Definitions of marquee

  1. permanent canopy over an entrance of a hotel etc.
  2. A large field tent; esp., one adapted to the use of an officer of high rank.
  3. A large field tent for outdoor entertainments.
  4. A large field- tent.

Usage examples for marquee

  1. McKay was marched out of the marquee, still under the escort of Cossacks. – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  2. Obedient to the signal, the greater part of the soldiers assembled in front of the marquee of the commander, near the centre of the encampment. – The Old Bell Of Independence; Or, Philadelphia In 1776 by Henry C. Watson
  3. " There ought to be a marquee like we had at the choir treat," said Fidge. – The Mysterious Shin Shira by George Edward Farrow
  4. A monster marquee was erected on the most commanding site in the fine domain, and decorated gaily with the flags of all nations. – Tales of the Toys, Told by Themselves by Frances Freeling Broderip
  5. " I want to see how the men are getting on with the marquee. – The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
  6. The transition had been effected, at the expense of dramatic interest, but to the obvious triumph of social observances; and to Justine, after all, regaining at his side the group about the marquee, the interest was not so much diminished as shifted to the no less suggestive problem of studying the friend of her youth in the unexpected character of John Amherst's wife. – The Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton
  7. But the band is striking up; we must adjourn to the marquee. – Kenelm Chillingly, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  8. Its general aspect, certain minor details, and sometimes an accompanying inscription, permit us to recognize in it the marquee or pavilion of the king. – A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1 by Georges Perrot Charles Chipiez
  9. The girls again put on their wet slippers, and the next moment they found themselves inside a large marquee, with a boarded floor, where a magnificent feast was prepared at the farther end. – Girls of the Forest by L. T. Meade
  10. My first parade in a S. C. A. marquee was not only well attended but was also marked by much of hallowed influence. – With the Guards' Brigade from Bloemfontein to Koomati Poort and Back by Edward P. Lowry
  11. That she is to give me up her house and garden for a garden party, and I am to ask my friends; and it is to be a dance as well, for we shall ask the people to have supper at eight o'clock or so; and then we shall have a marquee- and the garden all lighted up- do you see? – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  12. There ensued a short conflict of words, before his feeble flutter of resistance was borne down by a resolute Miss Gaines who, as she swept him back to the marquee, cried out to Amherst that her mother was asking for him too; and then Justine had time to observe that her remaining companion had no intention of responding to his hostess's appeal. – The Fruit of the Tree by Edith Wharton
  13. Breakfast was not yet over before the men came to put up the marquee. – The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield
  14. A large marquee is provided, and a worthy lady, the incarnation of the British matron, sees to it that the curtains are properly drawn and that inquisitive small boys keep their distance. – The Automobilist Abroad by M. F. (Milburg Francisco) Mansfield
  15. He turned with the words, moved away to the window, and looked forth at the now deserted marquee. – The Bars of Iron by Ethel May Dell
  16. As we turned the angle of a rising ground, a hearty cheer greeted us, and we beheld in front of an old ordnance marquee a party of some fifty fellows engaged in all the pleasing duties of the cuisine. – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever
  17. " No, but a marquee would certainly be more comfortable," said Shin Shira. – The Mysterious Shin Shira by George Edward Farrow
  18. In the hollow of the park hard by, stood the ample marquee in which his poorer neighbours were presently to feed; gossip had it that Sir Robert was already at work rebuilding his political influence. – Chippinge Borough by Stanley J. Weyman
  19. But that sounded so fearfully affected that she was ashamed, and stammered like a little girl, " Oh- er- have you come- is it about the marquee?" – The Garden Party by Katherine Mansfield