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ma·quis

 (mă-kē′)
n. pl. maquis
1. An area covered by a dense growth of chiefly evergreen shrubs and small trees, characteristic of Mediterranean coastal regions.
2. Maquis
a. A member of the French underground organization that fought against the German occupation forces during World War II; a member of the Resistance. Also called Maquisard.
b. This French underground organization.

[French, from Italian macchie, pl. of macchia, thicket, spot; see maquette.]

maquis

(mɑːˈkiː)
n, pl -quis (-ˈkiː)
1. (Plants) shrubby mostly evergreen vegetation found in coastal regions of the Mediterranean: includes myrtles, heaths, arbutus, cork oak, and ilex
2. (Historical Terms) (often capital)
a. the French underground movement that fought against the German occupying forces in World War II
b. a member of this movement
3. (Military) (often capital)
a. the French underground movement that fought against the German occupying forces in World War II
b. a member of this movement
[C20: from French, from Italian macchia thicket, from Latin macula spot]

ma•quis

(mɑˈki, mæ-)

n., pl. -quis (-ˈkiz, -ˈki)
1. (often cap.) a French underground movement resisting the Nazi occupation of France in World War II.
2. a member of this movement.
[1940–45; < French < Italian (dial.) macchie, pl. of macchia scrub < Latin macula spot]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.maquis - a guerrilla fighter in the French underground in World War IIMaquis - a guerrilla fighter in the French underground in World War II
Maquis - the French underground that fought against the German occupation in World War II
guerilla, guerrilla, irregular, insurgent - a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
2.maquis - the French underground that fought against the German occupation in World War IIMaquis - the French underground that fought against the German occupation in World War II
underground, resistance - a secret group organized to overthrow a government or occupation force
Maquis, Maquisard - a guerrilla fighter in the French underground in World War II
Translations

maquis

n
the Maquisder Maquis (französische Widerstandsbewegung im Zweiten Weltkrieg)
(Bot) → Macchia f
References in classic literature ?
This is why - because in Corsica your dead will not leave you alone - Dominic's brother had to go into the MAQUIS, into the bush on the wild mountain-side, to dodge the gendarmes for the insignificant remainder of his life, and Dominic had charge of his nephew with a mission to make a man of him.
Devant les maquis et autres buvettes, on peut observer des portraits geants de l'artiste et des jeunes gens vetus dans des accoutrements a l'image de l'artiste defunt.
Et d'ajouter : [beaucoup moins que]Notre objectif principal est la protection des personnes et des biens notamment les habitants a l'interieur des maquis ainsi que les poulaillers et autres etables.[beaucoup plus grand que] L'officier s'est ainsi felicite de la protection de 120 habitations lors du feu de foret a El Kaf Lahmar.
Contract notice: project management contract (moe) - construction 25 rental housing - buildings r + 2 - avenue maquis de l~oisons - pont de claix
Yet, despite due attention to such kaleidoscopic complexity, he also develops important and original general insights, for instance concerning the maquis (guerrillas) around 1960, which, although studied and restudied, still retain many riddles due to the suddenness of their explosion and the continual shifts of the groups involved over a relatively brief period.
La segunda parte, sobre "Escrituras de la resistencia", estudia unas obras literarias que, durante la dictadura, o ya con la democracia, hicieron del maquis su tema central.
Formed into three-person teams, comprised of American, Bridsh, and French service members, the Jedburghs began parachuting into France just prior to D-Day in order to organize, equip, and train the various French resistance groups, the Maquis, in guerrilla warfare.
Shortly after parachuting, Fahrenwald was met by Maquis French resistance movement members.
La memoria de los maquis. Miradas sobre la guerrilla antifranquista.
Evoquant, par ailleurs, le cas de son rival Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas qui [beaucoup moins que]siege a l'Assemblee et qui vaque tranquillement a ses occupations[beaucoup plus grand que], le president Sassou Nguessou ne trouve aucune justification au choix fait par le pasteur Ntumi de rejoindre le maquis et de basculer dans une [beaucoup moins que] violence aveugle[beaucoup plus grand que].
L'emir de l'organisation Daech en Tunisie, le denomme Iskander Fouih, dont le nom de maquis est [beaucoup moins que]Abou al-Barraa[beaucoup plus grand que] a ete capture par les unites de la Garde nationale.
UTV, 8pm (Not STV) NATURE Provence has a landscape renowned for lavender and olive groves, but Ray is interested in the scrubland known as the Maquis or the Garrigue.