Definition of Marquette

1. Noun. French missionary who accompanied Louis Joliet in exploring the upper Mississippi River valley (1637-1675).

2. Noun. A town on Lake Superior on the Upper Peninsula in northwest Michigan.
Generic synonyms: Town
Group relationships: Great Lakes State, Mi, Michigan, Wolverine State

Lexicographical Neighbors of Marquette

Maronite Christian
Maronite Christians
Maronite Church
Maroon Spirit
Maroteaux-Lamy syndrome
Marquesas Islands
Marquette (current term)
Marquis' reagent
Marquis de Lafayette
Marquis de Laplace
Marquis de Sade
Marquise de Maintenon
Marquise de Montespan
Marquise de Pompdour

Literary usage of Marquette

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

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The fate of Jogues and of Rene Goupil did not deter men like Marquette. ... Marquette, like all the missionary priests of his Society, held that it was his ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"There is extant a long letter from his pen in which Marquette gives some ... But Marquette was yearning for other conquests among the tribes which inhabited ..."

3. The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: Travels and Explorations of the by Reuben Gold Thwaites, Jesuits (1900)
"Recit du second voyage et de la mort du P. Jacques Marquette ; [Quebec, 1677] SOURCES : Thèse documents are published by us from the original MSS. by ..."

4. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1885)
"One of these routes extended from Père Marquette to Flint, both in that State. Early in the year 1857, the Flint and Père Marquette Railroad Company was ..."

5. The Principles of Economic Geology by William Harvey Emmons (1918)
"Marquette District, Michigan.2—The Marquette district extends from Marquette, ... The principal towns in the district are Marquette, Ishpeming, Negaunee, ..."

6. A History of the American People by Woodrow Wilson (1917)
"THE DISCOVERY OF THE MISSISSIPPI BY PERE Marquette, 1673 It was in 1673 that ... The famous "Relation" of Father Marquette has been utilized by the late ..."

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