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  Definition of show
  1. a public exhibition of entertainment; "a remarkable show of skill"
  2. 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"
  3. a public exhibition or entertainment; "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"
  4. something intended to communicate a particular impression; "made a display of strength"; "a show of impatience"; "a good show of looking interested"
  5. 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"
  6. indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty''"
  7. give evidence of, as of records; "The diary shows his distress that evening"
  8. 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"
  9. give expression to; "She showed her disappointment"
  10. provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"
  11. finish third or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2 on number six to show"
  12. 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"
  13. show (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums; "The usher showed us to our seats"
  14. make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please"
  15. be or become visible or noticeable; "His good upbringing really shows"; "The dirty side will show"
  16. make clear and visible; "The article revealed the policies of the government"
  17. show or demonstrate something to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington"
Similar Words: appearance, display, prove, demonstrate, establish, shew, read, register, record, indicate, point, express, evince, testify, bear witness, evidence, picture, depict, render, usher, show up, reveal, demo, exhibit, present

 

See Also: flaunt, flash, show off, ostentate, swank

 

Hyponyms: carnival, fair, funfair, dog show, horseshow, raree-show, circus, cabaret, floorshow, floor show, ice show, interlude, intermezzo, entr'acte, display, exhibit, showing, presentation, presentment, demonstration, road show, sideshow, Wild West Show, Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, stage dancing, choreography, movie, film, picture, moving picture, moving-picture show, motion picture, motion-picture show, picture show, pic, flick, attraction, broadcast, program, programme, performance, public presentation, burlesque, play, galanty show, shadow show, shadow play, puppet show, puppet play, variety show, variety, big stick, gaudery, prove oneself, prove, negate, contradict, stultify, say, strike, attest, surcharge, finger, signalize, signalise, point out, call attention, reflect, sneer, imply, connote, burst out, suggest, evoke, paint a picture, give, exude, vent, ventilate, give vent, give voice, formulate, word, phrase, articulate, stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuate, menace, beam, smile, certify, manifest, demonstrate, evidence, presume, adduce, abduce, cite, illustrate, map, marshal, peep, project, do justice, flash, screen, expose, fly, uncover, bring out, unveil, reveal, demo, present, define, delineate, register, express, bring home

 

Derivational Morphology: demo, exhibit, present, demonstrate, reveal, display, establishment, validation, adjustment, registration, readjustment, reading, meter reading, indication, arrow, pointer, cursor, denotation, evidence, grounds, testimony, testimonial, testifier, deponent, depiction, delineation, portrayal, picture, pictorial matter, image, icon, ikon, depicting, portraying, painting, pictorial representation, picturing, usher, guide, disclosure, revelation, revealing, demonstration, presentation, presentment, demonstrator, exhibitor, exhibitioner, shower, screening, showing, viewing

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 展示   Croatian: izložba and pokazati and šou  
Dutch: aantonen and show and tentoonstelling and tonen   Esperanto: vidigi  
Finnish: näyttää and näyttely   French: démontrer and montrer and spectacle  
German: zeigen   Hebrew: הופעה and להציג and להראות and מופע  
Hindi: दिखाना   Hungarian: mutat  
Italian: dimostrare and mostra and mostrare and spettacolo   Japanese: 見せる  
Korean: 가리키다   Maltese: spettaklu and wirja  
Norwegian: vise   Persian: نمایش  
Portuguese: demonstrar and mostrar   Romanian: arăta and expoziţie and spectacol  
Russian: выставка and показывать and спектакль   Spanish: demostrar and espectáculo and exposición and mostrar  
Swedish: show and uppvisning and visa  
 
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