American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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.
- n. UK, New Zealand A large tent with open sides, used for outdoors entertainment.
- n. US A projecting canopy over an entrance, especially one with a sign that displays the name of the establishment or other information of it.
- n. US By generalization, used for lights that turn on and off in sequence, or scrolling text, as these are common elements on a marquee.
- n. Internet A banner on a web page displaying text that scrolls horizontally.
- n. computing In graphical editing software, a special selection tool, used to highlight a portion of an image.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A large field tent; esp., one adapted to the use of an officer of high rank.
- n. large and often sumptuous tent
- n. permanent canopy over an entrance of a hotel etc.
- From marquise, from French marquise. Ultimately from same root as march ("border country"), margin ("edge"). (Wiktionary)
- French marquise, marquise, marquee; see marquise. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Certain marquee guys affect the play and effort of the rest of their defense.”
“The Lusty Lady, the famous peepshow club on 1rst with the endlessly entertaining marquee, is closing.”
“On the main marquee of these Games, they have been overshadowed by other individuals.”
“Frustration in marquee events is familiar to Stewart, who endured an agonizing decade of near-misses in Indy cars and stock cars at Indianapolis Motor Speedway before finally conquering the track in the '05 Allstate 400.”
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“TUCHMAN (voice-over): This principal believes he these words he put on the word marquee: "The price of greatness is responsibility.”
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“` ` This is progress, what I call a marquee win, '' said SMU coach Phil Bennett, who improved to 7-30 since giving up a solid career as a defensive coordinator at Big 12 schools and gambling that he could turn around this downtrodden program.”
“Earlier, Harry joined guests in the VIP "marquee" - a fancy white tent where lunch tables for 10 overlooking the field went for as much as $50,000.”
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