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Dictionary definition for: Show

1. (n) a public exhibition of entertainment; "a remarkable show of skill"

2. (v) show or demonstrate something to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently" "We will demo the new software in Washington"

3. (n) something intended to communicate a particular impression; "made a display of strength" "a show of impatience" "a good show of looking interested"

4. (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"

5. (n) a public exhibition or entertainment; "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"

6. (v) provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father" "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"

7. (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"

8. (v) make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for cooking" "Show me your etchings, please"

9. (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"

10. (v) give expression to; "She showed her disappointment"

11. (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"

12. (v) make clear and visible; "The article revealed the policies of the government"

13. (v) be or become visible or noticeable; "His good upbringing really shows" "The dirty side will show"

14. (v) indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero" "The gauge read "empty"

15. (v) give evidence of, as of records; "The diary shows his distress that evening"

16. (v) show (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums; "The usher showed us to our seats"

17. (v) finish third or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2 on number six to show"

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