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
  1. noun
    a hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish; used for sculpture and as building material
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    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
  2. noun
    a sculpture carved from marble
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    type of:
    a three-dimensional work of plastic art
  3. noun
    a small ball of glass that is used in various games
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    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
  4. verb
    paint or stain like marble
    marble paper”
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    type of:
    color with a liquid dye or tint
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