Pronunciation of show: SH OW1 (ʃoʊ)
Number of syllables of show: 1
Definition of show
- (n): a public exhibition of entertainment; "a remarkable show of skill"
- (n): pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression; "they try to keep up appearances"; "that ceremony is just for show"
- (n): a public exhibition or entertainment; "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"
- (n): something intended to communicate a particular impression; "made a display of strength"; "a show of impatience"; "a good show of looking interested"
- (v): 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"
- (v): indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty''"
- (v): give evidence of, as of records; "The diary shows his distress that evening"
- (v): 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"
- (v): give expression to; "She showed her disappointment"
- (v): provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"
- (v): finish third or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2 on number six to show"
- (v): show in, or as in, a picture; "This scene depicts country life"; "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"
- (v): show (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums; "The usher showed us to our seats"
- (v): make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please"
- (v): be or become visible or noticeable; "His good upbringing really shows"; "The dirty side will show"
- (v): make clear and visible; "The article revealed the policies of the government"
- (v): show or demonstrate something to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington"
Examples of show
- The image purports to show the characters in an EGA display.
- He did the early show and then did the lunchtime show and then the late show.
- The makers of Darkplace endeavoured to make the show seem authentic.
- The show was restructured.
- The show sickens Harry.
- Eyes show honesty.
- The prime attraction of this show is the display of exotic and rare orchids.
- According to the guide, the show is a mixture of infotainment and fiction.
- They revitalized the show.
- The company of a guide to show the ways and guide the hikes is fundamental.