show window


: an outside display window in which a store exhibits merchandise
: 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 At Hollywood’s Las Palmas Hotel, an inspector snapped this 2019 photo to show windows had been replaced without a permit. Robin Urevich, ProPublica, 25 July 2023 Joyce Tomlin Griffith, a retired artist and interior designer who created show window exhibitions for the old Stewart’s Department Store, died of a stroke Nov. 24 at the Broadmead Retirement Community. Jacques Kelly, Baltimore Sun, 11 Dec. 2022 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, 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, 18 Apr. 2020 In other footage on TBS network showed windows blown off. Washington Post, 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, 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, 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, 3 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1785, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of show window was in 1785

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Cite this Entry

“Show window.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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