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1. a large tent used for entertainment, exhibition, etc.
2. Chiefly US and Canadian a canopy over the entrance to a theatre, hotel, etc.


A permanent projecting roof-like shelter over an entrance to a building, often displaying information about performances.

marquee, marquise

A permanent roof-like shelter over an entrance to a building.
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But the marquee, which has been used for weddings and parties, remained standing well into 2013.
au provides an extensive array of corporate tents and marquees for rent or sale.
Matlub Hussain raked in PS60,000 by holding functions in a marquee which should have been removed from his Gables Hotel in Old Damson Lane, Solihull, a court decided.
But as this could take at least two years to plan and develop, managers Jackie Wray and Amanda Wray-Ward have applied to continue using the marquee.
It's impossible," said civil servant Essam Abdel-Moaz, 38, while waiting outside a marquee in el-Umrania, Giza.
The theme of the Emirates marquee at Flemington is based on the old Russian city St Petersburg, with the marquee being modelled on the famous Catherine Palace, reports the Herald Sun.
Watkins Hire provided three 500kW chillers to keep the 110m x 40m marquee at the required temperature along with seven 150kW air handling units, all sited outside the marquee.
Emirates Spices Up the 'Birdcage' India Announced as the Theme of Emirates' Melbourne Cup Marquee Vibrant colours; cosmopolitan culture and the rich heritage of India will fill the famed social hotspot of the 'Birdcage' at this year's Melbourne Cup Carnival in Australia; with this diverse and alluring country being announced as the theme for this year's Emirates marquee.
We need help refurbishing the lighting on the marquee," said Strand owner Tena Zapantis.
Matthew Faizey set up the firm in January 2006 and recently received the royal seal of approval after winning the contract to build a marquee at Birmingham Children's Hospital for the visit of the Earl of Wessex.
Agent Salary Range: WNBA with marquee players: $50,000-$150,000
In an indication that labor markets are stronger, two businesses used a marquee in order to announce "help wanted.