from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A city of southeast France on an arm of the Mediterranean Sea west-northwest of Toulon. The oldest city of France, it was founded c. 600 B.C. by Greeks from Asia Minor and overrun by barbarian tribes in the 5th and 6th centuries A.D. Marseille became independent in the 13th century and passed to France in 1481. Today it is an industrial center and a major seaport. Population: 821,000.

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  • proper n. Alternative spelling of Marseilles.

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


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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, 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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

    The Crescent and the Tricolor

  • Another photo taken in Marseille, the Le Panier quarter, in December 2007. gribouillé par outre mesure le ronrons étiquettes: amis, ma petite moi-même, musique, photo à moi, planning, tricotage

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  • Another photo I took in Marseille, Le Panier, in December 2007.

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  • The photo, of the Hospice de la Vieille Charité in Marseille, was taken on a December 2007 afternoon of magical light.

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  • I took the photo in Marseille, in the wonderful Le Panier quarter, in December 2007.

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