show·​place | \ ˈshō-ˌplās How to pronounce showplace (audio) \

Definition of showplace

: a place (such as an estate or building) that is regarded as an example of beauty or excellence

Examples of showplace in a Sentence

They have transformed their home into a showplace.

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Two summers ago, the 385-acre horticultural showplace in Glencoe made its high-season theme Brazil, the plants of that place and the visionary Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx. Steve Johnson,, "Talking about the bats and the bees: Pollination is a theme this summer at Chicago Botanic Garden," 23 July 2019 What Gores acquired in the sales was a modern showplace of more than 30,000 square feet. Los Angeles Times, "These are the most expensive homes ever sold in Los Angeles," 19 July 2019 Records show the rapper just shelled out $4.65 million for a modern showplace on Miami Beach’s Biscayne Bay. Los Angeles Times, "In Miami Beach, rapper Lil Pump drops $4.65 million on waterfront digs," 15 July 2019 There seems little doubt that the vast infrastructure renewal program championed by Vladimir Putin is beginning to spread far beyond tourist showplaces like Moscow and St. Petersburg. Fred Weir, The Christian Science Monitor, "To make Russia great again, Putin is building roads and bridges," 13 Mar. 2019 In a September 2008 video interview, the immeasurably charming chef Leah Chase, who died on June 1, 2019, explained how the go-to source for authentic gumbo and jambalaya also became a modern art showplace. Doug Maccash,, "Chef Leah Chase explained why art is like a prayer," 3 June 2019 The groovy-looking structure was designed by aeronautical engineer Chris Barnes in the 1980s as an intentional showplace for modern design and energy efficiency, according to the website listing the home. Elizabeth Gulino, House Beautiful, "This Quirky Looking Denver Dome House Has an Insane Indoor Pool," 10 May 2019 Roland Garros Stadium was originally built in less than year when an appropriate showplace was required in 1928 to host the Davis Cup, the prestigious team trophy the French had won the previous year for the first time by beating the United States. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, "After the Trophy Presentation, It’ll Be Time to Tear Up Roland Garros," 6 June 2018 Much of the Chatrier Court, the main showplace at Roland Garros, will be demolished and rebuilt in the next 10 months to prepare for the installation of a retractable roof by 2020. New York Times, "Rafael Nadal Extends His Reign With an 11th French Open Title," 10 June 2018

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First Known Use of showplace

1753, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of showplace

: a beautiful or important place that people enjoy seeing

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