show·place | \ˈshō-ˌplās \

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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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 Every summer since 2012, the New Swan has assembled a 15-ton portable showplace, modeled after the Globe Theatre from Shakespeare’s time, where two of the Bard’s works are mounted and performed in repertory. Tom Titus,, "Shakespeare under the stars returns to UCI with ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and ‘The Winter’s Tale’," 2 July 2018 The home was built as a showplace for entertaining and features a large-scale living room, a large formal dining room and multiple loggias set beneath groin vault ceilings. Neal J. Leitereg,, "Grand Hancock Park mansion built for City of Vernon founder lists for $10.9 million," 18 June 2018 The graveyard is now a showplace and a destination for family members who are researching their ancestors. Mary Jane Brewer,, "Susan McKiernan schools Weymouth residents on local history: Medina Local Legends," 10 May 2018 Owners who barely scraped by but had civic loyalty kept the Tribe here until a showplace was finally built, rebuffing all the thief cities that lusted for baseball. Bill Livingston,, "Cleveland Indians 2018: A quarter-century in the park that saved the team: Bill Livingston (photos)," 6 Apr. 2018 Much like Vivian Howard, and her Chef and the Farmer showplace in Kinston, Kyle Wilkerson took a chance and opened Heirloom, A Poppa Paul Kitchen (a nod to his great-grandfather) in an old department store in downtown Roxboro. Fred Thompson, charlotteobserver, "This homemade blue cheese dressing will give you the ultimate wing experience," 27 Feb. 2018 Greeted by Sea Maids Pretty Sea Maids welcomed the hordes of visitors today and helped them find the park's exhibits and showplaces., "SeaWorld Opening Seen By Thousands," 21 Mar. 2018 Once a Roaring '20s showplace, now a $2.5 million teardown: Forgotten places don't age well. Janet Eastman,, "Oddball or adorable Oregon homes for sale: How pink is your sink?," 18 Mar. 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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