What does the word marquee mean?

Usage examples for marquee

  1. An intense silence reigned in the marquee. – The Box with the Broken Seals by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. 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
  3. When a larger habitation than usual is required, they contrive, by putting two of these together, to form a sort of double tent somewhat resembling a marquee, and supported by two poles. – Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole, Volume 2 (of 2) by Sir William Edward Parry