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noun (1)


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noun (2)

: a brand or make of a product (such as a sports car)

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web
Last month, Beckham posted a photo of himself alongside the new 2024 Maserati GranTurismo, the marque’s most powerful vehicle yet. Justin Ray, Robb Report, 12 May 2023 Overview Back in 2010, the first-generation Mini Cooper Countryman SUV was introduced as an alternative for buyers who found the marque's throwback British flair appealing but needed something with greater space for occupants and cargo than the tiny Cooper hatchback offered. Eric Stafford, Car and Driver, 18 Feb. 2023 Jessica Persson Conway, head of the company’s arts program, sees this latest project as one that chimes well with the marque. Nargess Banks, Forbes, 5 Oct. 2022 The Italian marque seems completely disinterested in autonomous driving technology, if recent comments by CEO Benedetto Vigna are anything to go by. Bryan Hood, Robb Report, 11 May 2023 The Swedish marque had lost its rectilinearity and gone upscale — in a distinctly Scandinavian paradigm. Brett Berk, Good Housekeeping, 4 Apr. 2023 This new timepiece represents the latest collaboration between the Swiss watch brand and the British marque, and it is offered in a choice of two case sizes (42mm and 38mm), each a limited edition. Nancy Olson, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2023 The model is also named after Ayrton Senna and is as relentlessly uncompromised as the legendary Brazilian driver was reputed to be, according to British marque. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 28 Mar. 2023 The German marque’s motorcycle division has teamed up with the folks at Vagabund Moto to create a stylish custom take on the e-scooter geared toward younger riders. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 2 Mar. 2023 See More

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Word History


Noun (1)

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Old Occitan marca, from marcar to mark, seize as pledge, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German marcōn to mark

Noun (2)

French, mark, brand, from Middle French, from marquer to mark, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German marcōn to mark

First Known Use

Noun (1)

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of marque was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Marque.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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