vitrine

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

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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.
    Synonyms: showcase, display case
    • 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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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French vitrine.

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  • IPA(key): /ˌviˈtri.nə/
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  • Hyphenation: vi‧tri‧ne
  • Rhymes: -inə

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vitrine f (plural vitrines, diminutive vitrinetje n)

  1. vitrine, showcase
  2. shop window

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French[edit]

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

Etymology[edit]

From verrine, remodelled after its etymon, Latin vitrum (glass). Synchronically, from vitre (pane of glass) +‎ -ine.

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vitrine f (plural vitrines)

  1. shop window
    Synonym: devanture
    la vitrine d'une librairie.
    the window of a bookstore
    décorer la vitrineto decorate the shop window
  2. (by extension) shopping
    faire les vitrinesto do shopping
    lécher les vitrines(please add an English translation of this usage example)
  3. vitrine (glass-paneled cabinet or case for displaying articles)
    les vitrines d'un musée
    the vitrines of a museum

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French vitrine.

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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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