Definition of Marseilles

1. Noun. A port city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean.

Exact synonyms: Marseille
Generic synonyms: City, Metropolis, Urban Center, Port
Group relationships: France, French Republic

Definition of Marseilles

1. n. A general term for certain kinds of fabrics, which are formed of two series of threads interlacing each other, thus forming double cloth, quilted in the loom; -- so named because first made in Marseilles, France.

Definition of Marseilles

1. Proper noun. City in France, capital of the department Bouches-du-Rhône. ¹

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Definition of Marseilles

1. marseille [n] - See also: marseille

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Marseilles

Marrubium vulgare
Mars Express
Mars Rover
Mars bar parties
Mars brown
Marseilles fever
Marshal Saxe
Marshal Tito
Marshall's method
Marshall's oblique vein
Marshall's vestigial fold
Marshall-Marchetti test
Marshall Islander
Marshall Islands

Literary usage of Marseilles

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1882)
"Co., marseilles, and oblige your friend and obedient servant. George D'Wolf. Agreed to, James D'Wolf, Jr. and I request you to honor his bills to that ..."

2. Greece: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm), Karl Baedeker (1894)
"In the alternate weeks another steamer of this company leaves marseilles for ... marseilles, see Baedeker's Northern Italy. The voyage from marseilles to ..."

3. Southern France, Including Corsica: Handbook for Travellers by Karl Baedeker (Firm) (1902)
"From marseilles to Ventimiglia (Italy). 162 M. RAILWAY in 6V2-iO hr«. ... marseilles, see p. 448. — The line, at first at some distance from the sea, ..."

4. A Subject Index of the Modern Works Added to the Library of the British British Museum Dept. of Printed Books, George Knottesford Fortescue by British Museum Dept. of Printed Books, George Knottesford Fortescue (1891)
"marseilles. Discours de la prise de Marseille, 18 Février 1596. pp.30. Paris, 1884. 8°. ... Journal of the Great Plague of marseilles, 1720. pp. 79. ..."

5. History of the Commune of 1871 by Lissagaray (1886)
"The clubs, playing a great part in the ardent life of marseilles, were at once thronged. ... Gambetta owed him his election at marseilles under the Empire. ..."

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