[mahr-kwis, mahr-kee; French mar-kee] /ˈmɑr kwɪs, mɑrˈki; French marˈki/
noun, plural marquises [mahr-kwi-siz] /ˈmɑr kwɪ sɪz/ (Show IPA), marquis
[mahr-keez; French mar-kee] /mɑrˈkiz; French marˈki/ (Show IPA)
a nobleman ranking next below a duke and above an earl or count.
[mahr-kwis] /ˈmɑr kwɪs/
Don(ald Robert Perry) 1878–1937, U.S. humorist and poet.
/ˈmɑːkwɪs; mɑːˈkiː; French marki/
noun (pl) -quises, -quis
(in various countries) a nobleman ranking above a count, corresponding to a British marquess. The title of marquis is often used in place of that of marquess
Don(ald Robert Perry). 1878–1937, US humorist; author of archy and mehitabel (1927)
also marquess, c.1300, title of nobility, from Old French marchis, literally “ruler of a border area,” from Old French marche “frontier,” from Medieval Latin marca “frontier, frontier territory” (see march (n.1)). Originally the ruler of border territories in various European regions (e.g. Italian marchese, Spanish marqués); later a mere title of rank, below duke and above count. Related: Marquisate.
[mahr-kwuh-zit] /ˈmɑr kwə zɪt/ noun 1. the rank of a marquis. 2. the territory ruled by a marquis or a margrave. /ˈmɑːkwɪzɪt/ noun 1. the rank or dignity of a marquis 2. the domain of a marquis
- Marquis de lafayette
[laf-ee-et, laf-ey-, lah-fee-, -fey-; for 1 also French la-fa-yet] /ˌlæf iˈɛt, ˌlæf eɪ-, ˌlɑ fi-, -feɪ-; for 1 also French la faˈyɛt/ noun 1. Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier [ma-ree zhaw-zef pawl eev rawk zheel-ber dy maw-tyey] /maˈri ʒɔˈzɛf pɔl iv rɔk ʒilˈbɛr dü mɔˈtyeɪ/ (Show IPA), Marquis de. Also, . 1757–1834, […]
[mahr-keez; French mar-keez] /mɑrˈkiz; French marˈkiz/ noun, plural marquises [mahr-kee-ziz; French mar-keez] /mɑrˈki zɪz; French marˈkiz/ (Show IPA) 1. the wife or widow of a marquis. 2. a lady holding the rank equal to that of a marquis. 3. Jewelry. 4. (often used with a plural verb) British. (def 3). 5. Also called marquise chair. […]
- Marquise de pompadour
[pom-puh-dawr, -dohr, -doo r; French pawn-pa-door] /ˈpɒm pəˌdɔr, -ˌdoʊr, -ˌdʊər; French pɔ̃ paˈdur/ noun 1. Marquise de (Jeanne Antoinette Poisson Le Normant d’Étioles) 1721–64, mistress of Louis XV of France. /ˈpɒmpəˌdʊə/ noun 1. an early 18th-century hairstyle for women, having the front hair arranged over a pad to give it greater height and bulk /French […]