show·​case | \ ˈshō-ˌkās How to pronounce showcase (audio) \

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


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 Despite the recent spate of losses, the Bucks have risen to the occasion against the league’s showcase teams. Jim Owczarski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 18 Jan. 2022 Leave it to Rihanna and FKA Twigs to reimagine the humble puffer coat as a topper for transparent dresses and an all-weather showcase for an enduring logo addiction. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, 17 Jan. 2022 It's become a special season for the Chargers, their best under Dentz, whose team will cap Monday's MLK Dream Classic basketball showcase at McClintock, playing Gilbert Higley at 5:30 p.m. Before that at 4 p.m. Richard Obert, The Arizona Republic, 16 Jan. 2022 Québécois show Le temps des framboises (Last Summers of the Raspberries), a family drama produced for French-language streamer Club illico, were also selected for Berlin’s 2022 small-screen showcase. Scott Roxborough, The Hollywood Reporter, 14 Jan. 2022 Whitefire Theatre’s long-running showcase for solo performers returns with a mix of live and virtual offerings. Los Angeles Times, 13 Jan. 2022 The annual college football all-star game and NFL draft showcase is set for Feb. 5 at Mobile’s Hancock Whitney Stadium. Creg Stephenson |, al, 11 Jan. 2022 The soprano Elena Stikhina has a booming international career but has barely appeared at the Met, so there was considerable anticipation of her interpretation of that opera’s title role, a classic diva showcase. New York Times, 10 Jan. 2022 But this year's showcase suggest that VR and AR are the future of consumer technology. Musadiq Bidar, CBS News, 7 Jan. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Plagued by injuries the last two years, Stingley didn't get to showcase his skills in a manner expected of a top-five pick. Michael Middlehurst-schwartz, USA TODAY, 13 Jan. 2022 The Miami native is in Orlando this week, preparing to showcase his talents in the Hula Bowl Saturday at Bounce House Stadium. Matt Murschel,, 13 Jan. 2022 While the White House Covid-19 briefings showcase a number of top administration leaders, including CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, Dr. Fauci makes frequent public appearances on news shows and other venues for the administration. Stephanie Armour, WSJ, 12 Jan. 2022 Meringer thought that as NFL teams worried about losing revenue without having fans in the stadium, rolling out Your Call’s app to let fans make predictions might give them a new place to showcase their sponsors. Scott Kirsner,, 11 Jan. 2022 The food hall will showcase Africa in all its glory, Smalls promises. Kimberly Wilson, Essence, 11 Jan. 2022 Saks plans to showcase the Game Day Capsules via brand activations at various stores throughout the US leading up to game day, which takes place at LA’s SoFi Stadium on Sunday, Feb. 13. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 11 Jan. 2022 The document, executed in January 1986, also called for endowing a museum to showcase the valley’s culture and exhibit 18th- and early-19th-century American and British art. Washington Post, 10 Jan. 2022 While the beauty industry has been resilient in the past, recent events paved the way for creators to find new avenues to showcase their creativity and beauty while in quarantine. Tony M Fountain, Rolling Stone, 19 Jan. 2022

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First Known Use of showcase


1803, in the meaning defined at sense 1


1939, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jan 2022

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“Showcase.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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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



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

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


show·​case | \ ˈshō-ˌkās How to pronounce showcase (audio) \

Kids Definition of showcase

: a protective glass case in which things are displayed


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