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showplace

[ shoh-pleys ]
/ ˈʃoʊˌpleɪs /
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noun

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.

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Origin of showplace

First recorded in 1570–80; show + place
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Example sentences from the Web for showplace

  • The house disappointed me very much, but it is a very fine showplace.

    The Greville Memoirs|Charles C. F. Greville
  • “The Safe” was a showplace and its directors held that no harm could come of displaying a strong hand.

    Max Carrados|Ernest Bramah
  • The whole is a perfect idyllic picture, not to be described in a breath; for this is the showplace of the Kaipara.

British Dictionary definitions for showplace

showplace
/ (ˈʃəʊˌpleɪs) /

noun

a place exhibited or visited for its beauty, historic interest, etc
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