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Overview of noun show

The noun show has 4 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (18) show

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

2. (9) display, show

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

3. show

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

4. appearance, show

(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")


Overview of verb show

The verb show has 12 senses? (first 11 from tagged texts)
1. (136) show, demo, exhibit, present, demonstrate

(give an exhibition of to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington")

2. (63) prove, demonstrate, establish, show, shew

(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")

3. (57) testify, bear witness, prove, evidence, show

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

4. (43) show

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

5. (32) picture, depict, render, show

(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")

6. (24) express, show, evince

(give expression to; "She showed her disappointment")

7. (24) indicate, point, designate, show

(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. (11) show, show up

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

9. (7) read, register, show, record

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

10. (6) show

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

11. (2) usher, show

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

12. show

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

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