marble

marble
noun
1》 a hard crystalline metamorphic form of limestone, typically variegated or mottled, which may be polished and is used in sculpture and building.
2》 a small ball of coloured glass used as a toy.
    ↘(marbles) [treated as sing.] a game in which marbles are rolled along the ground.
3》 (one's marbles) informal one's mental faculties.
verb give (something) the appearance of marble.
Derivatives
marbled adjective
marbleize or marbleise verb
marbler noun
marbly adjective
Origin
ME: via OFr. (var. of marbre), from L. marmor, from Gk marmaros 'shining stone'.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

Игры ⚽ Нужно сделать НИР?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Marble — bezeichnet Marble (Computerprogramm), Computerprogramm zur Anzeige geografischer Karten Marble (Band), japanisches Musikduo Orte in den Vereinigten Staten: Marble (Arkansas) Marble (Colorado) Marble (Minnesota) Marble (North Carolina) Marble… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Marble — Mar ble (m[aum]r b l), n. [OE. marbel, marbre, F. marbre, L. marmor, fr. Gr. ma rmaros, fr. marmai rein to sparkle, flash. Cf. {Marmoreal}.] 1. A massive, compact limestone; a variety of calcite, capable of being polished and used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marble — Capture d’écran de Marble montrant l’Europe …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Marble — Marble …   Википедия

  • Marble — Captura de Marble mostrando Europa …   Wikipedia Español

  • marble — [mär′bəl] n. [ME marble, marbre < OFr marbre < L marmor < Gr marmaros, white stone, orig. boulder (meaning infl. by marmairein, to shine) < IE base * mer , to rub > MARE3] 1. a hard, crystalline or granular, metamorphic limestone,… …   English World dictionary

  • Marble — Marble, CO U.S. town in Colorado Population (2000): 105 Housing Units (2000): 74 Land area (2000): 0.372125 sq. miles (0.963798 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.372125 sq. miles (0.963798 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Marble — Mar ble, a. 1. Made of, or resembling, marble; as, a marble mantel; marble paper. [1913 Webster] 2. Cold; hard; unfeeling; as, a marble breast or heart. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marble — Mar ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Marbled}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Marbling}.] [Cf. F. marbrer. See {Marble}, n.] To stain or vein like marble; to variegate in color; as, to marble the edges of a book, or the surface of paper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Marble, CO — U.S. town in Colorado Population (2000): 105 Housing Units (2000): 74 Land area (2000): 0.372125 sq. miles (0.963798 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.372125 sq. miles (0.963798 sq. km) FIPS code …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Marble, MN — U.S. city in Minnesota Population (2000): 695 Housing Units (2000): 308 Land area (2000): 4.309250 sq. miles (11.160906 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.098800 sq. miles (0.255891 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.408050 sq. miles (11.416797 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”