showcase

[shoh-keys]
noun
1.
a glass case for the display and protection of articles in shops, museums, etc.
2.
an exhibit or display, usually of an ideal or representative model of something.
3.
the setting, place, or vehicle for displaying something on a trial basis: The club is a showcase for new comics.
verb (used with object), showcased, showcasing.
4.
to exhibit or display.
5.
to present in or as if in an entertainment showcase: The bar showcases young jazz pianists.
6.
to show to best advantage: The part minimizes her acting ability and showcases her singing.
7.
to present as a special event: The TV network plans to showcase a new production of the play.
adjective
8.
prominently or proudly regarded or presented: a showcase city.

Origin:
1830–40; show + case2

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showcase (ˈʃəʊˌkeɪs)
 
n
1.  a glass case used to display objects in a museum or shop
2.  a setting in which anything may be displayed to best advantage
 
vb
3.  (tr) to exhibit or display
 
adj
4.  displayed or meriting display as in a showcase

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Word Origin & History

showcase
"glass case for exhibiting valuable things," 1835, from show (v.) + case (q.v.). In the extended, theatrical sense, it is attested from 1937. The verb is first recorded 1945.
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They collaborated in joint concerts showcasing their work to new audiences.
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