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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mar·ble /ˈmɑrbəl/
 大理石,石彈,彫刻品(a.)大理石的,冷酷無情的,堅硬的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mar·ble n.
 1. A massive, compact limestone; a variety of calcite, capable of being polished and used for architectural and ornamental purposes. The color varies from white to black, being sometimes yellow, red, and green, and frequently beautifully veined or clouded. The name is also given to other rocks of like use and appearance, as serpentine or verd antique marble, and less properly to polished porphyry, granite, etc.
 Note:Breccia marble consists of limestone fragments cemented together.
 Ruin marble, when polished, shows forms resembling ruins, due to disseminated iron oxide.
 Shell marble contains fossil shells.
 Statuary marble is a pure, white, fine-grained kind, including Parian (from Paros) and Carrara marble. If coarsely granular it is called saccharoidal.
 2. A thing made of, or resembling, marble, as a work of art, or record, in marble; or, in the plural, a collection of such works; as, the Arundel or Arundelian marbles; the Elgin marbles.
 3. A little ball of glass, marble, porcelain, or of some other hard substance, used as a plaything by children; or, in the plural, a child's game played with marbles.
 Note:Marble is also much used in self-explaining compounds; when used figuratively in compounds it commonly means, hard, cold, destitute of compassion or feeling; as, marble-breasted, marble-faced, marble-hearted.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mar·ble, a.
 1. Made of, or resembling, marble; as, a marble mantel; marble paper.
 2. Cold; hard; unfeeling; as, a marble breast or heart.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mar·ble, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Marbled p. pr. & vb. n. Marbling ]  To stain or vein like marble; to variegate in color; as, to marble the edges of a book, or the surface of paper.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 marble
      n 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
      v : paint or stain like marble; "marble paper"

From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

 Marble
    as a mineral, consists of carbonate of lime, its texture varying
    from the highly crystalline to the compact. In Esther 1:6 there
    are four Hebrew words which are rendered marble:, (1.) Shesh,
    "pillars of marble." But this word probably designates dark-blue
    limestone rather than marble. (2.) Dar, some regard as Parian
    marble. It is here rendered "white marble." But nothing is
    certainly known of it. (3.) Bahat, "red marble," probably the
    verd-antique or half-porphyry of Egypt. (4.) Sohareth, "black
    marble," probably some spotted variety of marble. "The marble
    pillars and tesserae of various colours of the palace at Susa
    came doubtless from Persia itself, where marble of various
    colours is found, especially in the province of Hamadan
    Susiana." The marble of Solomon's architectural works may have
    been limestone from near Jerusalem, or from Lebanon, or possibly
    white marble from Arabia. Herod employed Parian marble in the
    temple, and marble columns still exist in great abundance at
    Jerusalem.