from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A glass-paneled cabinet or case for displaying articles such as china, objects d'art, or fine merchandise.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A glass-paneled cabinet or case, especially for displaying articles such as china, objets d'art, or fine merchandise.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A glass show case for displaying fine wares, specimens, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A show-case; a case or inclosure of glass for the display of delicate articles, whether in a museum, a private house, or a shop.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home
French, from vitre, pane of glass, from Old French, glass, window with multiple lights, from Latin vitrum.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French vitrine, from vitre ("pane of glass"), from Old French, from Latin vitrum ("glass"). (Wiktionary)