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Definitions of show

  1. provide evidence for; " The blood test showed that he was the father"; " Her behavior testified to her incompetence"
  2. 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"
  3. 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"
  4. something intended to communicate a particular impression; " made a display of strength"; " a show of impatience"; " a good show of looking interested"
  5. make clear and visible; " The article revealed the policies of the government"
  6. give expression to; " She showed her disappointment"
  7. 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"
  8. indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; " The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; " The gauge read ` empty'"
  9. a public exhibition of entertainment; " a remarkable show of skill"
  10. a public exhibition or entertainment; " they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"
  11. give evidence of, as of records; " The diary shows his distress that evening"
  12. finish third or better in a horse or dog race; " he bet $ 2 on number six to show"
  13. show ( someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums; " The usher showed us to our seats"
  14. be or become visible or noticeable; " His good upbringing really shows"; " The dirty side will show"
  15. make visible or noticeable; " She showed her talent for cooking"; " Show me your etchings, please"
  16. 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).
  17. To exhibit to the mental view; to tell; to disclose; to reveal; to make known; as, to show one's designs.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. To bestow; to confer; to afford; as, to show favor.
  21. To exhibit or manifest one's self or itself; to appear; to look; to be in appearance; to seem.
  22. To have a certain appearance, as well or ill, fit or unfit; to become or suit; to appear.
  23. The act of showing, or bringing to view; exposure to sight; exhibition.
  24. 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.
  25. Proud or ostentatious display; parade; pomp.
  26. Semblance; likeness; appearance.
  27. False semblance; deceitful appearance; pretense.
  28. A discharge, from the vagina, of mucus streaked with blood, occuring a short time before labor.
  29. A pale blue flame, at the top of a candle flame, indicating the presence of fire damp.
  30. 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.
  31. To present an appearance; to be visible or noticeable; as, the stain shows.
  32. 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.
  33. Showed.
  34. Shown.
  35. Showing.
  36. To present to view: to enable to perceive or know: to inform: to teach: to guide: to prove: to explain: to bestow.
  37. To appear: to look:- pa. p. shown or showed.
  38. Act of showing: display: a sight or spectacle: parade: appearance: plausibility: pretence.
  39. Display; spectacle; appearance.
  40. To exhibit; display; prove; inform; bestow.
  41. To oppear.
  42. To present to view; exhibit; explain; reveal; prove; convince; confer; bestow.
  43. To become visible; appear; seem.
  44. A spectacle; exhibition; display; parade; pretense; semblance; indication; promise.
  45. 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.
  46. To present to the view; to enable to see or perceive; to teach or inform; to prove; to manifest; to point out; to bestow.
  47. 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.
  48. A sight or spectacle; something exhibited for money; superficial appearance; ostentatious display; hypocritical pretence; public appearance.
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Usage examples for show

  1. " I would show him nothing," Schindelberger cried. – The Competitive Nephew by Montague Glass
  2. He was anxious to show all that was in him. – Appreciations and Criticisms of the Works of Charles Dickens by G. K. Chesterton
  3. But if any one should- come here, I will show you a place where nobody would find you. – Paul Faber, Surgeon by George MacDonald
  4. Oh, do be quick and show it to us! – Fairy Tales from the German Forests by Margaret Arndt
  5. B'longed to a Punch's show, he did. – When Ghost Meets Ghost by William Frend De Morgan
  6. Show it to you! – Monsieur Lecoq by Emile Gaboriau
  7. 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
  8. Just ask for me and I'll show you about. – Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt
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