marbles meaning

  "marbles" in a sentence
Noun: marbles  maa(r)bulz
  1. A children's game played with little balls made of a hard substance (as glass) 
  2. The basic human power of intelligent thought and perception
    "he still had all his marbles and was in full possession of a lively mind"
    - wits
Noun: marble  maa(r)bul
  1. A hard crystalline metamorphic rock that takes a high polish; used for sculpture and as building material 
  2. A small ball of glass that is used in various games 
  3. A sculpture carved from marble
Verb: marble  maa(r)bul
  1. Paint or stain like marble
    "marble paper"

See also: marbleize, marmoreal

Type of: ball, child's game, intelligence, rock, sculpture, stain, stone

Encyclopedia: Marble, CO Marble, Alice Marble Marble, Minnesota Marble, MN Marble, Colorado


<jargon> (From the mainstream "lost his marbles") The minimum needed to build your way further up some hierarchy of tools or abstractions. After a bad system crash, you need to determine if the machine has enough marbles to come up on its own, or enough marbles to allow a rebuild from backups, or if you need to rebuild from scratch. "This compiler doesn't even have enough marbles to compile hello, world."


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  1. do they have marble tables and chairs?
  2. marble busts all looked like a cemetery.
  3. the marble sculpture is a masterpiece.
  4. marble will front the building.
  5. he looked vaguely up the marble staircase.

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