Obsolete. seizure by way of reprisal or retaliation.
a product model or type, as of a luxury or racing car.
a city in SE coastal Texas.
a brand of product, esp of a car
an emblem or nameplate used to identify a product, esp a car
See letter of marque
“seizure by way of reprisal,” mid-15c., in letters of marque “official permission to capture enemy merchant ships,” from Anglo-French mark (mid-14c.), via Old French from Old Provençal marca “reprisal,” from marcar “seize as a pledge, mark,” probably from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German marchon “delimit, mark;” see mark (n.1)), but the sense evolution is difficult.
[mahr-kee] /mɑrˈki/ noun 1. a tall rooflike projection above a theater entrance, usually containing the name of a currently featured play or film and its stars. 2. a rooflike shelter, as of glass, projecting above an outer door and over a sidewalk or a terrace. 3. Also, marquess, marquise. British. a large tent or tentlike […]
[mahr-key-zuh n, -suh n] /mɑrˈkeɪ zən, -sən/ noun 1. a Polynesian native of the . 2. the Polynesian language of the . adjective 3. of, relating to, or characteristic of the , the Marquesans, or their language. /mɑːˈkeɪzən; -sən/ adjective 1. of or relating to the Marquesas Islands or their inhabitants noun 2. a native […]
[mahr-key-zuh z, -suh z, -suh s] /mɑrˈkeɪ zəz, -səz, -səs/ plural noun 1. a group of French islands in the S Pacific. 480 sq. mi. (1245 sq. km). /mɑːˈkeɪsæs/ plural noun 1. a group of volcanic islands in the S Pacific, in French Polynesia. Pop: 8712 (2002). Area: 1287 sq km (497 sq miles) French […]
[mahr-kwis] /ˈmɑr kwɪs/ noun, British. 1. (def 3). 2. . /ˈmɑːkwɪs/ noun 1. (in the British Isles) a nobleman ranking between a duke and an earl 2. See marquis