Definition of showcase in English:

showcase

noun

  • 1A glass case used for displaying articles in a shop or museum.

    • ‘The Sanjukta Panigrahi Showcase was the first showcase of the evening.’
    • ‘Over 500 original documents dating back to the 18th century are displayed in showcases.’
    • ‘Down some wooden steps, I find a semi-basement room packed with tables, clothes racks and wooden-framed showcases.’
    • ‘The latter exhibition has several bright showcases containing minerals of various colors with explanations of the structural and chemical causes of these colors.’
    • ‘The hall is offering local collectors a unique opportunity to show off their treasures at three showcases at the museum for up to a month.’
    • ‘Last week, it opened to the public a showcase of selected art works acquired for its permanent collection during 2003.’
    • ‘The three women, aged between 27 and 36, were all arrested for the attempted theft of diamonds from display showcases.’
    • ‘Cartier commissioned avant-garde Italian architect Ettore Sottsass to curate the exhibit and design the showcases.’
    • ‘Over quite a few years I have tested a number of Baer pistols and examined dozens more belonging to friends, or which were found in gun shop showcases.’
    • ‘Along with the Indian designers, FWA this year will exhibit the showcases by designers from the U.S., Latin America and Europe.’
    • ‘Goldsmiths' works, jewellery, manuscripts were all displayed in showcases resembling shop windows.’
    • ‘New models are displayed in one showcase, and rental guns are offered in another.’
    • ‘Plans are now under way to install specially designed showcases to display all the memorabilia to the public.’
    • ‘Through a parlour scented with incense, I stepped towards beautifully lit showcases, displaying collections of stainless steel and titanium jewellery.’
    • ‘The first one I saw displayed in a gun shop showcase drew customers like bears to honey.’
    • ‘It will not be a conventional museum, with showcases of objects, said Mr Johnson.’
    • ‘Growing stacks of finished bowls in the showcase added to the enthusiasm.’
    • ‘It is shipped after the buyer collects his or her Corvette from its showcase in the museum.’
    • ‘Later, the staff enjoyed seeing their sand castings displayed in a special showcase.’
    • ‘Guiding a group of visitors in the exhibition house, Torihama suddenly stopped at a showcase that displays relics of the pilots.’
    show, showing, presentation, demonstration, showcase, mounting, spectacle
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    1. 1.1A place or occasion for presenting something favourably to general attention.
      ‘the gallery will provide a showcase for Scotland's young photographers’
      • ‘The exhibition of the best entries was a powerful showcase for photography.’
      • ‘The only trouble was, this was starting to turn into a showcase for Virgin Trains rather than tourism in York.’
      • ‘Yet it is a fascinating museum and showcase of video games, which the enthusiast will greatly enjoy.’
      • ‘Bill Atkinson's web site is a showcase for some spectacular nature photography.’
      • ‘The partners had expected the shop to do modest business while also providing a public showcase for the practice.’
      • ‘The work on display was a showcase of some of the work that is taking place in the MDA on a daily basis.’
      • ‘Rocky Mountain National Park is a living showcase of the spectacular Rocky Mountains.’
      • ‘The Chelsea art scene functions as a showcase for international artists and recent trends.’
      • ‘The festival's ambition - to become a showcase for world cinema - is equally grand.’
      • ‘Because of its central location, the renovated Sherman Field is a showcase for recruiting.’
      • ‘The display showcases work by some of Britain's leading outdoor photographers and writers - who are all dedicated and passionate about their work.’
      • ‘Agricultural shows have always been a showcase or shop window for the agricultural industry and they will remain so at least in the short term.’
      • ‘Killinaskully is essentially a showcase for Pat Shortt, a gifted clown with an uncanny flair for playing manic rural grotesques.’
      • ‘Still, for a good 45 minutes, Demonstration is a remarkable showcase of the possibilities of millennial pop.’
      • ‘It is a minor quibble, which I only suggest because of the disc's focus on the film as a showcase for Wong and her place in cinema.’
      • ‘Orders have been received from Thailand where the vehicles will be used as a showcase for the Indian and Chinese market.’
      • ‘Instead of igniting public interest in technology and industry, the museum had become a style showcase, he said.’
      • ‘‘It's a showcase for all farmers in the area and it's great that the public can come and be involved,’ he said.’
      • ‘The first album was a showcase for their extraordinary, perceptive take on music in general.’
      • ‘Many other artists, however, used the gallery space as a showcase for previously executed work.’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Exhibit; display.

    ‘the albums showcase his production skills’
    • ‘Overall, the exhibit nicely showcased the innovation and technical aptitude of the students.’
    • ‘Previously unseen drawings by John Lennon are on public view from today in a new exhibition showcasing his talents as an artist.’
    • ‘The fashion show will be a daily event with local and Bangalore models showcasing their ramp skills.’
    • ‘One of the best features of every auto show is the concept vehicles each automaker showcases to the public.’
    • ‘The exhibition showcases more than 40 ceramic sculptures made in the western region of Mexico more than 2,000 years ago.’
    • ‘The exhibit showcases Feld's digital photographic technique and includes a new series of limited-edition releases depicting wildlife, landscapes and the human form.’
    • ‘Michael Hickling talks to Terry Logan about Calendar Girls and a new exhibition showcasing another aspect of his art.’
    • ‘The event will in fact be launched in November of this year on a smaller scale showcasing only Quebec productions.’
    • ‘Decor Expo also showcases art companies as well as posters, limited editions and original art.’
    • ‘The catalog showcases approximately 70 objects from the museum's collection of roughly 500 Chinese textiles.’
    • ‘Helping to kick off Sydney Design Week, this exhibition showcases more than 150 pieces of silver produced by Italian studios in recent years.’
    • ‘The exhibition, Bloke Art, showcases works by 20 male artists from throughout the north coast in a variety of mediums, from paintings and drawings to sculptures made from steel, brass and wood.’
    • ‘Indian Railways will present a display showcasing its achievements in the past 150 years.’
    • ‘The crowd will be treated to songs from his album Dreaming Road, showcasing his song writing talents.’
    • ‘The exhibition is showcasing revolutionary technology in the Indian apparel industry.’
    • ‘In line with this was the craft exhibition tent which showcased craftwork from each district in the province.’
    • ‘The exhibit showcases decorated manuscripts and features 13 new acquisitions in addition to selected pieces from the Getty collection of illuminated manuscripts.’
    • ‘The exhibition showcases over 200 textiles demonstrating the rich and multi-layered communication between the two great Asian cultures.’
    • ‘The Delhi exhibition showcases 125 of his works, including the record winning ‘pagri’.’
    • ‘Tracks from the album will undoubtedly be showcased at the band's Manchester show.’
    put on display, put on show, display, show, show to the public, put on public view, present, unveil, model, parade, showcase
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Pronunciation:

showcase

/ˈʃəʊkeɪs/