Meaning of marrow


Pronunciation: (mar'ō), [key]
— n.
  1. a soft, fatty, vascular tissue in the interior cavities of bones that is a major site of blood cell production.
  2. the inmost or essential part: to pierce to the marrow of a problem.
  3. strength or vitality: Fear took the marrow out of him.
  4. rich and nutritious food.
  5. See


Pronunciation: (mar'ōScot.mar'&schwa), [key]
— n. Scot. and North Eng.
  1. a partner; fellow worker.
  2. a spouse; helpmate.
  3. a companion; close friend.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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