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Mar·seille

also Mar·seilles  (mär-sā′)
A city of southeast France on the Gulf of Lion west-northwest of Toulon. The oldest city of France, it was founded c. 600 bc by Greeks from Asia Minor and overrun by Germanic tribes in the 5th and 6th centuries ad. Marseille became independent in the 1200s and passed to France in 1481. Today it is an industrial center and a major seaport.

mar•seilles

(mɑrˈseɪlz)

n. (sometimes cap.)
a thick cotton fabric woven with an embossed effect.
[1755–65; after Marseilles]

Mar•seilles

(mɑrˈseɪ)

n.
a seaport in SE France, on the Gulf of Lions. 1,110,511. French, Mar•seille (marˈsɛ yə)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marseilles - a port city in southeastern France on the MediterraneanMarseilles - a port city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean
France, French Republic - a republic in western Europe; the largest country wholly in Europe
Translations
Marselis
Marseille
Marsylia
Marsilia

Marseilles

[mɑːˈseɪlz] NMarsella f

Marseilles

[mɑːrˈseɪ] nMarseille

Marseilles

nMarseille nt

Marseilles

[mɑːˈseɪlz] nMarsiglia
References in classic literature ?
Why, look at one of them prisoners in the bottom dungeon of the Castle Deef, in the harbor of Marseilles, that dug himself out that way; how long was HE at it, you reckon?
Out of these deep surrounding shades rose high, and glared white, the piled-up mattresses and pillows of the bed, spread with a snowy Marseilles counterpane.
Business had taken Herbert on a journey to Marseilles.
Immediately, and according to custom, the ramparts of Fort Saint-Jean were covered with spectators; it is always an event at Marseilles for a ship to come into port, especially when this ship, like the Pharaon, has been built, rigged, and laden at the old Phocee docks, and belongs to an owner of the city.
Scarcely was the captain's breath out of his body when he assumed the command without consulting any one, and he caused us to lose a day and a half at the Island of Elba, instead of making for Marseilles direct.
Fouquet, who is prodigal, I could recite, figure by figure, all the money that is spent in France from Marseilles to Cherbourg.
Thus equipped, he summons Herrera and Tinsley, his pupils, to the final demonstration as calmly as though he were ordering his flighter for some mid-day journey to Marseilles.
This, his first great adventure, as he calls it, begins in Marseilles.
From Gibraltar, running along the coasts of Spain and France, Marseilles will be reached in three days.
A week later I heard by chance that Strickland had gone to Marseilles.
I do not know why my delight in those tragedies did not send me to the volume of his plays, which was all the time in the bookcase at home, but I seem not to have thought of it, and rapt as I was in them I am not sure that they gave me greater pleasure, or seemed at all finer, than "Rollo," "The Wife," "The Stranger," "Barbarossa," "The Miser of Marseilles," and the rest of the melodramas, comedies, and farces which I saw at that time.
Thirty years ago, Marseilles lay burning in the sun, one day.