showcase

[shoh-keys]

noun

verb (used with object), show·cased, show·cas·ing.

adjective

prominently or proudly regarded or presented: a showcase city.

Origin of showcase

First recorded in 1830–40; show + case2
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showcase

noun

a glass case used to display objects in a museum or shop
a setting in which anything may be displayed to best advantage

verb

(tr) to exhibit or display

adjective

displayed or meriting display as in a showcase
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Word Origin and History for showcased

showcase

n.

"glass case for exhibiting valuable things," 1835, from show (v.) + case (n.2). In the extended sense, it is attested from 1937. The verb is first recorded 1945. Related: Showcased; showcasing.

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