showplace
noun Date: 1794 a place (as an estate or building) that is regarded as an example of beauty or excellence

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • showplace — ► NOUN ▪ a place of beauty or interest attracting many visitors …   English terms dictionary

  • showplace — [shō′plās΄] n. any place that is beautiful, lavishly furnished, etc., esp. such a place that is open to the public …   English World dictionary

  • showplace — UK [ˈʃəʊˌpleɪs] / US [ˈʃoʊˌpleɪs] noun [countable] Word forms showplace : singular showplace plural showplaces an impressive place that tourists often visit …   English dictionary

  • showplace — /shoh plays /, n. 1. an estate, mansion, or the like, usually open to the public, renowned for its beauty, excellent design and workmanship, historical interest, etc. 2. any house, building, office, etc., that is beautifully furnished and is… …   Universalium

  • showplace — /ˈʃoʊpleɪs/ (say shohplays) noun 1. a building or estate renowned for its beauty or historical interest, and open to the public. 2. any building renowned for its beauty or design: the Opera House is a real showplace …   Australian English dictionary

  • showplace — noun a) A building or estate shown for its beauty or noteworthiness. b) A location kept for display only …   Wiktionary

  • showplace — show|place [ˈʃəupleıs US ˈʃou ] n a place which is open to the public because of its beauty, historical interest etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • showplace — show|place [ ʃou,pleıs ] noun count an impressive place that tourists often visit …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • showplace — n. location or building frequented by visitors because of its exceptional beauty or historical significance …   English contemporary dictionary

  • showplace — noun a place of beauty or interest attracting many visitors …   English new terms dictionary

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