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