vitrine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French vitrine, from vitre (pane of glass), from Old French, from Latin vitrum (glass).

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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /vɪˈtɹiːn/, /vəˈtɹiːn/

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vitrine (plural vitrines)

  1. A glass-paneled cabinet or case, especially for displaying articles such as china, objets d'art, or fine merchandise.
    • 1896, Edward L. Wilson (ed.), "The Review of the Year Past", Photographic Mosaics, page 82
      Lastly, when great numbers of the plates are treated with the hot or boiling water, it should be done in a vitrine or cabinet ventilated directly into the open air.
    • 1919, Brand Whitlock, Belgium: A Personal Narrative, volume I, page 256
      The Princess offered us tea and wine, and we talked for a long time, and then she must show us her house, filled with tapestries, paintings and bibelots and, in a vitrine in a room upstairs, a wonderful collection of fans painted by Carlo van Loo []
    • 1996, Leslie Glass, Hanging Time
      Checking behind him nervously, the dealer was trying to concentrate on showing Bouck some small art-glass pieces in a vitrine in the middle of the booth.

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La vitrine d'une fromagerie. The shop window of a cheese shop.

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From vitre, verrine.

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vitrine f (plural vitrines)

  1. shop window
    La vitrine d'une librairie.
    1. the space behind it
      Décorer la vitrine.
    2. (idiomatic) shopping
      Faire les vitrines, lécher les vitrines.
  2. vitrine (glass-paneled cabinet or case for displaying articles)
    Les vitrines d'un musée.

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vitrine f (plural vitrines)

  1. shop window (large window at the front of a shop used to display goods)

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