AskDefine | Define showroom

Dictionary Definition

showroom n : an area where merchandise (such as cars) can be displayed; "in England a showroom is called a salesroom" [syn: salesroom, saleroom]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Etymology

From show + room.

Noun

  1. A room in a business set aside for the display of the company's products.

Extensive Definition

The word showroom has several distinct meanings including:

Showroom (marketing location)

A showroom is a large space used to display products for sale, such as automobiles, furniture, carpet or apparel.

Showroom (entertainment venue)

A showroom is a permanent enclosed space used to present an entertainment show. Sometimes it will be customized for a particular show; for example, the Las Vegas Hilton showroom used for the rock opera Starlight Express was customized by pouring concrete ramps onto its stage area and in the seating area.
Some showrooms are used daily, while others are only used when a performer is booked to perform. In some cases, a showroom is leased to a performer, who then retains all income rather than being paid by the showroom owner.

Other uses

Showroom Cinema is an independent cinema in Sheffield, England
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