Definitions for show

Definitions for (noun) show

Main entry: show

Definition: the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining

Usage: a remarkable show of skill

Main entry: show, appearance

Definition: pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression

Usage: they try to keep up appearances; that ceremony is just for show

Main entry: show

Definition: a social event involving a public performance or entertainment

Usage: they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway

Main entry: display, show

Definition: something intended to communicate a particular impression

Usage: made a display of strength; a show of impatience; a good show of looking interested

Definitions for (verb) show

Main entry: shew, show, prove, demonstrate, establish

Definition: establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment

Usage: The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound; The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture

Main entry: show, record, register, read

Definition: indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments

Usage: The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero; The gauge read `empty'

Main entry: show

Definition: give evidence of, as of records

Usage: The diary shows his distress that evening

Main entry: show, point, indicate, designate

Definition: indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively

Usage: I showed the customer the glove section; He pointed to the empty parking space; he indicated his opponents

Main entry: show, evince, express

Definition: give expression to

Usage: She showed her disappointment

Main entry: bear witness, prove, show, testify, evidence

Definition: provide evidence for

Usage: The blood test showed that he was the father; Her behavior testified to her incompetence

Main entry: show

Definition: finish third or better in a horse or dog race

Usage: he bet $2 on number six to show

Main entry: render, picture, show, depict

Definition: show in, or as in, a picture

Usage: This scene depicts country life; the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting

Main entry: show, usher

Definition: take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums

Usage: The usher showed us to our seats

Main entry: show

Definition: make visible or noticeable

Usage: She showed her talent for cooking; Show me your etchings, please

Main entry: show, show up

Definition: be or become visible or noticeable

Usage: His good upbringing really shows; The dirty side will show

Main entry: show, demo, demonstrate, present, exhibit

Definition: give an exhibition of to an interested audience

Usage: She shows her dogs frequently; We will demo the new software in Washington

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