Of course, there is nothing new about marquee museums installing brand-name chefs to feed hungry art-lovers.
And John F. Kennedy had various enduring relations (or fleeting, as the case may have been) with marquee names.
He became a marquee trial lawyer with a degree from the University of North Carolina.
It turned out that Steven Spielberg—and other marquee names—had beaten me to it.
I was going to ask if you had nerves about opening on Broadway without a marquee name.
For the first time I realised that this was our embassy and our marquee, and I was proud of my country.
They took him up to the marquee of the Surgeon of the Division.
We stood outside the marquee and anxiously watched the horizon.
But the band is striking up; we must adjourn to the marquee.
The floor of the marquee was spread with a thick velvet carpet.
1680s, "large tent," from French marquise (mistaken in English as a plural) "linen canopy placed over an officer's tent to distinguish it from others,' " fem. of marquis (see marquis), and perhaps indicating "a place suitable for a marquis." Sense of "canopy over the entrance to a hotel or theater, etc." first recorded 1912 in American English.
Famous and influential; star; stellar: Sawyer is likely to escalate demands from other marquee names/ When you play a marquee player like Shaquille O'Neal, if you block his shot, you want to let him know
Publicity; hype: That Pasolini was offered these public forums suggests that there was a certain marquee value attached to his name
[late 1980s+; fr the important names featured on a theater marquee]