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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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