show window


Definition of show window

1 : an outside display window in which a store exhibits merchandise
2 : a sample or setting used to exhibit or illustrate something at its best

Examples of show window in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Italian fashion council is putting an emphasis on young designers, with 13 brands being hosted in the city's premier department store, Rinascente, with both valuable floor space and show window exposure. Colleen Barry, Star Tribune, "Prada-Simons dialogue launches in virtual Milan preview," 24 Sep. 2020 Police body camera footage from the scene shows windows of the SUV were busted out during the impact. Kelly Mccleary And Artemis Moshtaghian, CNN, "Woman gives birth during car crash then can't find the baby," 18 Apr. 2020 In other footage on TBS network showed windows blown off. Washington Post, "Suspected arson in Japan anime studio leaves up to 13 dead," 18 July 2019 Video from the scene appears to show windows blown out of an LA Fitness gym and wreckage scattered across the ground. NBC News, "Shopping center explosion in Plantation, Florida, causes multiple injuries," 6 July 2019 Primetime Plus - Coverage will air during the late-night show window following Primetime NBCSN NBCSN will present 369 hours of coverage, including live primetime and 10 days of 24-hour coverage from Feb. 18-25. NBC News, "How to watch the 2018 Winter Olympics," 1 Feb. 2018 About halfway down Austin Street, C.J. Duckworth and Richard Gonzalez are sitting in the empty frame of what once was the show window of Duckworth's sign shop. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "It's More Than Just Houston," 3 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of show window

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Show window.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of show window

: a large window in the front of a store that is used for displaying goods that are for sale

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