HyperDic: show

English > 16 senses of the word show:
VERBperceptionshow, demo, exhibit, present, demonstrategive an exhibition of to an interested audience
cognitionshow, prove, demonstrate, establish, shewestablish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment / experiment
communicationshow, testify, bear witness, prove, evidenceprovide evidence for
perceptionshowmake visible or noticeable
creationshow, picture, depict, rendershow in, or as in, a picture / picture
communicationshow, express, evincegive expression / expression to
communicationshow, indicate, point, designateindicate a place, direction, person, or thing
perceptionshow, show upbe or become visible or noticeable / noticeable
communicationshow, read, register, recordindicate a certain reading
communicationshowgive evidence of, as of records / records / records
motionshow, ushertake (someone) to their seats / seats / seats, as in theaters or auditoriums
competitionshowfinish third or better in a horse or dog race
NOUNactshowthe act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
communicationshow, displaysomething intended to communicate a particular impression
communicationshowa social event involving a public performance or entertainment
actshow, appearancepretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression
show > pronunciation
Soundsshow'
Rhymessideshow
English > show: 16 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining.
Example"a remarkable show of skill"
NarrowerWild West Show, Buffalo Bill's Wild West ShowA spectacular show organized in 1883 by William F. Cody that featured horseback riding and marksmanship on a large / large scale
cabaret, floorshow, floor showA series of acts at a night club
carnival, fair, funfairA traveling show
circusA performance given by a traveling company of acrobats, clowns, and trained animals
demonstrationA show of military force or preparedness
display, exhibit, showingSomething shown to the public
dog showA competitive exhibition of dogs
horseshowA competitive exhibition of horses
ice showAny entertainment performed by ice skaters
interlude, intermezzo, entr'acteA brief show (music or dance etc) inserted between the sections of a longer performance
presentation, presentment, demonstrationA show or display
raree-showA street show
road showA show on tour
sideshowA minor show that is part of a larger / larger one (as at the circus)
Broaderentertainment, amusementAn activity that is diverting and that holds the attention
Spanishespectáculo, exhibición, muestra
Catalandemostració, espectacle, exhibició, mostra
Adjectivesshowydisplaying brilliance and virtuosity
Verbsshowgive an exhibition of to an interested audience
English > show: 16 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningSomething intended to communicate a particular impression.
Examples
  • "a show of impatience"
  • "a good show of looking interested"
Synonymdisplay
Narrowerbig stickA display of force or power
gaudery, pompcheap or pretentious / pretentious or vain display
Broaderdemonstration, demoA visual presentation showing how something works
Spanishexhibición, indicio, muestra, signo
Catalanexhibició, indici, signe
English > show: 16 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA social event involving a public performance or entertainment.
Example"they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"
NarrowerattractionAn entertainment that is offered to the public
broadcast, program, programmeA radio or television show
burlesqueA theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor
galanty show, shadow show, shadow playA drama / drama executed by throwing shadows on a wall
movie, film, picture, moving picture, moving-picture show, motion picture, motion-picture show, picture show, pic, flickA form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
performance, public presentationA dramatic or musical entertainment
playA theatrical performance of a drama / drama
puppet show, puppet playA show in which the actors are puppets / puppets
stage dancing, choreographyA show involving artistic dancing
variety show, varietyA show consisting of a series of short / short unrelated performances
Broadersocial eventAn event characteristic of persons forming groups
Spanishespectáculo, show, teatro
Catalanespectacle, xou
Verbsshowgive an exhibition of to an interested audience
English > show: 16 senses > noun 4, act
Meaningpretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression.
Example "that ceremony is just for show"
Synonymappearance
Broaderpretense, pretence, pretending, simulation, feigningThe act of giving a false / false / false appearance
Spanishapariencia
Catalanaparença
Adjectivesshowymarked by ostentation but often tasteless
English > show: 16 senses > verb 1, perception
MeaningGive an exhibition of to an interested audience.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s somebody with something
ModelThe parents show a French poem to the children; The parents show the children a French poem
Example"She shows her dogs frequently"
Synonymsdemo, exhibit, present, demonstrate
Narrowerbring homemake understandable and clear
Broadershowmake visible or noticeable
Spanishdemostrar, evidenciar, exhibir, manifestar, mostrar, obsequiar, presentar, revelar
Catalandemostrar, ensenyar, evidenciar, exhibir, mostrar, obsequiar, presentar, provar, revelar
Nounsshowthe act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
showa social event involving a public performance or entertainment
showingsomething shown to the public
showingthe display of a motion picture
English > show: 16 senses > verb 2, cognition
MeaningEstablish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment / experiment.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"
Synonymsprove, demonstrate, establish, shew
Narrowernegate, contradictprove negative
proveprove formally
prove oneselfshow one's ability or courage
stultifyprove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence
Broaderconfirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirmEstablish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
Oppositedisprove, confuteprove to be false
