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  • n. A building or estate shown for its beauty or noteworthiness.
  • n. A location kept for display only.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a place that is frequently exhibited and visited for its historical interest or natural beauty


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  • The Oscars were once known as a showplace for new commercials, much as the Super Bowl.

    NYT > Home Page

  • With a glowing, glass facade, humongous sliding doors that can open both ends and 80,000 seats -- 100,000, if necessary -- the Cowboys sure are aiming for the kind of showplace you'd expect from a club that bills itself as "America's Team."

    The new stadium in Arlington

  • Being astute designers of dubious taste, we determined a while back to make our living room the "showplace" room.


  • Williams was identified as an antiques dealer, a restorer of historic houses, and a giver of elegant parties at his "showplace" home, which Jacqueline Onassis had visited and offered to buy for $2 million.

    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

  • With $228,664 worth of grants from license-tag funding, the Nature Conservancy, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, organizers from the Marine Discovery Center and Volusia County government are hoping to turn Chicken Island into a kind of showplace for how estuary-restoring efforts work.


  • "showplace" for VIP visitors such as the former President, Carter said: "tragically, the international community ignores the cries for help, while the citizens of Gaza are being treated more like animals than like human beings". Israel News Blog Feed

  • In recent years, many of the homes with choice views of the Potomac River have been torn down and replaced by showplace mansions with three-car garages that at the peak of the housing boom sold for more than $1 million.

    As Woodbridge becomes Marumsco, more than the name changes

  • Photos: Rating College Hockey's Barns Wisconsin Athletic Communication For a number of reasons, this niche sport, which is concentrated in the Northeast and Midwest, has become a showplace for unusual stadium architecture — and on many campuses, the best fan experience going.

    Why College Hockey Arenas Are the Cathedrals of Sports

  • Everyone who visited claimed it would be a showplace.


  • From the outset, it is as much a showplace for the abundance of opulent life as it is a fully incorporated urban experience.

    The Helix Hotel by Leeser Architecture


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