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marquee

mar·quee

(mär-kē′)
n.
1. A rooflike structure, often bearing a signboard, projecting over an entrance, as to a theater or hotel. Also called marquise.
2. A large tent, often with open sides, used chiefly for outdoor entertainment.
adj.
Exceptionally popular or skilled: The team is hoping to sign a marquee player.

[Early Modern English, large tent with open sides, back-formation from French marquise, marquise (probably with final (z)-sound taken in English as the English plural ending -s), from marquise, marchioness (also used attributively to describe things considered splendid or elegant), feminine of marquis, marquis; see marquise.]

marquee

(mɑːˈkiː)
n
1. (Architecture) a large tent used for entertainment, exhibition, etc
2. (Architecture) chiefly Also called: marquise US and Canadian a canopy over the entrance to a theatre, hotel, etc
3. (modifier) chiefly US and Canadian celebrated or pre-eminent: a marquee player.
[C17 (originally an officer's tent): invented singular form of marquise, erroneously taken to be plural]

mar•quee

(mɑrˈki)

n.
1. a projecting structure over the entrance to a building, esp. a theater or hotel.
2. a large outdoor tent for sheltering a party or reception.
adj.
3. superlative; headlining: a marquee basketball player.
[1680–90; assumed singular of marquise, taken as pl.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.marquee - large and often sumptuous tentmarquee - large and often sumptuous tent  
collapsible shelter, tent - a portable shelter (usually of canvas stretched over supporting poles and fastened to the ground with ropes and pegs); "he pitched his tent near the creek"
2.marquee - permanent canopy over an entrance of a hotel etc.marquee - permanent canopy over an entrance of a hotel etc.
canopy - a covering (usually of cloth) that serves as a roof to shelter an area from the weather
Translations
طُنْف: خَيْمَه واسِعَه
velký stan
festtelt
juhlatelttavalintatyökalu
sátor: nagy sátor
stórt hátíîatjald
didelė palapinė
liela telts
veľký stan
büyük çadır

marquee

[mɑːˈkiː] N (esp Brit) (= tent) → carpa f; (open-sided) → entoldado m (US) (over doorway) → marquesina f

marquee

[mɑːrˈkiː] nchapiteau m

marquee

n
Festzelt nt
(US: of theatre etc) → Vordach nt, → Canopy nt; his name’s on all the marqueessein Name ist auf allen Anzeigetafeln zu sehen

marquee

[mɑːˈkiː] ngrande tenda, padiglione m

marquee

(maːˈkiː) noun
a very large tent used for circuses, parties etc. They hired a marquee for their party.
References in classic literature ?
The aged group, under care of sons or daughters, themselves worn and grey, passed on along the least-winding carriage-road towards the house, where a special table was prepared for them; while the Poyser party wisely struck across the grass under the shade of the great trees, but not out of view of the house-front, with its sloping lawn and flower-beds, or of the pretty striped marquee at the edge of the lawn, standing at right angles with two larger marquees on each side of the open green space where the games were to be played.
I want to tell my mother what a splendid throne you've prepared for her under the marquee.
In the centre of this vast assemblage the lists seemed but a narrow strip of green marked out with banners and streamers, while a gleam of white with a flutter of pennons at either end showed where the marquees were pitched which served as the dressing-rooms of the combatants.
The wickets were pitched, and so were a couple of marquees for the rest and refreshment of the contending parties.
You had better step into the marquee, I think, Sir,' said one very stout gentleman, whose body and legs looked like half a gigantic roll of flannel, elevated on a couple of inflated pillow-cases.
Come, friends, let us move our station, and in such fashion, too, as will throw the cunning of a Mingo on a wrong scent, or our scalps will be drying in the wind in front of Montcalm's marquee, ag'in this hour to-morrow.
As I hinted before, this whalebone marquee was never pitched except in port; and on board the Pequod, for thirty years, the order to strike the tent was well known to be the next thing to heaving up the anchor.
Lord Winter's tent was pitched by the side of the royal marquee, a kind of corridor communicating between the two.
Other prints, and afterwards some paintings, were sold to leading Middlemarchers who had come with a special desire for them, and there was a more active movement of the audience in and out; some, who had bought what they wanted, going away, others coming in either quite newly or from a temporary visit to the refreshments which were spread under the marquee on the lawn.
He chose to go under the marquee to get a glass of water, being hot and thirsty: it was empty of other visitors, and he asked the woman in attendance to fetch him some fresh water; but before she was well gone he was annoyed to see entering the florid stranger who had stared at him.
Sedley to her husband; and that night in a conversation which took place in a front room in the second floor, in a sort of tent, hung round with chintz of a rich and fantastic India pattern, and double with calico of a tender rose-colour; in the interior of which species of marquee was a featherbed, on which were two pillows, on which were two round red faces, one in a laced nightcap, and one in a simple cotton one, ending in a tassel--in a CURTAIN LECTURE, I say, Mrs.
The new trend-setting vogue of holding the marriage ceremonies at makeshift premises of Marquees is perhaps the most-satisfying answer to people's diverse requirements for a marriage ceremony.