(Ma*raud") v. i. [imp. & p. p. Marauded; p. pr. & vb. n. Marauding.] [F. marauder, fr. maraud
vagabond, OF. marault; of uncertain origin, perh. for malault, fr. (assumed) LL. malaldus; fr. L. malus
bad, ill + a suffix of German origin Cf. Malice.] To rove in quest of plunder; to make an excursion for
booty; to plunder. "Marauding hosts." Milman.
(Ma*raud"), n. An excursion for plundering.
(Ma*raud`er) n. [From Maraud, v.: cf. F. maraudeur.] A rover in quest of booty or plunder; a
plunderer; one who pillages. De Quincey.
(Mar`a*ve"di) n. [Sp. maravedí; so called from the Morabitin an Arabian dynasty which
reigned in Africa and Spain. Cf. Marabout.] (Numis.) A small copper coin of Spain, equal to three
mils American money, less than a farthing sterling. Also, an ancient Spanish gold coin.
(Mar"ble) n. [OE. marbel, marbre, F. marbre, L. marmor, fr. Gr. ma`rmaros, fr. marmai`rein
to sparkle, flash. Cf. Marmoreal.]
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.
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 marble, or of some other hard substance, used as a plaything by children; or, in the
plural, a child's game played with marbles.
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-
1. Made of, or resembling, marble; as, a marble mantel; marble paper.
2. Cold; hard; unfeeling; as, a marble breast or heart.
(Mar"ble), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Marbled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Marbling ] [Cf. F. marbrer. See Marble,
n.] To stain or vein like marble; to variegate in color; as, to marble the edges of a book, or the surface