AskDefine | Define showcase

Dictionary Definition



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]

User Contributed Dictionary



From show + case.



  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)


a setting for displaying something favorably


  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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