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

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


(Furniture) a glass display case or cabinet for works of art, curios, etc
[C19: from French, from vitre pane of glass, from Latin vitrum glass]



a glass cabinet or case, esp. for displaying art objects.
[1875–80; < French <vitre pane of glass]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vitrine - a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or homevitrine - a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
trophy case - a case in which to display trophies
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She submitted cheerfully to the purple satin and yellow tuftings of the Welland drawing-room, to its sham Buhl tables and gilt vitrines full of modern Saxe.
Gebo Cermex , an innovative packaging line solutions provider has received the official mark Vitrine Industrie du Futur" which was awarded by the Alliance Industrie Du Futur (AIF).
A vitrine of pastries and a list of ice cream offerings stand by the entrance.
Au c&oelig;ur de la ville de Tizi Ouzou, plus precisement a l'entree ouest, a hauteur de l'ex-gare routiere, se trouve une cite qui constituait une belle vitrine pour l'entree de la ville avec ses 166 logements realises par l'EPLF.
A vitrine encloses seven discrete pieces, each an open book whose leaves have been artfully burnt about the edges, as if consumed by the act of reading.
This page: Catherine Regehr gown, $530, Saks Fifth Avenue; Christine Moore hat, $1,390, The Met; Erickson Beamon crystal necklace, $895, 18K white gold vitrine ring with amethyst and white sapphires, $5,400, both from June Simmons Jewelry at The Met.
The bank is to fund the restoration of the Wittgenstein silver display case, or vitrine, as part of its 2014 global Art Conservation Project.
It has joined forces with Vitrine Quimica Ltda to form Surfachem Brasil Ltda, based in Sao Paulo.
Ce festival, lance en mai 2011, se veut "une valeur ajoutee a la mosaique des festivals qui animent la ville de Montreal et une vitrine unique en Amerique du Nord pour faire decouvrir un cinema marocain en plein essor", lit-on dans un document dedie a cette 2eme edition.
Le cinema et la television sont la vitrine d'un pays pour le monde entier.
C'est un peu comme quand on se plante devant quinze teles dans une vitrine au coin de la rue , .
Por elas, chegamos, e, tambem, nelas, avistamos, atraves das paredes da vitrine, algum outro participante chegar, vemos o comercio, e todos os movimentos que compoem aquela dinamica paisagem.