I. noun Etymology: modification of French marquise, literally, marchioness Date: 1690 1. chiefly British a large tent set up for an outdoor party, reception, or exhibition 2. a. a permanent canopy often of metal and glass projecting over an entrance (as of a hotel or theater) b. a sign usually over the entrance of a theater or arena that displays the names of featured attractions and principal performers II. adjective Date: 1946 having or associated with the name recognition and attraction of one whose name appears on a marquee ; big-name, star <
marquee athletes
marquee events

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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