- an estate, mansion, or the like, usually open to the public, renowned for its beauty, excellent design and workmanship, historical interest, etc.
- any house, building, office, etc., that is beautifully furnished and is considered of flawless taste: His home was a showplace.
Origin of showplace
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Examples from the Web for show-place
The house had been built only three years, and was the show-place of the village.Brave and Bold
We have a show-place, and one of which we are excessively proud.Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)
William Delisle Hay
For the Land's End is a show-place, and we know what that entails.The Cornwall Coast
Arthur L. Salmon
To-day the Alhambra is kept as a show-place, rejuvenated by the restorer.Things seen in Spain
C. Gasquoine Hartley
His house was, for the moment, the "show-place" of the town.Diplomatic Days
- a place exhibited or visited for its beauty, historic interest, etc
Word Origin and History for show-place
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