A blank movie theater marquee.
The definition of a marquee is a sign outside or above a theatre that is often lighted.
An example of a marquee is a sign outside a theater that tells passersby what is playing.
- Chiefly Brit. a large tent with open sides, esp. one used for some outdoor entertainment
- a projecting, rooflike structure or sign over the entrance to a theater or other entertainment venue advertising information about current or upcoming attractions
Origin of marqueefalse singular from French marquise (misunderstood as plural ), an awning, canopy over an officer's tent, literally , marquise: reason for name uncertain
Informal so well-known or well-publicized as to attract large audiences: a marquee event, marquee ballplayer
- A large tent, often with open sides, used chiefly for outdoor entertainment.
- A rooflike structure, often bearing a signboard, projecting over an entrance, as to a theater or hotel. Also called marquise .
Exceptionally popular or skilled: The team is hoping to sign a marquee player.
Origin of marqueeFrench marquise marquise, marquee ; see marquise .
- (UK, 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, used for lights that turn on and off in sequence, or scrolling text, as these are common elements on a marquee.
- (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.
- Rectangular Marquee Tool