Marble is a very hard rock that's a particular type of limestone. Fancy lobbies (and even bathrooms) are often lined with marble.

Marble's unique qualities make it a popular stone for artists and kitchen designers alike — the white stone statues you find in most museums, some of them dating back to ancient Greece and Rome, are carved from white marble. High-end kitchen counters are often made from polished slabs of darker colored marble. A single marble is a glass ball swirled with marble-like colors, and "to marble" is to paint with similar swirls and whorls.

Definitions of marble

n a hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish; used for sculpture and as building material

verd antique, verde antique
a dark green impure marble
Type of:
rock, stone
material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust

n a sculpture carved from marble

Type of:
a three-dimensional work of plastic art

n a small ball of glass that is used in various games

shooter, taw
a large marble used for shooting in the game of marbles
Type of:
round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games

v paint or stain like marble

marble paper”
Type of:
color with a liquid dye or tint

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