noun, plural marquises /mɑrˈkizɪz; French marˈkiz/ [mahr-kee-ziz; French mar-keez] Show IPA .
the wife or widow of a marquis.
a lady holding the rank equal to that of a marquis.
3. Jewelry. a.
Also called marquise cut. a gem cut, especially for a diamond, yielding a low pointed oval with many facets, usually 58.
a gem cut in this style, especially a diamond. Compare navette
4. (often used with a plural verb) British, marquee ( def 3 )
Also called marquise chair. French Furniture. a wide bergère.
feminine of marquis