Definition of SHOWS

noun : SHOWS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

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

  • 2. (

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

  • 3. (

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

  • 4. (

    ) 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" ;

verb : SHOWS

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 4. (

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

  • 5. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 7. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 8. (

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

  • 9. (

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

  • 10. (

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

  • 11. (

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

  • 12. (

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


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