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

Ten showcases/performances (one for each finalist) were presented in the most creative of ways: from the choir outfitted in Pyer Moss to Cirque du Soleil acrobatics dressed in Jonathan Cohen to chic Vespa drivers sporting Rebecca de Ravenel. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Inside the 2018 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Gala Dinner," 6 Nov. 2018 The opportunity for a showcase in front of NBA scouts and executives turned into something less. Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Rashad Vaughn career at a crossroad, as Heat summer play comes to an end," 15 July 2018 On Saturday, Padres minor league outfielder Buddy Reed will join infielders Fernando Tatis Jr. and Luis Urias in Washington D.C. for the All-Star Futures Game, a showcase of some of the game’s top prospects. Jeff Sanders, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Talking with ... Padres prospect Buddy Reed," 13 July 2018 The big showcase destination, the lost city of Atlantis, has been converted to a casino, where winged beasts and dark lords sit dead-eyed in front of flashing slot machines. Barbara Vandenburgh, azcentral, "Monsters go on vacation in 'Hotel Transylvania 3'," 12 July 2018 All-Star Game, was mulling whom to select as his starting pitcher in the exhibition, a convenient showcase presented itself on Thursday night when two of the best in baseball were pitted against each other. New York Times, "A Potential Pitching Showcase Melts Into a Rugged Yankees Win," 12 July 2018 The show itself, though, was snubbed for best series — a cult hit out of the U.K. is easily elbowed aside by a Westworld, HBO’s big-budget showcase for androids. Tom Gilatto, PEOPLE.com, "Emmy Nominations 2018: PEOPLE's Critic Breaks Down All the Nods — and Predicts Some Winners," 12 July 2018 Joining him for Monday's showcase is a group of sluggers who have hit 150 home runs. USA TODAY, "Home Run Derby field: Bryce Harper headlines slugging showcase," 11 July 2018 Campers will be treated to a superstar showcase from Mark Ronson, and hip-hop heads will be floored with performances from the ever-iconic Slick Rick the Ruler and Big Daddy Kane. Kat Bein, Billboard, "Mark Ronson, Chris Lake, Slick Rick & More Lead Dirtybird Campout West 2018 Lineup," 10 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

However, a lot of them showcase some of what must have gone awry prior to college if people think stuff like this is appropriate. Deb Cohan, Teen Vogue, "College Professor Advice: 16 Things You Should Never Do as a Student," 8 Oct. 2018 Today, Chiuri will showcase next season’s spring ready-to-wear collection in Paris, officially kicking off the city's fashion week schedule. Marina Liao, Marie Claire, "Here's a Live Stream of Christian Dior’s Spring 2019 Show," 24 Sep. 2018 From now on, youtube.com/gaming will showcase a personalized carousel of content near the top of the page, including new uploads and livestreams from subscribed channels, as well as an area for trending videos. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "YouTube Gaming will be a part of the main experience now," 18 Sep. 2018 Just as important, the Super Bowl provides a huge marketing opportunity for local officials to showcase our city. Jeff Duncan, NOLA.com, "The NFL got it right: New Orleans is the best Super Bowl city in the world," 23 May 2018 Blockchain Week was launched in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation in an effort to showcase the city as an up-and-coming center for blockchain companies. Fortune, "Bitcoin's Big Tent: Snoop Dogg, Jack Dorsey and FedEx's CEO Star at the Same Blockchain Bash This Week," 14 May 2018 There’s a visibility and exposure that comes with it, being able to showcase our city to the world. Annie Alleman, chicagotribune.com, "NASCAR returns to Joliet's Chicago Speedway," 13 May 2018 The Kentucky Derby Festival event, now in its fifth year, draws around 1,200 riders who embark on open street courses designed to showcase the city and its historic park system. Marty Pearl, The Courier-Journal, "PNC Tour de Lou courses take cyclists on a historic ride through the city of Louisville," 29 Apr. 2018 Presented by Distinguished Concerts International New York, the program will showcase youth choirs from around the world, as well as the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras. Laurel Graeber, New York Times, "7 Things to Do With Your Kids in N.Y.C. This Weekend," 21 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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