Marble definitions

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Made or consisting of marble.
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Like marble in some way; hard, cold, smooth, white, etc., or streaked, mottled, etc.
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Composed of metamorphic rock.

A marble hearth.

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A hard, crystalline or granular, metamorphic limestone, white or variously colored and sometimes streaked or mottled, which can take a high polish: it is much used in building and sculpture.
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Resembling metamorphic rock in consistency, texture, venation, color, or coldness.
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Anything resembling or suggesting marble in hardness, smoothness, coldness, coloration, etc.
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Something resembling or suggesting metamorphic rock, as in being very hard, smooth, or cold.

A heart of marble; a brow of marble.

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A marbled pattern; marbling.
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Common sense; sanity.

Completely lost his marbles after the stock market crash.

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Mental soundness; sanity; wits.

To lose one's marbles.

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Marbling.
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To stain or color (book edges) to look mottled or streaked like marble.
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To mottle and streak (paper, for example) with colors and veins in imitation of marble.
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(uncountable) A rock of crystalline limestone.
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Made of, or resembling, marble.

A marble mantel; marble paper.

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A metamorphic rock consisting primarily of calcite and dolomite. Marble is formed by the metamorphism of limestone. Although it is usually white to gray in color, it often has irregularly colored marks due to the presence of impurities such as silica and clay. Marble is used especially in sculpture and as a building material.
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(countable) A small spherical ball of rock, glass, ceramic or metal used in children's games.
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(figuratively) Cold; hard; unfeeling.

A marble heart.

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To cause (something to have) the streaked or swirled appearance of certain types of marble, for example by mixing viscous ingredients incompletely, or by applying paint or other colorants unevenly.
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(intransitive) To get the streaked or swirled appearance of certain types of marble, for example due to the incomplete mixing of viscous ingredients, or the uneven application of paint or other colorants.
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To cause meat, usually beef, pork, or lamb, to be interlaced with fat so that its appearance resembles that of marble.
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(intransitive, of meat, especially beef) To become interlaced with fat.
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Origin of marble

From Anglo-Norman and Old French marbre, from Latin marmor, from Ancient Greek μάρμαρος (marmaros), perhaps related to μαρμάρεος (marmareos, “gleaming"). Much of the early classical marble came from the 'Marmaris' sea above the Aegean. The forms from French replaced Old English marma, which had previously been borrowed from Latin.