show window

show window
noun Date: 1826 1. an outside display window in which a store exhibits merchandise 2. a sample or setting used to exhibit or illustrate something at its best

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • show window — ☆ show window n. a store window in which merchandise is displayed …   English World dictionary

  • show window — show′ win dow n. a display window in a store • Etymology: 1830–40, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • show window — noun 1. a setting in which something can be displayed to best effect it was a showcase for democracy in Africa • Syn: ↑showcase • Hypernyms: ↑setting, ↑background, ↑scope 2. a window of a store facing onto the street; used to display merchandise… …   Useful english dictionary

  • show window — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. display window, store window, picture window; see display 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • show window — display window, window in which items are displayed …   English contemporary dictionary

  • show window — a display window in a store. [1830 40, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • show window — noun A windowed, street facing compartment in which a selection of a stores merchandise is displayed. Syn: display window …   Wiktionary

  • show window — /ˈʃoʊ wɪndoʊ/ (say shoh windoh) noun a display window in a store …   Australian English dictionary

  • dress a show window — arrange merchandise for display in a store window …   English contemporary dictionary

  • show — v. & n. v. (past part. shown or showed) 1 intr. & tr. be, or allow or cause to be, visible; manifest; appear (the buds are beginning to show; white shows the dirt). 2 tr. (often foll. by to) offer, exhibit, or produce (a thing) for scrutiny etc.… …   Useful english dictionary

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