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show - Dictionary definition and meaning for word show

Definition
(noun) the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
Example Sentence
  • a remarkable show of skill

Definition
(noun) something intended to communicate a particular impression
Synonyms : display
Example Sentence
  • made a display of strength
  • a show of impatience
  • a good show of looking interested

Definition
(noun) a social event involving a public performance or entertainment
Example Sentence
  • they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway

Definition
(noun) pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression
Synonyms : appearance
Example Sentence
  • they try to keep up appearances
  • that ceremony is just for show

Definition
(verb) give an exhibition of to an interested audience
Synonyms : demo , demonstrate , exhibit , present
Example Sentence
  • She shows her dogs frequently
  • We will demo the new software in Washington

Definition
(verb) establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
Synonyms : demonstrate , establish , prove , shew
Example Sentence
  • The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound
  • The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture

Definition
(verb) provide evidence for
Synonyms : bear witness , evidence , prove , testify
Example Sentence
  • The blood test showed that he was the father
  • Her behavior testified to her incompetence

Definition
(verb) make visible or noticeable
Example Sentence
  • She showed her talent for cooking
  • Show me your etchings, please

Definition
(verb) show in, or as in, a picture
Synonyms : depict , picture , render
Example Sentence
  • This scene depicts country life
  • the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting

Definition
(verb) give expression to
Synonyms : evince , express
Example Sentence
  • She showed her disappointment

Definition
(verb) indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
Synonyms : designate , indicate , point
Example Sentence
  • I showed the customer the glove section
  • He pointed to the empty parking space
  • he indicated his opponents

Definition
(verb) be or become visible or noticeable
Synonyms : show up
Example Sentence
  • His good upbringing really shows
  • The dirty side will show

Definition
(verb) indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments
Synonyms : read , record , register
Example Sentence
  • The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero
  • The gauge read `empty'

Definition
(verb) give evidence of, as of records
Example Sentence
  • The diary shows his distress that evening

Definition
(verb) take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums
Synonyms : usher
Example Sentence
  • The usher showed us to our seats

Definition
(verb) finish third or better in a horse or dog race
Example Sentence
  • he bet $2 on number six to show

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