Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A glass-paneled cabinet or case for displaying articles such as china, objets d'art, or fine merchandise.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A glass show case for displaying fine wares, specimens, etc.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A glass-paneled cabinet or case, especially for displaying articles such as china, objets d'art, or fine merchandise.

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

  • noun a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[French, from vitre, pane of glass, from Old French, glass, window with multiple lights, from Latin vitrum.]

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From French vitrine, from vitre ("pane of glass"), from Old French, from Latin vitrum ("glass").

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  • From "Au Tombeau de Charles Fourier" by Guy Davenport

    January 19, 2010