Definitions

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

  • noun The wife or widow of a marquis.
  • noun Used as a title for a marquise.
  • noun A finger ring set with a pointed oval stone or cluster of pointed oval stones.
  • noun A pointed oval shape of a gem.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In France, the wife of a marquis; a marchioness.
  • noun A small parasol or sunshade, usually of silk and often trimmed with lace, in use about 1850.
  • noun 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.
  • noun 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.
  • noun Same as marquee.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The wife of a marquis; a marchioness.

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

  • noun A marchioness, especially one who is French
  • noun A marquee
  • noun jewelry An oval cut diamond with pointed ends
  • noun A canopy, usually of glass, set as a shelter over a door opening onto a terrace or pavement

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

  • noun a noblewoman ranking below a duchess and above a countess
  • noun permanent canopy over an entrance of a hotel etc.

Etymologies

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

[French, feminine of marquis, marquis; see marquis.]

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From French marquise

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  • Or the spawn of 50 ('fiddy') cent.

    March 8, 2008