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 Twenty years ago this was the showcase house in Bloomfield Township for the posh new gated and guarded neighborhood called Turtle Pond. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "$2.4M Bloomfield Twp. home in exclusive Turtle Pond offers fountain views, walking trails," 2 Jan. 2021 McNary was also a longtime fixture in the Los Angeles comedy scene, hosting the All-Star Variety Show, a weekly Sunday night showcase at the Ice House in Pasadena, for decades until the COVID-19 pandemic. Meredith Blake Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Variety film reporter Dave McNary dies at 69," 26 Dec. 2020 Windermere Prep is again hosting its Rock Holiday Classic Monday through Wednesday, but this time in showcase style with predetermined matchups for six teams that all have state rankings and winning records. Buddy Collings,, "High school basketball resumes with events at Windermere Prep, Bishop Moore, Mainland," 26 Dec. 2020 The opener had a full line of vehicles for the first of its type event – a multi-grade level fine and performing arts holiday showcase. Karie Angell Luc,, "‘Wonderfest’ featured drive-by holiday performances by students, light show at Barrington High School: ‘It’s a new adventure’," 14 Dec. 2020 Gone are affiliated short-season and rookie leagues in the Northeast, the Rockies and the Appalachians, with a majority of those franchises absorbed into collegiate and draft-showcase leagues as previously announced. Gabe Lacques, USA TODAY, "Major League Baseball issues invites for minor-league affiliates; here are teams that didn't make cut," 9 Dec. 2020 These two showcase several of Storehouse Teas more complex blends and celebrate the season in style. Beth Segal, cleveland, "Baby, it’s cold outside . . . So let’s stay in and drink cozy holiday cocktails," 27 Nov. 2020 Other events include: Spooky stories read virtually; contests for costumes, window painting and house decorating; Irvington Historical Society's showcase of artists' work at the Bona Thompson Memorial Center; and free flu shots. Domenica Bongiovanni, The Indianapolis Star, "Halloween 2020: 12 scary storytellers, outdoor movies and festivals in Indianapolis," 7 Oct. 2020 On Wednesday, Sony will host another PlayStation 5 showcase — and probably its most consequential one to date. Washington Post, "Watch PS5 live event: Sony promises to share more on new PlayStation 5 console, games," 16 Sep. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman entered this season with the best kind of problem to solve: four running backs deserving of playing time, and no easy way to showcase more than one at a time. Jonas Shaffer,, "Ravens film study: For a high-flying offense, two running backs can be double the fun," 30 Dec. 2020 In fact, the MacInnes family says the show is just another way to showcase all that their farm has to offer. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Where Is 'When Calls the Heart' Filmed? See How Hallmark Makes Hope Valley Look Like a Real Place," 28 Dec. 2020 Wild Wonders hosts a Winter Wonders and Holiday Lights tour of its Bonsall wild animal refuge, which will showcase its nocturnal animals. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Still time to join in county holiday activities," 23 Dec. 2020 Facebook and Twitter lower the resolution of your images drastically, so don't think of them as online backup, just as a place to showcase your best work. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "How to find photos on your phone? Here's how I do it.," 20 Dec. 2020 Reelz celebrates the three tracks that showcase the rise of pop, disco and soul sensation Diana Ross through interviews with her producers, songwriters and others who worked with her. Washington Post, "22nd Annual A Home for the Holidays," 19 Dec. 2020 The baskets are a great way to showcase Grecian cuisine. Veronica Hinke,, "Instead of a list of best meals, this year we’re celebrating how suburban Chicago restaurants got creative amid COVID-19 restrictions," 16 Dec. 2020 Hazel Ng, 48, who runs a private practice in Alhambra, Calif., has created handouts for her Chinese clients that showcase produce found in Asian grocery stores, like bitter melon and lychees. New York Times, "Is American Dietetics a White-Bread World? These Dietitians Think So," 7 Dec. 2020 Here are gift ideas that showcase the beauty of Oregon art and craft and other creations. oregonlive, "Handmade Oregon gifts from robot earrings to beeswax mushrooms star on Etsy, eBay and Amazon," 4 Dec. 2020

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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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The first known use of showcase was in 1803

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8 Jan 2021

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“Showcase.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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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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