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Definition of Marquee

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tent or canopy set up for a reception or a social function (British); awning over the entrance of a building such as a hotel or theatre (American); sign over the entrance of a theater that lists the current attraction; screen message that scrolls constantly, text that scrolls onscreen
Marquee Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
A large field tent; esp., one adapted to the use of an officer of high rank.
  
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marquee
\mar*quee"\ (?), n. [f. marquise, misunderstood as a plural; prob. orig., tent of the marchioness. see marquis.] a large field tent; esp., one adapted to the use of an officer of high rank. [written also markee.]
marquee
n
1. large and often sumptuous tent [syn: pavilion]


2. permanent canopy over an entrance of a hotel etc. [syn: marquise]



WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. large and often sumptuous tent
(synonym) pavilion
(hypernym) tent, collapsible shelter
2. permanent canopy over an entrance of a hotel etc.
(synonym) marquise
(hypernym) canopy
Marquee Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Marquee Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Internet Glossary
(1) On web pages, a scrolling area of text. Starting with Version 2, Microsoft Internet Explorer supports a special <MARQUEE> tag for creating these areas. Netscape Navigator, however, does not support this tag. You can also create marquees with Java applets and Dynamic HTML.
(2) In graphics software, a sizable and movable frame that identifies a selected portion of a bit-mapped image. The marquee frame can be rectangular in shape or, in some cases, irregular. A lasso tool, for example, enables you to select all contiguous portions of an image that share the same color.

The marquee frame is usually displayed with a flashing dashed line. In fact, that explains the origin of the name, since the dashed lines look a little like the flashing lights around a theater entrance, which is also called a marquee.

Marquee Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Marquee may refer to:
  • Marquee (sign), a sign placed over the entrance to a hotel or theatre or a sign that displays messages such as those used in front of churches and schools. Marquees are also used to illuminate the name of an arcade game at the top of its cabinet.
  • Marquee (tent), a large tent, generally used as a temporary building
  • "Marquee", a song by Superchunk from their 1997 album Indoor Living
  • Marquee element, an HTML tag that makes text scroll across the page as if on a marquee
  • Marquee Cinemas, a movie theater chain in the United States
  • Marquee Club, commonly called The Marquee, a rock club in London
  • Marquee player, a player in the Australian A-League whose salary is exempt from capping
  • Marquee selection or Marching ants, an animation technique often found in selection tools of computer graphics programs
  • Marquee Theatre, a concert venue in Tempe, Arizona, United States

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