verb (used with object), mar·bled, mar·bling.
Origin of marble
Related formsmar·bler, nounun·mar·bled, adjective
Definition for marble (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for marble
He rests lavishly, depicted in a marble sarcophagus that stares up for eternity at the carved depictions of his life story.
A civilian named Richard Gabrielle was trapped under a pile of marble, but alive during those last minutes.
“Expansion favors everyone,” added the 79-year-old Tuscan, who started off as a bookkeeper in a marble firm in 1955.
Carrara marble has been quarried as far back as Roman times and was used by emperors for massive monuments like the Rome Pantheon.
Perhaps the general did not cultivate his fame as “The Marble Man,” but he earned it.
Then they stepped from the pile of marble blocks, and passed quietly away.The Mark of the Beast|Sidney Watson
The marks will become more distinct if the marble is rubbed with a little vermilion.Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf|Jane H. Newell
Thus, every column would contain one hundred and ten tons of marble, besides base and capital!Ruins of Ancient Cities (Vol. I of II)|Charles Bucke
What long leaps the little birds took across the snow, which looked like a marble pavement with fairies dancing upon it!Our Bird Comrades|Leander S. (Leander Sylvester) Keyser
The fora and atria were overcrowded with bronze and marble statues and groups.A Manual of the Historical Development of Art|G. G. (Gustavus George) Zerffi
British Dictionary definitions for marble
- a hard crystalline metamorphic rock resulting from the recrystallization of a limestone: takes a high polish and is used for building and sculpture
- (as modifier)a marble bust Related adjective: marmoreal
Derived Formsmarbled, adjectivemarbler, nounmarbly, adjective
Word Origin for marble
Science definitions for marble
Idioms and Phrases with marble
see have all one's buttons (marbles).