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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a projecting structure over the entrance to a building, esp. a theater or hotel.

    Category: Architecture

  2. a large outdoor tent for sheltering a party or reception.

    Category: British

  3. (adj.)superlative; headlining:

    a marquee basketball player.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of marquee:

1680–90; assumed sing. of marquise , taken as pl.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pavilion, marquee(noun)

    large and often sumptuous tent

  2. marquee, marquise(noun)

    permanent canopy over an entrance of a hotel etc.


  1. marquee(Noun)

    A large tent with open sides, used for outdoors entertainment.

  2. marquee(Noun)

    A projecting canopy over an entrance, especially one with a sign that displays the name of the establishment or other information of it.

  3. marquee(Noun)

    By generalization, used for lights that turn on and off in sequence, or scrolling text, as these are common elements on a marquee.

  4. marquee(Noun)

    A banner on a web page displaying text that scrolls horizontally.

  5. marquee(Noun)

    In graphical editing software, a special selection tool, used to highlight a portion of an image.

    Rectangular Marquee Tool

  6. Origin: From marquise, from marquise. Ultimately from same root as march#Etymology 2, margin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Marquee(noun)

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


  1. Marquee

    A marquee is most commonly a structure placed over the entrance to a hotel or theatre. It has signage stating either the name of the establishment or, in the case of theatres, the play or movie and the artist appearing at that venue. The marquee is often identifiable by a surrounding cache of light bulbs, usually yellow or white, that flash intermittently or as chasing lights.


  1. Marquee

    Marquee is an easy to use, flexible platform that’s perfect for telling stories. At the heart of Marquee is an easy to use authoring tool that makes adding content as simple as dragging and dropping files onto a page. The content is fully responsive, and optimized to look great on any device.The platform is designed to be flexible to scale to meet the needs of content producers of any size - from individuals up to large organizations. Content is stored as structured data, rather than templates, to ensure that content will always work on any device. In essence, content published on Marquee is future-proof.Marquee is a 2012 TechStars NYC company.

Translations for marquee

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a very large tent used for circuses, parties etc

They hired a marquee for their party.

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