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Definitions of show

  1. To exhibit to the mental view; to tell; to disclose; to reveal; to make known; as, to show one's designs. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To bestow; to confer; to afford; as, to show favor. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. To present to view: to enable to perceive or know: to inform: to teach: to guide: to prove: to explain: to bestow. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. To exhibit; display; prove; inform; bestow. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. To present to view; exhibit; explain; reveal; prove; convince; confer; bestow. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. To exhibit or manifest one's self or itself; to appear; to look; to be in appearance; to seem. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To have a certain appearance, as well or ill, fit or unfit; to become or suit; to appear. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To present an appearance; to be visible or noticeable; as, the stain shows. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. To appear: to look:-pa.p. shown or showed. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  13. To oppear. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  14. provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. make clear and visible; "The article revealed the policies of the government" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. give evidence of, as of records; "The diary shows his distress that evening" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. finish third or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2 on number six to show" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. be or become visible or noticeable; "His good upbringing really shows"; "The dirty side will show" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. To become visible; appear; seem. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. To present to the view; to enable to see or perceive; to teach or inform; to prove; to manifest; to point out; to bestow. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. 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. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  24. something intended to communicate a particular impression; "made a display of strength"; "a show of impatience"; "a good show of looking interested" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. a public exhibition of entertainment; "a remarkable show of skill" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. a public exhibition or entertainment; "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  27. make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. 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). Webster Dictionary DB
  29. The act of showing, or bringing to view; exposure to sight; exhibition. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Proud or ostentatious display; parade; pomp. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. Semblance; likeness; appearance. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. False semblance; deceitful appearance; pretense. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. A discharge, from the vagina, of mucus streaked with blood, occuring a short time before labor. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. A pale blue flame, at the top of a candle flame, indicating the presence of fire damp. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. 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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  37. Act of showing: display: a sight or spectacle: parade: appearance: plausibility: pretence. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  38. Display; spectacle; appearance. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  39. A spectacle; exhibition; display; parade; pretense; semblance; indication; promise. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  40. 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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  41. A sight or spectacle; something exhibited for money; superficial appearance; ostentatious display; hypocritical pretence; public appearance. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  42. Showing. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  43. Showed. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  44. Shown. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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
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