1. the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
- a remarkable show of skill
2. something intended to communicate a particular impression
- a show of impatience
- a good show of looking interested
Similar word(s): display
3. a social event involving a public performance or entertainment
- they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway
Definition categories: communication
4. pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression
- that ceremony is just for show
Similar word(s): appearance
Sentences with show as a noun:
- art show;
- show of force
- radio show;
- Let's catch a show.
- The dog sounds ferocious but it's all show.
- Let's get on with the show.
- He played AA ball for years, but never made it to the show.
1. give an exhibition of to an interested audience
- She shows her dogs frequently
2. establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
- The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture
3. provide evidence for
- The blood test showed that he was the father
4. make visible or noticeable
- She showed her talent for cooking
- Show me your etchings, please
Definition categories: perception
5. show in, or as in, a picture
6. give expression to
- She showed her disappointment
7. indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
- I showed the customer the glove section
8. be or become visible or noticeable
- His good upbringing really shows
- The dirty side will show
9. indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments
- The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero
10. give evidence of, as of records
- The diary shows his distress that evening
11. take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums
- The usher showed us to our seats
Similar word(s): usher
12. finish third or better in a horse or dog race
- he bet $2 on number six to show
Sentences with show as a verb:
- The car's dull finish showed years of neglect.
- All he had to show for four years of attendance at college was a framed piece of paper.
- to show mercy; to show favour
- Could you please show him on his way. He has overstayed his welcome.
- Your bald patch is starting to show.
- We waited for an hour, but they never showed.
- In the third race: Aces Up won, paying eight dollars; Blarney Stone placed, paying three dollars; and Cinnamon showed, paying five dollars.