Definition of Show

1. Noun. The act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining. "A remarkable show of skill"

2. Verb. Give an exhibition of to an interested audience. "The parents show the children a French poem "; "We will demo the new software in Washington"

3. Noun. Something intended to communicate a particular impression. "A good show of looking interested"
Exact synonyms: Display
Generic synonyms: Demo, Demonstration
Specialized synonyms: Big Stick, Gaudery, Pomp

4. Verb. Establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment. "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"
Exact synonyms: Demonstrate, Establish, Prove, Shew
Specialized synonyms: Prove Oneself, Prove, Contradict, Negate, Stultify
Generic synonyms: Affirm, Confirm, Corroborate, Substantiate, Support, Sustain
Derivative terms: Demonstrative, Establishment
Antonyms: Disprove

5. Noun. A social event involving a public performance or entertainment. "They wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"

6. Verb. Provide evidence for. "They show that there was a traffic accident "; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"
Exact synonyms: Bear Witness, Evidence, Prove, Testify
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
Specialized synonyms: Attest, Certify, Demonstrate, Evidence, Manifest, Presume, Abduce, Adduce, Cite
Generic synonyms: Inform
Derivative terms: Evidence, Evidence, Evidence, Testifier, Testimony, Testimony

7. Noun. Pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression. "That ceremony is just for show"
Exact synonyms: Appearance
Generic synonyms: Feigning, Pretence, Pretending, Pretense, Simulation
Derivative terms: Showy

8. Verb. Make visible or noticeable. "Show me your etchings, please"

9. Verb. Show in, or as in, a picture. "The face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"
Exact synonyms: Depict, Picture, Render
Category relationships: Art, Artistic Creation, Artistic Production
Generic synonyms: Interpret, Represent
Specialized synonyms: Illustrate, Map
Derivative terms: Depicting, Depiction, Depictive, Picture, Picture, Picture, Picture, Picture, Picturing

10. Verb. Give expression to. "She showed her disappointment"

11. Verb. Indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively. "He indicated his opponents"
Exact synonyms: Designate, Indicate, Point
Generic synonyms: Inform
Specialized synonyms: Point, Finger, Call Attention, Point Out, Signalise, Signalize, Reflect
Derivative terms: Indication, Pointer, Pointer, Pointer

12. Verb. Be or become visible or noticeable. "The moon will soon show "; "The dirty side will show"
Exact synonyms: Show Up
Generic synonyms: Appear
Specialized synonyms: Register

13. Verb. Indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments. "The gauge read `empty'"
Exact synonyms: Read, Record, Register
Specialized synonyms: Say, Strike
Generic synonyms: Indicate
Derivative terms: Reading, Reading, Registration

14. Verb. Give evidence of, as of records. "The diary shows his distress that evening"
Specialized synonyms: Attest, Surcharge
Generic synonyms: Read, Record, Register

15. Verb. Take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums. "The usher showed us to our seats"
Exact synonyms: Usher
Generic synonyms: Conduct, Direct, Guide, Lead, Take
Specialized synonyms: Marshal
Derivative terms: Usher

16. Verb. Finish third or better in a horse or dog race. "He bet $2 on number six to show"
Generic synonyms: Race, Run

Definition of Show

1. v. t. 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).

2. v. i. To exhibit or manifest one's self or itself; to appear; to look; to be in appearance; to seem.

3. n. The act of showing, or bringing to view; exposure to sight; exhibition.

Definition of Show

1. Verb. (transitive) To display, to have somebody see (something). ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To indicate (a fact) to be true; to demonstrate. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To guide or escort. ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) To be visible, to be seen. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive informal) To put in an appearance; show up. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive informal) To have an enlarged belly and thus be recognizable as pregnant. ¹

7. Verb. (intransitive racing) To finish third, especially of horses or dogs. ¹

8. Noun. A play, dance, or other entertainment. ¹

9. Noun. An exhibition of items. ¹

10. Noun. A demonstration. ¹

11. Noun. A broadcast program/programme. ¹

12. Noun. A movie. ¹

13. Noun. Mere display with no substance ¹

14. Noun. A project or presentation. ¹

15. Noun. (baseball with “the”) The major leagues. ¹

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Definition of Show

1. to cause or permit to be seen [v SHOWED, SHOWN, SHOWING, SHOWS] : SHOWABLE [adj]

Medical Definition of Show

1. 1. To exhibit or manifest one's self or itself; to appear; to look; to be in appearance; to seem. "Just such she shows before a rising storm." (Dryden) "All round a hedge upshoots, and shows at distance like a little wood." (Tennyson) 2. To have a certain appearance, as well or ill, fit or unfit; to become or suit; to appear. "My lord of York, it better showed with you." (Shak) To show off, to make a show; to display one's self. Origin: Written also shew. 1. 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 colours; shopkeepers show customers goods (show goods to customers). "Go thy way, shew thyself to the priest." (Matt. Viii. 4) "Nor want we skill or art from whence to raise Magnificence; and what can heaven show more?" (Milton) 2. To exhibit to the mental view; to tell; to disclose; to reveal; to make known; as, to show one's designs. "Shew them the way wherein they must walk." (Ex. Xviii. 20) "If it please my father to do thee evil, then I will shew it thee, and send thee away." (1 Sam. Xx. 13) 3. 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. 4. 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. "I 'll show my duty by my timely care." (Dryden) 5. To bestow; to confer; to afford; as, to show favor. "Shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me." (Ex. Xx. 6) To show forth, to manifest; to publish; to proclaim. To show his paces, to exhibit the gait, speed, or the like; said especially of a horse. To show off, to exhibit ostentatiously. To show up, to expose. Origin: Showed; Shown or Showed; Showing. It is sometimes written shew, shewed, shewn, shewing] [OE. Schowen, shewen, schewen, shawen, AS. Sceawian, to look, see, view; akin to OS. Scawn, OFries. Skawia, D. Schouwen, OHG. Scouwn, G. Schauen, Dan. Skue, Sw. Skda, Icel. Skoa, Goth. Usskawjan to waken, skuggwa a mirror, Icel. Skuggy shade, shadow, L. Cavere to be on one's guard, Gr. To mark, perceive, hear, Skr. Kavi wise. Cf. Caution, Scavenger, Sheen. 1. The act of showing, or bringing to view; exposure to sight; exhibition. 2. 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. "As for triumphs, masks, feasts, and such shows." (Bacon) 3. Proud or ostentatious display; parade; pomp. "I envy none their pageantry and show." (Young) 4. Semblance; likeness; appearance. "He through the midst unmarked, In show plebeian angel militant Of lowest order, passed." (Milton) 5. False semblance; deceitful appearance; pretense. "Beware of the scribes, . . . Which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers." (Luke xx. 46. 47) 6. A discharge, from the vagina, of mucus streaked with blood, occuring a short time before labour. 7. A pale blue flame, at the top of a candle flame, indicating the presence of fire damp. Show bill, a broad sheet containing an advertisement in large letters. Show box, a box xontaining some object of curiosity carried round as a show. Show card, an advertising placard; also, a card for displaying samples. Show case, a glaed case, box, or cabinet for displaying and protecting shopkeepers' wares, articles on exhibition in museums, etc. Show glass, a glass which displays objects; a mirror. Show of hands, a raising of hands to indicate judgment; as, the vote was taken by a show of hands. Show stone, a piece of glass or crystal supposed to have the property of exhibiting images of persons or things not present, indicating in that way future events. Origin: Formerly written also shew. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Show

shovelnose catfish
shovelnose frog
show a clean pair of heels
show a leg
show a little ginger
show and tell
show ankle
show barn
show barns
show bill

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