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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