show


show
[[t]ʃoʊ[/t]]
v. showed, shown showed, show•ing,
1) to cause or allow to be seen; exhibit; display
2) sbz to present or perform as a public entertainment or spectacle:
to show a movie[/ex]
3) to indicate; point out:
to show the way[/ex]
4) to guide; escort:
Show her in[/ex]
5) to make known; explain:
He showed what he meant[/ex]
6) to reveal; demonstrate:
Your work shows promise[/ex]
7) to register; mark:
The thermometer showed 10 below zero[/ex]
8) to exhibit or offer for sale:
to show a house[/ex]
9) to allege, as in a legal document:
to show cause[/ex]
10) to produce, as facts in an affidavit or at a hearing
11) to offer; grant:
to show mercy[/ex]
12) to be or become visible:
Does my slip show?[/ex]
13) to be manifested in a certain way:
to show to advantage[/ex]
14) to put on an exhibition or performance:
Several designers are showing now[/ex]
15) to make an appearance; show up
16) to finish third, as in a horse race
17) phv show off
a) to display to advantage:
The gold frame shows off the picture beautifully[/ex]
b) to present for admiration or approval:
young parents showing off their new baby[/ex]
c) to seek attention by ostentatious or insistent display of one's talent, possessions, achievements, etc
18) phv show up
a) to make known; reveal:
It showed up the flaws in the plan[/ex]
b) to appear as specified; be seen:
White shows up well against the blue[/ex]
c) to come to or arrive at a place
d) to make (another) seem inferior; outdo
19) sbz a theatrical production, performance, or company
20) sbz a radio or television program
21) sbz a motion picture
22) cvb an exposition of products by various manufacturers in a particular industry
23) exhibition:
a show of Renoirs[/ex]
24) ostentatious display:
all show and no substance[/ex]
25) a display or demonstration:
a show of courage[/ex]
26) spo the position of the competitor who comes in third, as in a horse race
Compare place 24), b) win 15)
27) appearance; impression:
to make a sorry show[/ex]
28) a sight or spectacle
29) med
a) the first appearance of blood at the onset of menstruation
b) a blood-tinged mucous discharge from the vagina that indicates the onset of labor
Etymology: bef. 900; ME showen, s(c)hewen to look at, show, OE scēawian to look at

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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