[mahr-key-zuh z, -suh z, -suh s] /mɑrˈkeɪ zəz, -səz, -səs/
a group of French islands in the S Pacific. 480 sq. mi. (1245 sq. km).
a group of volcanic islands in the S Pacific, in French Polynesia. Pop: 8712 (2002). Area: 1287 sq km (497 sq miles) French name Îles Marquises (il markiz)
[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
/ˈmɑːkwɪzɪt/ noun 1. (in the British Isles) the dignity, rank, or position of a marquess; marquisate
[mahr-ki-tree] /ˈmɑr kɪ tri/ noun, plural marquetries. 1. inlaid work of variously colored woods or other materials, especially in furniture. /ˈmɑːkɪtrɪ/ noun (pl) -quetries, -queteries 1. a pattern of inlaid veneers of wood, brass, ivory, etc, fitted together to form a picture or design, used chiefly as ornamentation in furniture Compare parquetry n. 1560s, from […]
[mahr-ket; for 1 also French mar-ket] /mɑrˈkɛt; for 1 also French marˈkɛt/ noun 1. Jacques [zhahk] /ʒɑk/ (Show IPA), (“Père Marquette”) 1637–75, French Jesuit missionary and explorer in America. 2. a city in N Michigan, on Lake Superior. /mɑːˈkɛt/ noun 1. Jacques (ʒak), known as Père Marquette. 1637–75, French Jesuit missionary and explorer, with Louis […]