Definition of Marquee

1. Noun. Large and often sumptuous tent.

Exact synonyms: Pavilion
Generic synonyms: Collapsible Shelter, Tent



2. Noun. Permanent canopy over an entrance of a hotel etc..
Exact synonyms: Marquise
Generic synonyms: Canopy

Definition of Marquee

1. n. A large field tent; esp., one adapted to the use of an officer of high rank.

Definition of Marquee

1. Noun. (British NZ) A large tent with open sides, used for outdoors entertainment. ¹

2. Noun. (American English) A projecting canopy over an entrance, especially one with a sign that displays the name of the establishment or other information of it. ¹

3. Noun. (American English) By generalization, used for lights that turn on and off in sequence, or scrolling text, as these are common elements on a marquee. ¹

4. Noun. (Internet) A banner on a web page displaying text that scrolls horizontally. ¹

5. Noun. (computing) In graphical editing software, a special selection tool, used to highlight a portion of an image. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Marquee

1. a rooflike structure projecting over an entrance [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Marquee

marooner
marooners
marooning
maroonish
maroons
maropitant
maroquin
maroquins
maror
marors
marouflage
marplot
marplots
marproof
marque
marquee (current term)
marquees
marques
marquess
marquessate
marquessates
marquesses
marqueterie
marqueteries
marquetries
marquetry
marquis
marquisate
marquisates
marquisdom

Literary usage of Marquee

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1. The Invasion of the Crimea: Its Origin and an Account of Its Progress Down by Alexander William Kinglake (1863)
"Lord Raglan in liis marquee. time, giving tender care to the sufferers. Yet of the sunlight of that day there were nearly two hours remaining. ..."

2. Historical Records of New South Wales by Frank Murcott Bladen (1892)
"I have lived in a marquee since I arrived here, and am likely to continue it much longer. We have labor'd incessantly since we arrived here to raise all ..."

3. Through the Mackenzie Basin: A Narrative of the Athabasca and Peace River by Charles Mair, Roderick Ross MacFarlane (1908)
"The " scrip tent," as it was called, a large marquee fitted up as an office, had been pitched with the other tents when the camp was made ..."

4. Report of the Trial of Brig. General William Hull, Commanding the North by James Grant Forbes (1824)
"Before this he had seen the British officers and American officer* at th* marquee, and that I also bad been there. That it was about three quarters of an ..."

5. The Imperial Yeomanry Hospitals in South Africa, 1900-1902 by Imperial Yeomanry Hospitals Committee, Georgiana Spencer-Churchill Curzon Howe (1902)
"Med. officer's servant Bell tent Ditto Ditto Ditto Tent by store Tent hy store Tent by dairy marquee liy staff cookhouse Ditto Sergeants' hell tent Bell ..."

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