Origin of marquee
Examples from the Web for marquee
I was going to ask if you had nerves about opening on Broadway without a marquee name.Nigel Lythgoe on How to Save Reality TV, ‘On the Town,’ and ‘Brokeback Ballroom’|Kevin Fallon|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It turned out that Steven Spielberg—and other marquee names—had beaten me to it.There’s Nothing Wrong—and a Lot That’s Right—About Copying Other Artists|Malcolm Jones|January 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It is four years since the Republicans have won a marquee race in Virginia, and now both Virginia senators are Democrats.
Cruz quickly became the marquee candidate for the Senate Conservatives Fund and later Senate Conservatives Action.Ted Cruz’s Fake Fight Against Obamacare Is Making Millions|Patricia Murphy|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Eastwood, who was supposed to be the warm-up act for Marco Rubio introducing Romney, wound up with marquee billing.Clint Eastwood Hijacks Mitt Romney’s Moment at the GOP Convention|Howard Kurtz|August 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
"The only thing is, I can't exactly remember what a marquee is like," he said.The Mysterious Shin Shira|George Edward Farrow
They took him up to the marquee of the Surgeon of the Division.Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals|William H. Armstrong
We walked out into the darkness and made for our own marquee.Combed Out|Fritz August Voigt
Then Bindle strove to explain the composite tragedy of the missing field-kitchen and marquee, to say nothing of the bishop.Mrs. Bindle|Hebert Jenkins
In the center is an officer's marquee with an eagle, wings spread, perched on top.American Military Insignia 1800-1851|J. Duncan Campbell and Edgar M. Howell.
British Dictionary definitions for marquee
Word Origin for marquee
Word Origin and History for marquee
1680s, "large tent," from French marquise (mistaken in English as a plural) "linen canopy placed over an officer's tent to distinguish it from others,' " fem. of marquis (see marquis), and perhaps indicating "a place suitable for a marquis." Sense of "canopy over the entrance to a hotel or theater, etc." first recorded 1912 in American English.