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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)

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.

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_."