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Meaning of MARBLE

Pronunciation:  'mârbul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a small ball of glass that is used in various games
  2. [n]  a sculpture carved from marble
  3. [n]  a hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish; used for sculpture and as building material
  4. [v]  paint or stain like marble; of paper

MARBLE is a 6 letter word that starts with M.


 See Also: ball, rock, sculpture, shooter, stain, stone, taw, verd antique, verde antique



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Mar"ble\, n. [OE. marbel, marbre, F. marbre, L. marmor,
    fr. Gr. ?, fr. ? to sparkle, flash. Cf. {Marmoreal}.]
    1. 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.
    {Breccia marble} consists of limestone fragments cemented
    {Ruin marble}, when polished, shows forms resembling ruins,
       due to disseminated iron oxide.
    {Shell marble} contains fossil shells.
    {Statuary marble} is a pure, white, fine-grained kind,
       including Parian (from Paros) and Carrara marble. If
       coarsely granular it is called saccharoidal.
    2. 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.
    3. 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.
    Note: Marble is also much used in self-explaining compounds;
          when used figuratively in compounds it commonly means,
          hard, cold, destitute of compassion or feeling; as,
          marble-breasted, marble-faced, marble-hearted.
  2. \Mar"ble\, a.
    1. Made of, or resembling, marble; as, a marble mantel;
       marble paper.
    2. Cold; hard; unfeeling; as, a marble breast or heart.
  3. \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.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are polishing marble, represents your enduring efforts and perseverance.
Easton Bible Dictionary

as a mineral, consists of carbonate of lime, its texture varying from the highly crystalline to the compact. In Esther 1:6 there are four Hebrew words which are rendered marble:, (1.) Shesh, "pillars of marble." But this word probably designates dark-blue limestone rather than marble. (2.) Dar, some regard as Parian marble. It is here rendered "white marble." But nothing is certainly known of it. (3.) Bahat, "red marble," probably the verd-antique or half-porphyry of Egypt. (4.) Sohareth, "black marble," probably some spotted variety of marble. "The marble pillars and tesserae of various colours of the palace at Susa came doubtless from Persia itself, where marble of various colours is found, especially in the province of Hamadan Susiana." The marble of Solomon's architectural works may have been limestone from near Jerusalem, or from Lebanon, or possibly white marble from Arabia. Herod employed Parian marble in the temple, and marble columns still exist in great abundance at Jerusalem.

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