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.

Nearby words

  1. showman,
  2. showmanly,
  3. showmanship,
  4. shown,
  5. showpiece,
  6. showroom,
  7. showstopper,
  8. showtime,
  9. showy,
  10. showy crab apple

Origin of showplace

First recorded in 1570–80; show + place Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for show-place



a place exhibited or visited for its beauty, historic interest, etc
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Word Origin and History for show-place



one much-visited for beauty or fineness, 1794, from show (v.) + place (n.).

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