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show′ win`dow

a display window in a store.
[1830–40, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: window - a setting in which something can be displayed to best effectshow window - a setting in which something can be displayed to best effect; "it was a showcase for democracy in Africa"
scope, setting, background - the state of the environment in which a situation exists; "you can't do that in a university setting" window - a window of a store facing onto the streetshow window - a window of a store facing onto the street; used to display merchandise for sale in the store
shopfront, storefront - the front side of a store facing the street; usually contains display windows
window - a framework of wood or metal that contains a glass windowpane and is built into a wall or roof to admit light or air
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Came the long day, when, routed from bed at three in the morning to dig a surface car out of the wrecked show windows of a drug store and get it back on the track, they had laboured all day clearing up a half-dozen smash-ups and arrived at the car house at nine at night just as another call came in.
He had seen oil paintings, it was true, in the show windows of shops, but the glass of the windows had prevented his eager eyes from approaching too near.
One afternoon in the week before Christmas, I came upon Lena and her funny, square-headed little brother Chris, standing before the drugstore, gazing in at the wax dolls and blocks and Noah's Arks arranged in the frosty show window. The boy had come to town with a neighbour to do his Christmas shopping, for he had money of his own this year.
This time the opportunity presented what he fatuously termed to himself a "cinch." A young woman of a modest and pleasing guise was standing before a show window gazing with sprightly interest at its display of shaving mugs and inkstands, and two yards from the window a large policeman of severe demeanour leaned against a water plug.
The cutting-edge OLED TVs of the four leading brands, which all use OLED TV panels made by LG Display, are being featured in the stores famous show windows surrounding Door 5 of the iconic Harrods', Knightsbridge building.
The electronics shops showed the fight live on small televisions displayed in their show windows. 'It's all right if the television is small.
Heavily guarded by Central Industrial Security Force personnel, visitors can view the royal regalia cased in the glass show windows.
It has, for example, been prominent in the advocacy of democracy and good governance, even forcing non-compliant countries to either quit or suspend their membership.Anyway, we were talking sports, and the Commonwealth Games are one of the biggest show windows of the Club's unity and variety in exemplary friendly competition and cooperation.
The department stores' show windows became a major instrument of promotion.
The explosion caused huge cracks in the ceilings and walls of the house and the photos show windows still boarded up, rooms still missing ceilings and exposed brick where plasterwork should be.
The November 20 ( Netmarketshare statistics show Windows 10 behind Windows 8.1, on just 9 percent of global computers.
Prominence is given to the show windows and open display fronts of the shops, not unlike a series of three-dimensional artworks.