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Definition of "show" []

  • To cause or allow to be seen; display. (verb-transitive)
  • To display for sale, in exhibition, or in competition: showed her most recent paintings. (verb-transitive)
  • To conduct; guide: showed them to the table. (verb-transitive)
  • To direct one's attention to; point out: show them the biggest squash in the garden. (verb-transitive)
  • To manifest (an emotion or condition, for example); reveal: showed displeasure at his remark; a carpet that shows wear. (verb-transitive)
  • To make, be, or become visible or noticeable (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To present to view; exhibit (verb)
  • To indicate or explain; prove (verb)
  • To exhibit or present (oneself or itself) in a specific character (verb)
  • To instruct by demonstration (verb)
  • To indicate or register (verb)
  • To grant or bestow (verb)
  • To appear (verb)
  • To exhibit, display, or offer (goods, etc) for sale (verb)
  • To allege, as in a legal document (verb)
  • To present (a play, film, etc) or (of a play, etc) to be presented, as at a theatre or cinema (verb)
  • To guide or escort (verb)
  • To win a place in a horse race, etc (verb)
  • To give a performance of riding and handling (a horse) to display its best points (verb)
  • To put in an appearance; arrive (verb)
  • A display or exhibition (noun)
  • A public spectacle (noun)
  • An ostentatious or pretentious display (noun)
  • A theatrical or other entertainment (noun)
  • A trace or indication (noun)
  • A discharge of blood at the onset of labour (noun)
  • A chance; opportunity (esp in the phrases give someone a show, he's got no show of winning, etc) (noun)
  • A sporting event consisting of contests in which riders perform different exercises to show their skill and their horses' ability and breeding (noun)
  • A thing or affair (esp in the phrases good show, bad show, etc) (noun)
  • A slight indication of the presence of gold (noun)
  • A display of farm animals, with associated competitions (noun)

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Use "show" in a sentence
  • "That, and the truth that in 10 years the naysayers will be forgotten, and made irrelevant...but the show, the *show*...goes on."
  • "Red Line Chemistry will show off its softer side when it headlines a “special acoustic show”"
  • "Priory, to take care of all the old trumpery, and show the place -- you know it's a _show place_."