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Showcase   /ʃˈoʊkˌeɪs/   Listen
Showcase

noun
1.
A setting in which something can be displayed to best effect.  Synonym: show window.
2.
A glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home.  Synonyms: case, display case, vitrine.






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"Showcase" Quotes from Famous Books



... molasses to a skein of thread, or a quintal of codfish, to a pound of nails. On one side, as you entered, were ranges of shelves, protected by a counter, on which were exposed rolls of flannels of divers colors, and calico and broadcloth, and other "dry goods," while a showcase on the counter contained combs, and tooth-brushes, and soaps, and perfumery, and a variety of other small articles. The back of the store was used as a receptacle for hogsheads of molasses, and puncheons ...
— The Lost Hunter - A Tale of Early Times • John Turvill Adams

... cry of joy. For there, he saw, still stood near the back of the shop a showcase from within which he caught a ...
— Darkness and Dawn • George Allan England

... huge shop window, carried about the city and delivered daily into hundreds of thousands of homes, to be examined at the leisure of the reader. This shop window is unlike the actual plate glass showcase only in one respect—it makes display of ...
— The Clock that Had no Hands - And Nineteen Other Essays About Advertising • Herbert Kaufman

... forenoon was no exception. "Bluey" Batcheldor drifted in, stepped into the little room the door of which was lettered "Ice Cream Parlor," and busied himself with a glass and bottle for a few moments. Then he helped himself to a cigar from the showcase, and told his friend to "chalk it up." This Mr. Saunders didn't seem to care to do, and there was a lively argument. At length "Bluey's" promise to "square up in a day or so" was accepted, under protest, and ...
— Cap'n Eri • Joseph Crosby Lincoln



Words linked to "Showcase" :   background, display case, case, scope, container, trophy case, setting



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