Pronunciation: (shō'kās"), [key]
—n., v., -cased, -cas•ing,
1. a glass case for the display and protection of articles in shops, museums, etc.
2. an exhibit or display, usually of an ideal or representative model of something.
3. the setting, place, or vehicle for displaying something on a trial basis: The club is a showcase for new comics.
1. to exhibit or display.
2. to present in or as if in an entertainment showcase: The bar showcases young jazz pianists.
3. to show to best advantage: The part minimizes her acting ability and showcases her singing.
4. to present as a special event: The TV network plans to showcase a new production of the play.
prominently or proudly regarded or presented: a showcase city.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.