roy's mind. – The Girl Aviators and the Phantom Airship by Margaret Burnham
  5. 195. the chill marble seems to sweat. – Minor Poems by Milton by John Milton
  6. And thou wilt turn away, Iron, marble mockman! – Reviews by Oscar Wilde
  7. It was completely dark except for one ray of light falling on the plain marble tomb. – Olivia in India by O. Douglas
  8. They're creatures neither of flesh nor of marble- they're ideals. – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore
  9. It's a pity she's of marble. – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  10. I remember now the cool feeling of her marble hall. – Daisy in the Field by Elizabeth Wetherell
  11. They sat down on the marble bench and looked into the water, each thinking his thoughts. – The Master of the Inn by Robert Herrick
  12. Slowly Madhu Krishnaghar led Leonie up the marble steps and stopped. – Leonie of the Jungle by Joan Conquest
  13. I put it under my marble feet. – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  14. Rub the beef well with a mixture made of two pounds of common salt, two ounces of bay salt, two ounces of saltpetre, and half a pound of moist sugar, pounded together in a marble mortar. – The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches, by Mary Eaton
  15. Flowers were scattered on the bed, and on that face, calm as marble yet soft as life, the happy wondering smile had not yet even died away. – Julian Home by Dean Frederic W. Farrar
  16. He followed her up the marble steps. – The Garden Of Allah by Robert Hichens
  17. The hollow contained an old marble seat, on which I was sitting, but the low entrance could only be reached by one who knew of its existence, passing between those other trees. – The Brightener by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  18. A very beautiful marble group, half life- size, stood in one corner, and gave an air of brightness to the whole room. – Dr. Jolliffe's Boys by Lewis Hough
  19. " Every thing is marble," I said to myself, " even the lady." – The Magician's Show Box and Other Stories by Lydia Maria Child