showcase

noun
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

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 The two were the only freshmen to see the floor in the win and probably got their best possible introduction into college basketball, especially coming off of an exhibition game that didn’t showcase much competition for very long. Stephen Means, cleveland, "How Ohio State basketball once again pulled out an ugly win over Cincinnati to start the season," 7 Nov. 2019 Thousands of acres showcase weapons, memorials, graves and structures that together tell the story of the bloodiest day of the Civil War. baltimoresun.com, "Maryland visitors may have dipped, but tourism revenue is up," 7 Nov. 2019 The Concordia Academy volleyball team’s first loss of the season came in a September showcase tournament against Watertown-Mayer. Brian Hall, Twin Cities, "Class 2A state volleyball: Concordia Academy wins rematch with Watertown-Mayer," 7 Nov. 2019 Bordeaux abounds in vast estates fronted by big, showcase châteaux. Jay Mcinerney, Town & Country, "Pick a Side in the Great Red Wine Wars: Bordeaux or Burgundy?," 4 Nov. 2019 Okay, this one is technically more of an art book than a comic book, strictly speaking, but its showcase of one of the most innovative comic artists of the last few decades earns it a spot on this list. Christian Holub, EW.com, "5 comics to read in November 2019: Look to the future," 4 Nov. 2019 The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, which recently celebrated its 50th year, has been an especial showcase for some of the world’s finest young musicians. Daniel Gelernter, National Review, "The Irresistible Beauty of Schubert," 2 Nov. 2019 Highlight of the Game No doubt, the highlight of the game was an impressive showcase of speed from Williams Field running back Kaden Cloud. azcentral, "Arizona high school football Week 11 roundup: Williams Field holds on to top rival Higley," 1 Nov. 2019 Spotify programed nearly 35% of women or mix-gender groups to perform at Spotify House during its showcase at CMA Fest 2019. Annie Reuter, Billboard, "How Can Spotify Help Solve Country's Parity Problem?," 31 Oct. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The truck summit, March 6, will include focus groups for manufacturers and new truck products to showcase what surveys have found are the most popular vehicles among consumers. Pioneer Press, Twin Cities, "Twin Cities Auto Show adds truck summit to focus on consumers’ favorite vehicle," 5 Nov. 2019 But the event has evolved in recent years into a major platform for Chinese-language filmmakers around the world to showcase their work, attracting stars from Taiwan, Hong Kong, mainland China and elsewhere. James Griffiths, CNN, "Maserati distances itself from Asian 'Oscars' in Taiwan under pressure from China," 25 Oct. 2019 In other words: Week Three was a sterling opportunity for the conference to showcase its product on media outlets that reach 80+ million viewers. Jon Wilner, The Mercury News, "Saturday Night Five: USC stumbles, UCLA rolls over (again), ASU goes bowling (trust us) and has anybody seen Stanford," 15 Sep. 2019 In other words: Week 3 was a sterling opportunity for the conference to showcase its product on media outlets that reach 80+ million viewers. Jon Wilner, The Denver Post, "Pac-12 football rewind: USC stumbles, UCLA rolls over (again), ASU goes bowling (trust us) and has anybody seen Stanford," 15 Sep. 2019 Still, the marathon forum offered an occasion for Democratic front-runners to showcase their distinct, and sometimes distracting, styles. Eren Orbey, The New Yorker, "The Growing Impatience for Action at CNN’s Climate-Change Town Halls," 5 Sep. 2019 The secluded taproom near I-5 just north of Ridgefield will add tap handles for the event to showcase beers from 36 southwest Washington breweries. Andre Meunier, oregonlive, "Oregon beer this week: A celebration of SW Washington beer, Gigantic expanding to NE Portland, plus events," 30 Aug. 2019 Created in 2004, Sunburst is a chance for impersonators to showcase for the public as well as for agencies that might hire them out for entertainment. Trevor Fraser, orlandosentinel.com, "Sunburst impersonators convention brings the stars to Orlando," 29 Aug. 2019 Late registration vendor tables cost $130, which includes entry for three people and a 6-foot table to showcase sneakers on all day. Catie Wegman, sun-sentinel.com, "Run and tell that: Sneaker convention ‘SoleFest’ comes to West Palm Beach," 25 July 2019

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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
How to pronounce showcase (audio)

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 How to pronounce showcase (audio) \

Kids Definition of showcase

: a protective glass case in which things are displayed

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