There are 2 definitions of marque in English:


Syllabification: marque
Pronunciation: /märk


  • A make of car, as distinct from a specific model.
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    • It follows on from his current BMW, Mitsubishi, Fiat and Alfa Romeo franchises and neatly complements the current model ranges of those marques.
    • He has 155 previous convictions, mostly for stealing cars, and has a knowledge of car marques and specifications which few can match.
    • Much of this has been concerned with the production of automobiles, and alongside a veritable library of antiquarian books about specific marques there are a handful of excellent scholarly histories of individual manufacturers.


early 20th century: from French, back-formation from marquer 'to brand', of Scandinavian origin.

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