from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See marchioness.
- n. See marquee.
- n. A finger ring set with a pointed oval stone or cluster of pointed oval stones.
- n. A pointed oval shape of a gem.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A marchioness, especially one who is French
- n. A marquee
- n. An oval cut diamond with pointed ends
- n. A canopy, usually of glass, set as a shelter over a door opening onto a terrace or pavement
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The wife of a marquis; a marchioness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In France, the wife of a marquis; a marchioness.
- n. A small parasol or sunshade, usually of silk and often trimmed with lace, in use about 1850.
- n. In gem-cutting, an ellipsoidal double-pointed form of cut which has been used extensively for diamonds and the more brilliant stones, although many of the common stones, such as amethysts, etc., are now cut in this way. Also called navette.
- n. A light shelter over an entrance doorway: usually carried on brackets or cantalivers, more rarely on slender posts. The roofing itself is often of glass.
- n. Same as marquee.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a noblewoman ranking below a duchess and above a countess
- n. permanent canopy over an entrance of a hotel etc.
French, feminine of marquis, marquis; see marquis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French marquise (Wiktionary)