Definition of Marco polo

1. Noun. Venetian traveler who explored Asia in the 13th century and served Kublai Khan (1254-1324).

Exact synonyms: Polo
Generic synonyms: Traveler, Traveller

Definition of Marco polo

1. Noun. A traveler. ¹

2. Noun. Game played (usually in a swimming pool) where one person runs or swims around blindly yelling "Marco" and everyone else must respond with "Polo" while the person who is "it" tries to locate them. See Wikipedia:Marco Polo (game) ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Marco Polo

Marchi's reaction
Marchi's stain
Marchi's tract
Marchiafava-Micheli anaemia
Marchiafava-Micheli syndrome
Marcille's triangle
Marco Polo
Marco Polo's sheep
Marco Polo sheep
Marconi rig
Marcus Annius Verus
Marcus Antonius
Marcus Aurelius
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
Marcus Bains line

Literary usage of Marco polo

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The narratives not only of marco polo but of several other famous mediaeval ... But, in the prison of Genoa, marco polo fell in with a certain person of ..."

2. Narrative and Critical History of America by Justin Winsor (1886)
"It is a question, however, if Columbus had any knowledge of the Latin or Italian manuscripts of marco polo, — the only form in which anybody could have ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Yet it would seem that he had .committed nothing to writing. But, in the prison of Genoa, Marco. Polo fell in with A certain person of writing propensities, ..."

4. The Outline of History: Being a Plain History of Life and Mankind by Herbert George Wells (1921)
"While this marco polo was a prisoner in Genoa, he beguiled his tedium by talking of his ... The Travels of marco polo is one of the great books of history. ..."

5. The Magazine of American History with Notes and Queries by John Austin Stevens, Benjamin Franklin DeCosta, Martha Joanna Lamb, Henry Phelps Johnston, Nathan Gilbert Pond, William Abbatt (1892)
"When marco polo was born (about 1254), his father and uncle, Nicolo and Maffeo ... While marco polo was traveling about China as an officer of Kublai Khan, ..."

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