Associations to the word «Marble»


MARBLE, noun. (uncountable) A rock of crystalline limestone.
MARBLE, noun. (countable) A small spherical ball of rock, glass, ceramic or metal used in children's games.
MARBLE, verb. (transitive) 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.
MARBLE, verb. (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.
MARBLE, verb. (transitive) To cause meat, usually beef, pork, or lamb, to be interlaced with fat so that its appearance resembles that of marble.
MARBLE, verb. (intransitive) (of meat, especially beef) To become interlaced with fat.
MARBLE, adjective. Made of, or resembling, marble.
MARBLE, adjective. (figurative) Cold; hard; unfeeling.
MARBLE CAKE, noun. A cake with two or more colors of ingredients which gives a marble pattern to the interior of the cake.
MARBLE CAKES, noun. Plural of marble cake
MARBLE CHEESE, noun. A white and orange, mild, hard cheese usually made from two different varieties of cheese. Common cheeses used include cheddar, Colby cheese and Monterey Jack.
MARBLE ORCHARD, noun. (slang) A cemetery.
MARBLE ORCHARDS, noun. Plural of marble orchard

Dictionary definition

MARBLE, noun. A hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish; used for sculpture and as building material.
MARBLE, noun. A small ball of glass that is used in various games.
MARBLE, noun. A sculpture carved from marble.
MARBLE, verb. Paint or stain like marble; "marble paper".

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