showcase

noun
show·case | \ ˈshō-ˌkās \

Definition of showcase 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a glazed case, box, or cabinet for displaying and protecting wares in a store or articles in a museum

2 : a setting, occasion, or medium for exhibiting something or someone especially in an attractive or favorable aspect

showcase

verb
showcased; showcasing

Definition of showcase (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to exhibit especially in an attractive or favorable aspect showcase new talent

Examples of showcase in a Sentence

Noun

The convention was a showcase of the company's new products.

Verb

The program showcases up-and-coming musicians.

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

What happens in Vegas The Pistons (2-2) advanced to Saturday’s quarterfinal against the Chicago Bulls in the annual showcase for the league’s rookies and young prospects. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Coach O's words soothed Detroit Pistons' Henry Ellenson in trying year," 13 July 2018 The Washington Nationals outfielder will be joined next Monday by one of this season's biggest surprises -- Los Angeles Dodgers infielder Max Muncy -- in the annual slugging showcase. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "Dodgers' Max Muncy to participate in All-Star Home Run Derby," 9 July 2018 But Texas Pride abides, with country music album covers, many of them autographed, sharing space on the wall with filling-station memorabilia and a showcase of George Strait artifacts. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "52 Weeks of BBQ: Texas Pride Barbecue," 29 June 2018 Where the pilsner is a pristine example of simplicity, the farmhouse ale is an artful showcase of thought-provoking flavor. Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "The 5 Styles of Beer That Will Get You Through a Hot, Hot Summer," 19 June 2018 The 4 Biggest iPhone Improvements for iOS 12 Justin Sullivan Apple's annual showcase of software improvements proved that the world's most profitable company cares about your mental health. Andrew Goble, GQ, "Apple WWDC 2018: The 4 Biggest iPhone Improvements for iOS 12," 5 June 2018 On Monday, June 4, Apple will lift the lid on its Worldwide Developers Conference, the annual showcase for all the shiny things being churned out in Cupertino. Michael Calore, WIRED, "How to Watch Apple's WWDC 2018 Keynote," 4 June 2018 The 2018 edition of the Wagner New Play Festival — the annual showcase for student artists in the University of California San Diego’s graduate theater program — is now under way. James Hebert, sandiegouniontribune.com, "A playwright's perspective on UCSD's Wagner Festival of new work," 9 May 2018 One goal of the group is to create one act pieces for an annual showcase to be produced by WTG actors and directors. Courant Community, "Community News For The Windham Edition," 1 May 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Less than 10 years later, Sanni is an artist and creative director who has painted the faces of women like Leslie Jones and model Diandra Forrest and created a series of viral beauty projects that showcase the beauty of Black women. Abby Haglage, refinery29.com, "4 Black Girls With Big Dreams & The 4 Women Living Them," 13 July 2018 Here are five additional films that showcase the 80s' gritty, original, sometimes experimental, and always vibrant new sounds. Patrick Friel, Chicago Reader, "Film / Music / Old Movies to Watch Now / On Video / Small Screen Urgh! A Music War and other punk and postpunk new wave cinema," 10 July 2018 The rock/hip-hop cut sees both acts embracing a more tender sound with lyrics that showcase the strength in asking for help. Jeff Benjamin, Billboard, "Watch Epik High & End of the World Discuss Their Cross-Cultural Collaboration: Exclusive," 9 July 2018 Attendees will be able to browse the Children’s Pavilion and Author Alley, which will showcase a variety of books, illustrations and poetry. Olivia Ralph, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Olivia's Report: U-T to host second annual San Diego Festival of Books," 5 July 2018 Foods high in both carbs and fats tickle the brain’s reward circuits more so than snacks that showcase just one or the other. Karen Hopkin, Scientific American, "Fat-Carb Combo Is A Potent One-Two Punch," 19 June 2018 Over the years, there have been several moments of greatness; however, there are not many passages of play which showcase the highs and lows of football in such emphatic ways than in 2013. SI.com, "6 Moments of Madness These Players Will Never Forget," 11 June 2018 For Ocean’s 8, the latest in the heist franchise initiated in 1960, yours truly was asked to curate a faux Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute exhibition that would legitimately showcase some eminently heist-able jewels—no small task! Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "The Met Goes Meta: How Hamish Bowles Created the Costume Institute Exhibition in Ocean’s 8," 7 June 2018 But there have been some bright spots and innovative policy ideas that showcase the potential for rebuilding neighborhoods. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "The high cost of abandoned property, and how cities can push back," 1 June 2018

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First Known Use of showcase

Noun

1803, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1939, in the meaning defined above

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showcase

noun

English Language Learners Definition of showcase

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a box that has a glass top or sides and that is used for displaying objects in a store, museum, etc.

: an event, occasion, etc., that shows the abilities or good qualities of someone or something in an attractive or favorable way

showcase

verb

English Language Learners Definition of showcase (Entry 2 of 2)

: to show (something or someone) in an attractive or favorable way

showcase

noun
show·case | \ ˈshō-ˌkās \

Kids Definition of showcase

: a protective glass case in which things are displayed

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