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Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.
Alexis Carrel

Meaning of "marble" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MARBLE

Via Old French from Latin marmor, from Greek marmaros, related to Greek marmairein to gleam.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MARBLE

marble  [ˈmɑːbəl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MARBLE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Marble is a verb and can also act as a noun and an adjective.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb marble in English.

WHAT DOES MARBLE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Marble

Marble is a non-foliated metamorphic rock composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals, most commonly calcite or dolomite. Geologists use the term "marble" to refer to metamorphosed limestone; however, stonemasons use the term more broadly to encompass unmetamorphosed limestone. Marble is commonly used for sculpture and as a building material.

Definition of marble in the English dictionary

The first definition of marble in the dictionary is a hard crystalline metamorphic rock resulting from the recrystallization of a limestone: takes a high polish and is used for building and sculpture. Other definition of marble is a block or work of art of marble. Marble is also a small round glass or stone ball used in playing marbles.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO MARBLE

PRESENT

Present
I marble
you marble
he/she/it marbles
we marble
you marble
they marble
Present continuous
I am marbling
you are marbling
he/she/it is marbling
we are marbling
you are marbling
they are marbling
Present perfect
I have marbled
you have marbled
he/she/it has marbled
we have marbled
you have marbled
they have marbled
Present perfect continuous
I have been marbling
you have been marbling
he/she/it has been marbling
we have been marbling
you have been marbling
they have been marbling
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I marbled
you marbled
he/she/it marbled
we marbled
you marbled
they marbled
Past continuous
I was marbling
you were marbling
he/she/it was marbling
we were marbling
you were marbling
they were marbling
Past perfect
I had marbled
you had marbled
he/she/it had marbled
we had marbled
you had marbled
they had marbled
Past perfect continuous
I had been marbling
you had been marbling
he/she/it had been marbling
we had been marbling
you had been marbling
they had been marbling
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will marble
you will marble
he/she/it will marble
we will marble
you will marble
they will marble
Future continuous
I will be marbling
you will be marbling
he/she/it will be marbling
we will be marbling
you will be marbling
they will be marbling
Future perfect
I will have marbled
you will have marbled
he/she/it will have marbled
we will have marbled
you will have marbled
they will have marbled
Future perfect continuous
I will have been marbling
you will have been marbling
he/she/it will have been marbling
we will have been marbling
you will have been marbling
they will have been marbling
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would marble
you would marble
he/she/it would marble
we would marble
you would marble
they would marble
Conditional continuous
I would be marbling
you would be marbling
he/she/it would be marbling
we would be marbling
you would be marbling
they would be marbling
Conditional perfect
I would have marble
you would have marble
he/she/it would have marble
we would have marble
you would have marble
they would have marble
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been marbling
you would have been marbling
he/she/it would have been marbling
we would have been marbling
you would have been marbling
they would have been marbling
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you marble
we let´s marble
you marble
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to marble
Past participle
marbled
Present Participle
marbling
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MARBLE


barbal
ˈbɑːbəl
barbel
ˈbɑːbəl
bauble
ˈbɔːbəl
bubal
ˈbjuːbəl
burble
ˈbɜːbəl
corbeil
ˈkɔːbəl
corbeille
ˈkɔːbəl
corbel
ˈkɔːbəl
enfeeble
ɪnˈfiːbəl
feeble
ˈfiːbəl
garble
ˈɡɑːbəl
herbal
ˈhɜːbəl
nebel
ˈniːbəl
nonverbal
nɒnˈvɜːbəl
rouble
ˈruːbəl
rubel
ˈruːbəl
ruble
ˈruːbəl
Schnabel
ˈʃnɑːbəl
tubal
ˈtjuːbəl
verbal
ˈvɜːbəl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MARBLE

marathon
marathon group
marathon runner
marathoner
marathoning
maraud
marauder
marauding
maravedi
Marbella
marble cake
marble quarry
marbled
marbled white
marbleize
marbler
marbles
marblewood
marbling
marbly

WORDS THAT END LIKE MARBLE

able
accessible
affordable
applicable
at the double
available
cable
comfortable
compatible
double
emmarble
enable
ensemble
expandable
flexible
horrible
jirble
pass in one´s marble
Purbeck marble
warble

Synonyms and antonyms of marble in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «marble» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MARBLE

Find out the translation of marble to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of marble from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «marble» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

大理石
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

mármol
570 millions of speakers

English

marble
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

संगमरमर
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

رُخَامٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мрамор
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

mármore
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মার্বেল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

marbre
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Marmar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Marmor
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

大理石
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

대리석
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Marmer
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

đá cẩm thạch
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பளிங்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

संगमरवरी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

bilye
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

marmo
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

marmur
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мармур
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

marmură
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μάρμαρο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

marmer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

marmor
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

marmor
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of marble

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MARBLE»

The term «marble» is very widely used and occupies the 9.064 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MARBLE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about marble

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10 QUOTES WITH «MARBLE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word marble.
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Joseph Addison
What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to the soul.
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Augustus
I found Rome a city of bricks and left it a city of marble.
3
Maeve Binchy
As a memorial, I'd like a statue. Not of me, but a little modern statue, in marble or bronze, maybe of a bird, in a park where children could play and people going by could see it. On it, I'd just like it to say: 'Maeve Binchy, storyteller' and people could look at the name and remember that they'd seen it somewhere else.
4
Louise Bogan
Your work is carved out of agony as a statue is carved out of marble.
5
Phillips Brooks
Life comes before literature, as the material always comes before the work. The hills are full of marble before the world blooms with statues.
6
William C. Bryant
A sculptor wields The chisel, and the stricken marble grows To beauty.
7
Candace Bushnell
I'm the kind of person who would have liked to have lived at the Plaza. I love crystal chandeliers and gold leaf, velvets and mirrors, Oriental rugs and marble.
8
Alexis Carrel
Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor.
9
Camille Claudel
You find me at work; excuse the dust on my blouse. I sculpt my marble myself.
10
Doris Duke
In my Indian bedroom, the carved, cut-out marble jalis, or screens, which were formerly used by Indian princes to keep their wives from other eyes, have a new purpose: they are not only decorations, but a means of security, for they can be locked without shutting off the air.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MARBLE»

