showplace [shoh-pleys] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- an estate, mansion, or the like, usually open to the public, renowned for its beauty, excellent design and workmanship, historical interest, etc.
- any house, building, office, etc., that is beautifully furnished and is considered of flawless taste: His home was a showplace.
The house had been built only three years, and was the show-place of the village.
We have a show-place, and one of which we are excessively proud.
William Delisle Hay
For the Land’s End is a show-place, and we know what that entails.
Arthur L. Salmon
To-day the Alhambra is kept as a show-place, rejuvenated by the restorer.
C. Gasquoine Hartley
His house was, for the moment, the “show-place” of the town.
British Dictionary definitions for show-place showplace noun
- a place exhibited or visited for its beauty, historic interest, etc
Word Origin and History for show-place n.