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Definitions of show:

  • noun:   a public exhibition of entertainment
    Example: "A remarkable show of skill"
  • noun:   a public exhibition or entertainment
    Example: "They wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"
  • noun:   pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression
    Example: "That ceremony is just for show"
  • noun:   something intended to communicate a particular impression
    Example: "A show of impatience"
  • verb:   make visible or noticeable
    Example: "She showed her talent for cooking"
  • verb:   be or become visible or noticeable
    Example: "His good upbringing really shows"
  • verb:   show or demonstrate something to an interested audience
    Example: "She shows her dogs frequently"
  • verb:   give evidence of, as of records
    Example: "The diary shows his distress that evening"
  • verb:   finish third or better in a horse or dog race
    Example: "He bet $2 on number six to show"
  • verb:   give expression to
    Example: "She showed her disappointment"
  • verb:   show (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums
    Example: "The usher showed us to our seats"
  • verb:   make clear and visible
  • verb:   indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments
    Example: "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"
  • verb:   indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
    Example: "I showed the customer the glove section"
  • verb:   establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
    Example: "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"
  • verb:   show in, or as in, a picture
  • verb:   provide evidence for
    Example: "The blood test showed that he was the father"
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #24218)


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