Spanishcomprobar, demostrar, establecer, evidenciar, implantar, instaurar, instituir, mostrar, presentar, probar, revelar
Catalandemostrar, establir, evidenciar, implantar, instaurar, instituir, mostrar, presentar, provar, revelar
English > show: 16 senses > verb 3, communication
MeaningProvide evidence for.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey show that there was a traffic accident
Example"The blood test showed that he was the father"
Synonymstestify, bear witness, prove, evidence
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Narroweradduce, abduce, citeAdvance evidence for
attest, certify, manifest, demonstrate, evidenceProvide evidence for
presumeconstitute reasonable evidence for
BroaderinformImpart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
Spanishdeclarar, demostrar, evidenciar, mostrar, presentar, prestar, probar, revelar, ser testigo, testificar, testimoniar
Catalandeclarar, demostrar, evidenciar, mostrar, presentar, prestar, provar, revelar, testificar
English > show: 16 senses > verb 4, perception
Meaningmake visible or noticeable.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Examples
  • "She showed her talent for cooking"
  • "Show me your etchings, please"
Cause toseeperceive by sight or have the power to perceive by sight
Narrowerbring out, unveil, revealmake visible
define, delineateShow the form or outline of
do justicebring out fully or to advantage
etchCause to stand out or be clearly defined or visible
expose, exhibit, displayTo show, make visible or apparent
flashexpose or show briefly
flyDisplay in the air or cause to float
givePresent to view
peepCause to appear
projectProject on a screen
reflectShow an image of
screenProject onto a screen for viewing
show, demo, exhibit, present, demonstrateGive an exhibition of to an interested audience
See alsoshow offdisplay proudly
Oppositehide, concealprevent from being seen or discovered
Spanishaparecer, enseñar, evidenciar, mostrar, poner de manifiesto, presentar, revelar
Catalanensenyar, mostrar, presentar, revelar
English > show: 16 senses > verb 5, creation
Meaningshow in, or as in, a picture / picture.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymspicture, depict, render
Categoryart, artistic creation, artistic productionThe creation of beautiful or significant things
Narrowerillustratedepict with an illustration
mapdepict as if on a map
Broaderrepresent, interpretcreate an image or likeness of
Spanishmostrar, pintar, retratar
Catalanretratar
English > show: 16 senses > verb 6, communication
MeaningGive expression / expression to.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"She showed her disappointment"
Synonymsexpress, evince
NarrowerbeamExpress with a beaming face or smile
burst outGive sudden release to an expression
exudemake apparent by one's mood or behavior
givemanifest or show
give voice, formulate, word, phrase, articulateput into words or an expression
imply, connoteExpress or state indirectly
implySuggest as a logically necessary consequence
menaceExpress a threat either by an utterance or a gesture
smileExpress with a smile
sneerExpress through a scornful smile
stress, emphasize, emphasise, punctuate, accent, accentuateTo stress, single out as important
suggest, evoke, paint a pictureCall to mind
vent, ventilate, give ventGive expression or utterance to
Broaderconveymake known
Spanishevidenciar, expresar, manifestar, mostrar, presentar, revelar
Catalanensenyar, expressar, manifestar, mostrar, presentar, reflectir, revelar
English > show: 16 senses > verb 7, communication
MeaningIndicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"I showed the customer the glove section"
Synonymsindicate, point, designate
NarrowerfingerIndicate the fingering for the playing of musical scores for keyboard instruments
pointIndicate the presence of (game) by standing and pointing with the muzzle
reflectmanifest or bring back
signalize, signalise, point out, call attentionpoint out carefully and clearly
BroaderinformImpart knowledge of some fact, state or affairs, or event to
Spanishapuntar, demostrar, designar, enseñar, indicar, mostrar, presentar, probar, revelar, señalar
Catalanapuntar, assenyalar, demostrar, designar, ensenyar, indicar, mostrar, presentar, provar, revelar
English > show: 16 senses > verb 8, perception
MeaningBe or become visible or noticeable / noticeable.
PatternSomething ----s; Something is ----ing PP
ModelThe moon will soon show
Examples
  • "His good upbringing really shows"
  • "The dirty side will show"
Synonymshow up
Narrowerregistershow in one's face
BroaderappearCome into sight or view
Spanishdemostrar, destacar, mostrar, presentar, resaltar, revelar
Catalandemostrar, ensenyar, mostrar, presentar, ressaltar, revelar
English > show: 16 senses > verb 9, communication
Meaningindicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"
Synonymsread, register, record
NarrowersayIndicate
showGive evidence of, as of records / records / records
strikeIndicate (a certain time) by striking
BroaderindicateTo state or express briefly
Spanishmarcar, registrar
Catalanenregistrar, marcar, registrar
English > show: 16 senses > verb 10, communication
MeaningGive evidence of, as of records / records / records.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The diary shows his distress that evening"
NarrowerattestEstablish or verify the usage of
surchargeshow an omission in (an account) for which credit ought to have been given
Broaderread, register, show, recordindicate a certain reading
Spanishmostrar
English > show: 16 senses > verb 11, motion
MeaningTake (someone) to their seats / seats / seats, as in theaters or auditoriums.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"The usher showed us to our seats"
Synonymusher
NarrowermarshalLead ceremoniously, as in a procession
Broaderlead, take, direct, conduct, guideTake somebody somewhere
Spanishguiar
Catalananunciar, guiar, introduir
English > show: 16 senses > verb 12, competition
MeaningFinish third or better in a horse or dog race.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"he bet $2 on number six to show"
Broaderrace, runcompete in a race

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