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n.
a display window in a store.
[1830–40, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.show 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"
2.show 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.
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.
Also exhibited will be a transparent signage projector capable of projecting images onto plate-glass show windows and other glass surfaces.
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.
qprid=10&qpcustomd=0) Netmarketshare statistics show Windows 10 behind Windows 8.
Prominence is given to the show windows and open display fronts of the shops, not unlike a series of three-dimensional artworks.
The update includes features like option to show Windows 8 apps on the desktop taskbar, the ability to see show the desktop taskbar above Windows 8-style apps, and a new title bar at the top of Windows 8 apps with options to minimize, close, or snap apps.
Latest findings from market research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech show Windows Phone are responsible for almost one in 10 smartphone sales across five major European markets, during the three-month period to the end of July.
Figures provided by MetroStore Scanner show Windows Store has posted higher growth rate than Apple's App store, which has about 140,000 apps.