Definition of Marquis

1. Noun. Humorist who wrote about the imaginary life of cockroaches (1878-1937).

Exact synonyms: Don Marquis, Donald Robert Perry Marquis
Generic synonyms: Humorist, Humourist



2. Noun. Nobleman (in various countries) ranking above a count.
Exact synonyms: Marquess
Generic synonyms: Lord, Noble, Nobleman

Definition of Marquis

1. n. A nobleman in England, France, and Germany, of a rank next below that of duke. Originally, the marquis was an officer whose duty was to guard the marches or frontiers of the kingdom. The office has ceased, and the name is now a mere title conferred by patent.

Definition of Marquis

1. Noun. A nobleman in England, France, and Germany, of a rank next below that of duke, but above a count. Originally, the marquis was an officer whose duty was to guard the marches or frontiers of the kingdom. The office has ceased, and the name is now a mere title conferred by patent. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Marquis

1. a European nobleman [n -ES]

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Literary usage of Marquis

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1. Marion Fay: A Novel by Anthony Trollope (1882)
"CHAPTER I. THE marquis OF KINGSBURY. WHEN Mr. Lionel Trafford went into Parliament for the Borough of Wednesbury as an advanced Radical, it nearly broke the ..."

2. Who's who by Henry Robert Addison, Charles Henry Oakes, William John Lawson, Douglas Brooke Wheelton Sladen (1897)
"Kennedy, Lord Alexander, 2nd s. of 2nd marquis of Ailsa ... 4 Onslow Crescent, SW Kennedy, Lord Charles, 2nd s. of 3rd marquis of Ailsa ; b. 1875. ..."

3. History of Spanish Literature by George Ticknor (1849)
"111 the latter part of his life, the fame of the marquis of Santillana was spread very widely. Juan de Mena says, that men came from foreign countries ..."

4. The American Historical Review by American Historical Association (1903)
"Always skeptical, the marquis added by way of comment, " I am watching and keep my hands off." ' The letters of the two years that follow contain no ..."

5. The Works of Washington Irving by Washington Irving (1861)
"THE marquis Lafayette at this time commanded the advance guard of "Washington's army, composed of six battalions of light infantry. ..."

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