Definitions

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

  • noun A large tent, often with open sides, used chiefly for outdoor entertainment.
  • noun A rooflike structure, often bearing a signboard, projecting over an entrance, as to a theater or hotel.
  • adjective Exceptionally popular or skilled.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A large field tent; esp., one adapted to the use of an officer of high rank.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun UK, New Zealand A large tent with open sides, used for outdoors entertainment.
  • noun US A projecting canopy over an entrance, especially one with a sign that displays the name of the establishment or other information of it.
  • noun US By generalization, used for lights that turn on and off in sequence, or scrolling text, as these are common elements on a marquee.
  • noun Internet A banner on a web page displaying text that scrolls horizontally.
  • noun computing In graphical editing software, a special selection tool, used to highlight a portion of an image.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun large and often sumptuous tent
  • noun permanent canopy over an entrance of a hotel etc.

Etymologies

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

[French marquise, marquise, marquee; see marquise.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From marquise, from French marquise. Ultimately from same root as march ("border country"), margin ("edge").

Examples

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  • SUPER-SLOW TENNIS MATCH

    October 5, 2007

  • BREAKING NEWS: ARBY LOVES THE MARQUEE TAG

    October 5, 2007

  • Too bad you can't reverse marquee - OR CAN YOU??? *dun dun DUN*

    Signed, too lazy to Google

    October 5, 2007

  • HA! Oh yes you can, sirrah

    I can FEEL Uselessness cringing from here.

    ETA: Because I know you're all dying to know how I did it, here's the link:

    http://www.draac.com/marquee.html

    October 5, 2007

  • I think it's hilarious that you know me so well. I've been more than cringing since oroboros' initial blink post, and now you've just pushed me

    OVER THE EDGE!!

    October 5, 2007

  • Ha ha! It cracks me up how much you hate it. And I know most smrt people do! From this website on "sensible design":

    "The dreaded blink tag is a sign that well-travelled web surfers take as 'avoid this page - the person that wrote it just learned HTML from a bubble gum wrapper.'"

    October 5, 2007

  • I'm feeling stabby again.

    October 5, 2007

  • I'm starting to feel your stabbiness, seanahan.

    October 5, 2007

  • *looks around innocently*

    October 5, 2007

  • Jeez y'all!! Everybody's gotta start somewhere...(for me it was on Wordie rather than Bubblegum HTML) hope you don't feel like once you've reached the peak of HTML and other suchlike stuff, you wanna pull the ladder up? Methinks youse doth protest toot much? No? Just a thought...

    October 5, 2007