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English noun: show

1. show (act) the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining


SamplesA remarkable show of skill.


Broader (hypernym)amusement, entertainment


Narrower (hyponym)Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, cabaret, carnival, circus, demonstration, demonstration, display, dog show, entr'acte, exhibit, fair, floor show, floorshow, funfair, horseshow, ice show, interlude, intermezzo, presentation, presentment, raree-show, road show, showing, sideshow, Wild West Show

2. show (communication) something intended to communicate a particular impression


SamplesMade a display of strength.
A show of impatience.
A good show of looking interested.


Synonymsdisplay


Broader (hypernym)demo, demonstration


Narrower (hyponym)big stick, gaudery, pomp

3. show (communication) a social event involving a public performance or entertainment


SamplesThey wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway.


Broader (hypernym)social event


Narrower (hyponym)attraction, broadcast, burlesque, choreography, film, flick, galanty show, motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, performance, pic, picture, picture show, play, program, programme, public presentation, puppet play, puppet show, shadow play, shadow show, stage dancing, variety, variety show

4. show (act) pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression


SamplesThey try to keep up appearances.
That ceremony is just for show.


Synonymsappearance


Broader (hypernym)feigning, pretence, pretending, pretense, simulation


English verb: show

1. show (perception) give an exhibition of to an interested audience


SamplesShe shows her dogs frequently.
We will demo the new software in Washington.


ExamplesThe parents show a French poem to the children, The parents show the children a French poem


Synonymsdemo, demonstrate, exhibit, present


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody with something


Broader (hypernym)show


Narrower (hyponym)bring home

2. show (cognition) establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment


SamplesThe experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound.
The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture.


Synonymsdemonstrate, establish, prove, shew


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)affirm, confirm, corroborate, substantiate, support, sustain


Narrower (hyponym)contradict, negate, prove, prove oneself, stultify


Antonymsconfute, disprove

3. show (communication) provide evidence for


SamplesThe blood test showed that he was the father.
Her behavior testified to her incompetence.


ExamplesThey show that there was a traffic accident


Synonymsbear witness, evidence, prove, testify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)inform


Narrower (hyponym)abduce, adduce, attest, certify, cite, demonstrate, evidence, manifest, presume


Domain categoryjurisprudence, law

4. show (perception) make visible or noticeable


SamplesShe showed her talent for cooking.
Show me your etchings, please.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Narrower (hyponym)bring out, define, delineate, demo, demonstrate, display, do justice, etch, exhibit, exhibit, expose, flash, fly, give, peep, present, project, reflect, reveal, screen, show, uncover, unveil


Causesee


Antonymsconceal, hide

5. show (creation) show in, or as in, a picture


SamplesThis scene depicts country life.
The face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting.


Synonymsdepict, picture, render


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)interpret, represent


Narrower (hyponym)illustrate, map


Domain categoryart, artistic creation, artistic production

6. show (communication) give expression to


SamplesShe showed her disappointment.


Synonymsevince, express


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)convey


Narrower (hyponym)accent, accentuate, articulate, beam, burst out, connote, emphasise, emphasize, evoke, exude, formulate, give, give vent, give voice, imply, imply, menace, paint a picture, phrase, punctuate, smile, sneer, stress, suggest, vent, ventilate, word

7. show (communication) indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively


SamplesI showed the customer the glove section.
He pointed to the empty parking space.
He indicated his opponents.


Synonymsdesignate, indicate, point


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE


Broader (hypernym)inform


Narrower (hyponym)call attention, finger, point, point out, reflect, signalise, signalize

8. show (perception) be or become visible or noticeable


SamplesHis good upbringing really shows.
The dirty side will show.


ExamplesThe moon will soon show


Synonymsshow up


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)appear


Narrower (hyponym)register

9. show (communication) indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments


SamplesThe thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero.
The gauge read `empty'.


Synonymsread, record, register


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)indicate


Narrower (hyponym)say, show, strike

10. show (communication) give evidence of, as of records


SamplesThe diary shows his distress that evening.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)read, record, register, show


Narrower (hyponym)attest, surcharge

11. show (motion) take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums


SamplesThe usher showed us to our seats.


Synonymsusher


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)conduct, direct, guide, lead, take


Narrower (hyponym)marshal

12. show (competition) finish third or better in a horse or dog race


SamplesHe bet $2 on number six to show.


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)race, run









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