Pronunciation: (mär-kēz'; Fr. mar-kēz'),[key] —n., —pl.-quis•esPronunciation: (-kē'ziz; Fr. -kēz').[key] 1. the wife or widow of a marquis.
2. a lady holding the rank equal to that of a marquis.
3. Jewelry. a. Also calledmarquise cut. a gem cut, esp. for a diamond, yielding a low pointed oval with many facets, usually 58.
b. a gem cut in this style, esp. a diamond. Cf. navette. 4. (often used with a pl. v.)Brit.marquee (def. 3).
5. Also called marquise' chair'.Fr. Furniture.a wide bergère. Also,Brit.,marchioness(for defs. 1, 2).