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show

noun (n)

  • the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining (noun.act)
    Example:
    A remarkable show of skill.
    source: wordnet30
  • something intended to communicate a particular impression (noun.communication)
    Synonym: display
    Example:
    A show of impatience.
    A good show of looking interested.
    source: wordnet30
  • a social event involving a public performance or entertainment (noun.communication)
    Example:
    They wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway.
    source: wordnet30
  • pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression (noun.act)
    Synonym: appearance
    Example:
    That ceremony is just for show.
    source: wordnet30
  • The act of showing, or bringing to view; exposure to sight; exhibition. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • give an exhibition of to an interested audience (verb.perception)
    Example:
    She shows her dogs frequently.
    source: wordnet30
  • establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment (verb.cognition)
    Example:
    The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture.
    source: wordnet30
  • provide evidence for (verb.communication)
    Example:
    The blood test showed that he was the father.
    source: wordnet30
  • make visible or noticeable (verb.perception)
    Antonym: conceal, hide
    Example:
    She showed her talent for cooking.
    Show me your etchings, please.
    source: wordnet30
  • show in, or as in, a picture (verb.creation)
    Synonym: depict, picture, render
    source: wordnet30
  • give expression to (verb.communication)
    Synonym: evince, express
    Example:
    She showed her disappointment.
    source: wordnet30
  • indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively (verb.communication)
    Example:
    I showed the customer the glove section.
    source: wordnet30
  • be or become visible or noticeable (verb.perception)
    Synonym: show up
    Example:
    His good upbringing really shows.
    The dirty side will show.
    source: wordnet30
  • indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments (verb.communication)
    Synonym: read, record, register
    Example:
    The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero.
    source: wordnet30
  • give evidence of, as of records (verb.communication)
    Example:
    The diary shows his distress that evening.
    source: wordnet30
  • take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums (verb.motion)
    Synonym: usher
    Example:
    The usher showed us to our seats.
    source: wordnet30
  • finish third or better in a horse or dog race (verb.competition)
    Example:
    He bet $2 on number six to show.
    source: wordnet30
  • 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). (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To exhibit or manifest one's self or itself; to appear; to look; to be in appearance; to seem. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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