Definitions of show

  1. pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression; " they try to keep up appearances"; " that ceremony is just for show"
  2. provide evidence for; " The blood test showed that he was the father"; " Her behavior testified to her incompetence"
  3. show or demonstrate something to an interested audience; " She shows her dogs frequently"; " We will demo the new software in Washington"
  4. establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; " The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; " The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"
  5. show in, or as in, a picture; " This scene depicts country life"; " the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"
  6. something intended to communicate a particular impression; " made a display of strength"; " a show of impatience"; " a good show of looking interested"
  7. make clear and visible; " The article revealed the policies of the government"
  8. give expression to; " She showed her disappointment"
  9. indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively; " I showed the customer the glove section"; " He pointed to the empty parking space"; " he indicated his opponents"
  10. indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; " The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; " The gauge read ` empty'"
  11. a public exhibition of entertainment; " a remarkable show of skill"
  12. a public exhibition or entertainment; " they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"
  13. give evidence of, as of records; " The diary shows his distress that evening"
  14. finish third or better in a horse or dog race; " he bet $ 2 on number six to show"
  15. show ( someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums; " The usher showed us to our seats"
  16. be or become visible or noticeable; " His good upbringing really shows"; " The dirty side will show"
  17. make visible or noticeable; " She showed her talent for cooking"; " Show me your etchings, please"
  18. To exhibit or present to view; to place in sight; to display; -- the thing exhibited being the object, and often with an indirect object denoting the person or thing seeing or beholding; as, to show a house; show your colors; shopkeepers show customers goods ( show goods to customers).
  19. To exhibit to the mental view; to tell; to disclose; to reveal; to make known; as, to show one's designs.
  20. Specifically, to make known the way to ( a person); hence, to direct; to guide; to asher; to conduct; as, to show a person into a parlor; to show one to the door.
  21. To make apparent or clear, as by evidence, testimony, or reasoning; to prove; to explain; also, to manifest; to evince; as, to show the truth of a statement; to show the causes of an event.
  22. To bestow; to confer; to afford; as, to show favor.
  23. To exhibit or manifest one's self or itself; to appear; to look; to be in appearance; to seem.
  24. To have a certain appearance, as well or ill, fit or unfit; to become or suit; to appear.
  25. The act of showing, or bringing to view; exposure to sight; exhibition.
  26. That which os shown, or brought to view; that which is arranged to be seen; a spectacle; an exhibition; as, a traveling show; a cattle show.
  27. Proud or ostentatious display; parade; pomp.
  28. Semblance; likeness; appearance.
  29. False semblance; deceitful appearance; pretense.
  30. A discharge, from the vagina, of mucus streaked with blood, occuring a short time before labor.
  31. A pale blue flame, at the top of a candle flame, indicating the presence of fire damp.
  32. To present to view; exhibit; display; to tell, reveal, or make known; make clear; make ( a person) understand; direct; as, to show one to his seat; bestow; as, to show favor.
  33. To present an appearance; to be visible or noticeable; as, the stain shows.
  34. The act of exhibiting or displaying; the exhibition or display; parade; pomp; deceitful appearance or pretense; as, a show of wealth; sign or promise, as of metal in a mine.
  35. Shower.
  36. Showed.
  37. Shown.
  38. Showing.
  39. An appearance; specifically the first appearance of blood in beginning menstruation or labor.
  40. Bloody discharge during labor.
  41. To present to view: to enable to perceive or know: to inform: to teach: to guide: to prove: to explain: to bestow.
  42. To appear: to look:- pa. p. shown or showed.
  43. Act of showing: display: a sight or spectacle: parade: appearance: plausibility: pretence.
  44. Display; spectacle; appearance.
  45. To exhibit; display; prove; inform; bestow.
  46. To oppear.
  47. To present to view; exhibit; explain; reveal; prove; convince; confer; bestow.
  48. To become visible; appear; seem.
  49. A spectacle; exhibition; display; parade; pretense; semblance; indication; promise.
  50. The act of showing; exhibition to view; appearance; ostentatious display; semblance; plausibility; pretence. Show of hands, a raising of hands as a vote. To show off, to exhibit in an ostentatious manner. To show forth, to proclaim. To show up, to expose.
  51. To present to the view; to enable to see or perceive; to teach or inform; to prove; to manifest; to point out; to bestow.
  52. To appear; to be in appearance; to make known.
  53. To present to view; to make or enable to see or know; to reveal; to give proof of; to publish; to teach, instruct, or inform; to point out; to confer or bestow; to afford; to appear or be in appearance.
  54. A sight or spectacle; something exhibited for money; superficial appearance; ostentatious display; hypocritical pretence; public appearance.

Usage examples for show

  1. Some of 'em show fight, and things get busy. – The Law-Breakers by Ridgwell Cullum
  2. It was the only way in which he could show Mrs. Wilkinson the way out. – The Bertrams by Anthony Trollope
  3. Now I show you. – The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete by Winston Churchill Last Updated: March 5, 2009
  4. Just ask for me and I'll show you about. – Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt
  5. The next few days will show. – Letters From Rome on the Council by Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger
  6. He was anxious to show all that was in him. – Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton
  7. May I show it to you some day? – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  8. 15, 275. You will go for that book, and show it to me here? – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  9. An' I can show it to you, 'cause I've got it right here. – Dawn by Eleanor H. Porter
  10. " I would show him nothing," Schindelberger cried. – The Competitive Nephew by Montague Glass
  11. " Come with me, Max, and I will show you. – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  12. Oh, do be quick and show it to us! – Fairy Tales from the German Forests by Margaret Arndt
  13. I will show him the way, and we will see what we will see. – Rung Ho! by Talbot Mundy
  14. Will you show me the way? – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  15. B'longed to a Punch's show, he did. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  16. When shall I show him to you? – The Correspondence of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1834-1872, Vol II. by Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Waldo Emerson
  17. But if any one should- come here, I will show you a place where nobody would find you. – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  18. That's a good show, isn't it? – Running Sands by Reginald Wright Kauffman
  19. Show it to you! – Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
  20. They didn't show up. – The Flying Stingaree by Harold Leland Goodwin