Discover the use of marble in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to marble and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Marble: Art Historical and Scientific Perspectives on ...
In sixteen essays, prominent art historians, sculptors, scientists, and conservators discuss ancient marble sculpture. The essays are based on a symposium held at the J. Paul Getty Museum in April 1988.
J. Paul Getty Museum, 1991
2
The Clay Marble
In the late 1970s twelve-year-old Dara joins a refugee camp in war-torn Cambodia and becomes separated from her family.
Minfong Ho, 1992
3
Marble Past, Monumental Present: Building With Antiquities ...
The book argues that marble-rich sites and cities around this lake were linked at various times and in varying degrees by trade, pilgrimage, war and diplomacy, as well as by the imperatives of religion - Venice to Alexandria, Damascus to ...
Michael Greenhalgh, 2009
4
Adam and the Magic Marble
Two boys with Tourette syndrome find a magic marble that can cure their disorder but decide that their friend with cerebral palsy needs the marble more than they do.
Adam Buehrens, Carol Buehrens, 1991
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Classical Marble: Geochemistry, Technology, Trade
Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Marble in Ancient Greece and Rome: Geology, Quarries, Commerce, Artifacts, II Ciocco, Lucca, Italy, May 9-13, 1988
N. Herz, Marc Waelkens, 1988
6
Marble Mountain: A Vietnam Memoir
They truly sparkled as shining examples othe Marine Corps's promise of "a few good men." This book should be required reading for all Americans, and its timing could make it a bestseller.
Bud Willis, 2010
7
Washington Heights, Inwood, and Marble Hill
The history of Washington Heights, Inwood, and Marble Hill is interesting not only because the communities played a major role in the American Revolution but because of their cultural and educational institutions and residents whose culture ...
James Renner, 2007
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Beneath a Marble Sky
In Beneath a Marble Sky, Princess Jahanara tells the story of how the Taj Mahal came to be, and describes her own life as an agent in its creation and as a witness to the fateful events surrounding its completion.
John Shors, 2010
9
Courtiers of the Marble Palace: The Rise and Influence of ...
"--Lawrence Baum, Ohio State University "This long-awaited book fills a huge gap in Supreme Court scholarship; information about Supreme Court clerks has heretofore been only patchy and anecdotal.
Todd C. Peppers, 2006
10
Making Marble-Action Games, Gadgets, Mazes and Contraptions: ...
Contains ten detailed, illustrated instructions for making intricate woodworking projects for games, gadgets, mazes, and other contraptions.
Alan Bridgewater, Gill Bridgewater, 1999

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MARBLE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term marble is used in the context of the following news items.
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The new Blue Marble: Earth like you've never seen it before ... sort of …
The first Blue Marble, a photograph snapped from space of the planet Earth in its entirety, was first released in 1972 by the crew of the Apollo ... «Christian Science Monitor, Jul 15»
2
Famed Marble Hill affordable housing complex gets makeover - NY …
It's a Marble Hill makeover. Investors who bought a crumbling affordable housing complex in the Upper Manhattan neighborhood two years ... «New York Daily News, Jul 15»
3
Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC Advises Architectural Granite …
Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC Advises Architectural Granite & Marble, Inc. on its Recapitalization with Trive Capital ... «PR Newswire, Jul 15»
4
Marble Falls officer in July 4 boat crash on the mend
AUSTIN — Doctors have transferred a Marble Falls police captain involved in a July 4 boat crash into a physical rehabilitation program, officials ... «The River Cities Sunday Tribune, Jul 15»
5
Marble Falls chamber seeks volunteers for LakeFest
MARBLE FALLS — The start of preparations for LakeFest means a call for volunteers to help with the event. The 24th annual liquid-mile races ... «The River Cities Sunday Tribune, Jul 15»
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Rocket launch propels Marble Falls aeroscience students
Marble Falls High School students Connor White (left), Tyler Taber, Marshall Jett and Eric Avalos as well as aeroscience teacher Randy Guffey ... «The River Cities Sunday Tribune, Jul 15»
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Upping The Luxury Level With A Marble iPhone 6 Case - Forbes
There is no doubt that a marble foyer or flooring is a sign of luxury and can give a home its own singular look, but how about a marble case for ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
8
Marble going through growing pains
Nestled at the foot of the West Elks near headwaters of the Crystal River, Marble is home to fewer than 200 full-time residents willing to accept ... «Aspen Daily News, Jul 15»
9
Over 50 people stuck in mid-air on Marble Arch ferris wheel - News …
A pop-up ferris wheel in Marble Arch broke on Sunday evening leaving over 50 people, including 26 children, stuck hundreds of feet above the ... «London24, Jul 15»
10
A marble slab inscription invoking a goddess sheds light on …
A marble slab with an inscription to the goddess Demeter, which gives vital clues to the last ruling kings of ancient Thrace before Rome ... «Ancient Origins, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Marble [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/marble>. Sep 2023 ».
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