Dictionary Results for show


1. show - noun

· the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; "a remarkable show of skill"

Hypernym(s): entertainment, amusement




2. show - noun

· something intended to communicate a particular impression; "made a display of strength"; "a show of impatience"; "a good show of looking interested"

Synonym(s): display

Hypernym(s): demonstration, demo




3. show - noun

· a social event involving a public performance or entertainment; "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"

Hypernym(s): social_event




4. show - noun

· 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"

Synonym(s): appearance

Hypernym(s): pretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigning




5. show - verb

· give an exhibition of to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington"

Synonym(s): demo, exhibit, present, demonstrate

Hypernym(s): show




6. show - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): prove, demonstrate, establish, shew

Hypernym(s): confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm




7. show - verb

· provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"

Synonym(s): testify, bear_witness, prove, evidence

Hypernym(s): inform




8. show - verb

· make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please"

Antonym(s): hide




9. show - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): picture, depict, render

Hypernym(s): represent, interpret




10. show - verb

· give expression to; "She showed her disappointment"

Synonym(s): express, evince

Hypernym(s): convey




11. show - verb

· 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"

Synonym(s): indicate, point, designate

Hypernym(s): inform




12. show - verb

· be or become visible or noticeable; "His good upbringing really shows"; "The dirty side will show"

Synonym(s): show_up

Hypernym(s): appear




13. show - verb

· indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'"

Synonym(s): read, register, record

Hypernym(s): indicate




14. show - verb

· give evidence of, as of records; "The diary shows his distress that evening"

Hypernym(s): read, register, show, record




15. show - verb

· take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums; "The usher showed us to our seats"

Synonym(s): usher

Hypernym(s): lead, take, direct, conduct, guide




16. show - verb

· finish third or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2 on number six to show"

Hypernym(s): race, run





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