sign (sense 2).
selection (sense 5).
From marquise, from French marquise. Ultimately from same root as march (“border country”), margin (“edge”).
marquee (plural marquees)
- (Britain, New Zealand) A large tent with open sides, used for outdoors entertainment.
- (US) A projecting canopy over an entrance, especially one with a sign that displays the name of the establishment or other information of it.
- (US, by generalization) Lights that turn on and off in sequence, or scrolling text, as these are common elements on a marquee.
- Synonyms: chase lights, chaser lights
- (Internet) A banner on a web page displaying text that scrolls horizontally.
- (computing) In graphical editing software, a special selection tool, used to highlight a portion of an image.
- Synonyms: marching ants
Rectangular Marquee Tool
marquee (not comparable)
- Most famous; preeminent.
2012, Joe Tiller, Tiller: Not Your Average Joe, ISBN 1613215215:
- Without adoubt, Brees was a marquee player.
2013, Vince Gennaro, Diamond Dollars: The Economics of Winning in Baseball, ISBN 1310496307, page 96:
- Even after a marquee player is traded, he can have a lasting impact on the franchise for which he made his mark.
2013, Kim Williams, Jennifer Laing, & Warwick Frost, Fashion, Design and Events, ISBN 1136238883, page 89:
- Fashion Week is a marquee event providing a consolidated platform for the display of high-quality designer fashion.
2014, Jordan St. John, Lost Breweries of Toronto, ISBN 1625851995:
- The marquee product was his Salvador lager beer, which, he claimed in the advertising material from the first decade of the twentieth century, was Canada's most famous brew.