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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.
Prominence is given to the show windows and open display fronts of the shops, not unlike a series of three-dimensional artworks.
Updates include display features with several options like those for the desktop taskbar to show Windows 8 apps; ability to place the desktop taskbar over Windows 8-style apps and having a new title bar above Windows 8 apps with choices to close, snap and minimize apps.
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.
We're also super excited to be available on Windows 8 in time for Mother's Day and for the opportunity to show Windows 8 shoppers what justWink is all about right there in the store with a unique, hands-on experience.
She'll show Windows in the Kitchen (1976) with Douglas Dunn dancing live alongside the late Matt Turney on film.
AUO also stresses the multi-functionality of the transparent display panel, which is applicable in construction, car windows, consumer electronics, household appliances, show windows and so forth, being optimistic about its potential as trendsetting commercial display; while also planning to promote the product to Apple Inc.