Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • A city of southeast France on the Gulf of Lion west-northwest of Toulon. The oldest city of France, it was founded c. 600 BC by Greeks from Asia Minor and overrun by Germanic tribes in the 5th and 6th centuries AD. Marseille became independent in the 1200s and passed to France in 1481. Today it is an industrial center and a major seaport.

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  • proper noun Alternative spelling of Marseilles.

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  • noun strong cotton fabric with a raised pattern; used for bedspreads
  • noun a port city in southeastern France on the Mediterranean

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Examples

  • MARSEILLE, France (AFP) - Marseille centre-back Stephane Mbia had still not turned up for his club's pre-season training camp in south-west France on Tuesday, angry club directors revealed.

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  • MARSEILLE (AFP) - France's Michael Llodra beat his compatriot and doubles partner Julien Benneteau 6-3, 6-4 in the final of the Open 13 tournament in Marseille on Sunday.

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  • MARSEILLE (AFP) - France's Michael Llodra beat his compatriot and doubles partner Julien Benneteau 6-3, 6-4 in the final of the Open 13 tournament in Marseille on Sunday.

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  • MARSEILLE (AFP) - France's Michael Llodra beat his compatriot and doubles partner Julien Benneteau 6-3, 6-4 in the final of the Open 13 tournament in Marseille on Sunday.

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  • MARSEILLE (AFP) - France's Michael Llodra beat his compatriot and doubles partner Julien Benneteau 6-3, 6-4 in the final of the Open 13 tournament in Marseille on Sunday.

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  • MARSEILLE: A first-half goal from Gabriel Heinze vaulted Marseille back into the French title race on Friday, securing a 1-0 win at the Stade Velodrome over Paris St Germain.

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  • MARSEILLE: The French football match between Marseille and Paris Saint Germain was postponed yesterday after players contracted swine flu (H1N1), the French Football League announced.

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  • MARSEILLE, France (AFP) - AC Milan left their mediocre form in Italy's Serie A well behind them to beat Marseille 2-1 at the Stade Velodrome and strike a first blow in their Champions League group C on Tuesday.

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  • The top employer in Marseille is the national government, with 14,000 workers.

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  • The top employer in Marseille is the national government, with 14,000 workers.

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