- the French Republic, personified as a woman.
- a female given name.
Examples from the Web for marianne
Her old sister, Marianne, had showed up to her polling place wearing a black skirt, black top, and black heels.Meet Gina Raimondo, the Only Democratic Star of 2014
November 6, 2014
David Bowie, Ronnie Wood, and Marianne Faithfull were regulars at the Rainbow Room, a restaurant on the fifth floor.Barbara Hulanicki, Queen of Fast Fashion
October 15, 2014
Marianne Stewart of Cedar Falls needed repeated prodding to recall that she had caucused for Santorum.Rick Santorum Is Kinda Coming Back for 2016
August 12, 2014
California congressional candidate and New Age guru Marianne Williamson is funding her campaign with some very unusual donors.The Political Candidate Backed By A “Son Of God” And An End Of Life Doula
May 28, 2014
During their weekly massage sessions, Marianne constantly rips into her ex-husband—whom Eva discovers is none other than Albert.Julia Louis-Dreyfus On ‘Enough Said,’ James Gandolfini’s Last Leading Role
September 9, 2013
After a spell of silence she inquired, "And is my good cousin Marianne quite well?"
Mathieu and Marianne thereupon recognized the Lepailleurs, the people of the mill.
Mathieu slowly seated Marianne on the low broad parapet once more.
But there was quite another side to their idyl, and Marianne mentioned it to her husband.
Marianne leant over the cradle which was near her, beside the bed.
- a female figure personifying the French republic after the Revolution (1789)
Word Origin and History for marianne
fem. proper name, from French, a variant of Marian; sometimes anglicized as Mary Anne. Name of a republican secret society formed in France in 1851, hence "personification of the French Republic."