AskDefine | Define marquee

Dictionary Definition

marquee

Noun

1 large and often sumptuous tent [syn: pavilion]
2 permanent canopy over an entrance of a hotel etc. [syn: marquise]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From marquise.

Noun

  1. A large tent used for outdoors entertainment
  2. A projecting canopy over an entrance, especially one with a sign whose letters move from right to left
  3. In graphical editing software, a special selection tool, used to highlight a portion of an image.
    Rectangular Marquee Tool

Extensive Definition

The word marquee can refer to several things:
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