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From French marquise


marquise (plural marquises)

  1. A marchioness, especially one who is French
    • 2009 February 14, Emine Saner, “'She was a mass of contradictions - we all are'”, The Guardian:
      In 1986, she appeared in the stage adaptation of Les Liaisons Dangereuse opposite Alan Rickman, playing the manipulative marquise [] .
  2. A marquee
  3. (jewelry) An oval cut diamond with pointed ends
  4. A canopy, usually of glass, set as a shelter over a door opening onto a terrace or pavement
    • 1907, Robert Chambers, chapter 1/2, The Younger Set[1]:
      The house was a big elaborate limestone affair, evidently new. Winter sunshine sparkled on lace-hung casement, on glass marquise, and the burnished bronze foliations of grille and door.



Feminine of marquis


marquise f (plural marquises)

  1. a marchioness, a member of foreign nobility
  2. a type of finger-ring
  3. (archaic) marquee