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Dictionary Definition

showcase

Noun

1 a setting in which something can be displayed to best effect; "it was a showcase for democracy in Africa" [syn: show window]
2 a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home [syn: case, display case]

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English

Etymology

From show + case.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. A case for displaying merchandise or valuable items.
  2. A setting, occasion, or medium for exhibiting something or someone especially in an attractive or favorable aspect
  3. The final round on the TV game show The Price is Right. (See article on wikipedia)

Translations

a setting for displaying something favorably

Verb

  1. To display, demonstrate, show, or present.
    I think the demonstration really showcases the strengths of the software.

Extensive Definition

A showcase, or vitrine, is a glassed-in cabinet or case for displaying delicate or valuable articles such as objects d'art or merchandise in a shop, museum, or house. Showcase may also refer to:

See also

showcase in German: Showcase
showcase in Esperanto: Vitrino
showcase in French: Vitrine
showcase in Indonesian: Etalase
showcase in Dutch: Vitrine

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

counter, diaphane, display case, glass, glassware, light, notions counter, pane, pushcart, shopboard, shopwindow, stemware, transparent substance, vitrics, vitrine, watch crystal, watch glass, windowlight, windowpane
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