from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A large tent, often with open sides, used chiefly for outdoor entertainment.
- n. A rooflike structure, often bearing a signboard, projecting over an entrance, as to a theater or hotel. Also called marquise.
- adj. Being an athlete of exceptional skill and popularity: The team is hoping to sign a marquee player.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A large tent with open sides, used for outdoors entertainment.
- n. A projecting canopy over an entrance, especially one with a sign that displays the name of the establishment or other information of it.
- n. By generalization, used for lights that turn on and off in sequence, or scrolling text, as these are common elements on a marquee.
- n. A banner on a web page displaying text that scrolls horizontally.
- n. In graphical editing software, a special selection tool, used to highlight a portion of an image.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A large field tent; esp., one adapted to the use of an officer of high rank.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tent of unusual size and elaborateness; an officer's field-tent; hence, a large tent or wooden structure erected for a temporary purpose, such as to accommodate a dinner-party on some public occasion.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large and often sumptuous tent
- n. permanent canopy over an entrance of a hotel etc.
French marquise, marquise, marquee; see marquise.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From marquise, from French marquise. Ultimately from same root as march ("border country"), margin ("edge"). (Wiktionary)