1. [ verb ] show or demonstrate something to an interested audience
Synonyms: present demonstrate exhibit demo

"She shows her dogs frequently" "We will demo the new software in Washington"

Related terms: bring_home presentation presentation display screening presentation demonstration exhibitor
2. [ verb ] establish the validity of something
Synonyms: prove establish demonstrate shew

"This behavior shows his true nature"

Related terms: disprove confirm prove prove_oneself negate stultify stultify
3. [ verb ] provide evidence for
Synonyms: prove evidence bear_witness testify

"The blood test showed that he was the father" "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"

Related terms: inform attest adduce presume law evidence testimony testimony
4. [ verb ] make visible or noticeable

"She showed her talent for cooking" "Show me your etchings, please"

Related terms: hide expose uncover define project do_justice flash fly peep give screen flaunt see
5. [ verb ] establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
Synonyms: prove establish demonstrate shew

"The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound" "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"

Related terms: disprove confirm prove prove_oneself condemn negate stultify establishment
6. [ verb ] show in, or as in, a picture
Synonyms: depict picture render

"This scene depicts country life" "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"

Related terms: represent illustrate map art picture picture pictorial_representation depicting
7. [ verb ] indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
Synonyms: indicate point

"I showed the customer the glove section" "He pointed to the empty parking space" "he indicated his opponents"

Related terms: inform reflect signalize finger arrow indication
8. [ verb ] give expression to
Synonyms: express evince

"She showed her disappointment"

Related terms: convey stress imply imply suggest vent formulate burst_out sneer beam menace exude smile give
9. [ noun ] a public entertainment or exhibition

"a remarkable show of skill"

Related terms: entertainment presentation demonstration display circus road_show carnival interlude ice_show raree-show horseshow sideshow cabaret wild_west_show dog_show
10. [ verb ] make clear and visible
Synonyms: reveal display

"The article revealed the policies of the government"

Related terms: communicate express display
11. [ verb ] be or become visible or noticeable
Synonyms: show_up

"His good upbringing really shows" "The dirty side will show"

Related terms: appear register
12. [ noun ] something intended to communicate a particular impression
Synonyms: display

"made a display of strength" "a show of impatience" "a good show of looking interested"

Related terms: demonstration gaudery big_stick reveal
13. [ verb ] indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments
Synonyms: record read register

"The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero" "The gauge read `empty'"

Related terms: indicate strike say adjustment
14. [ verb ] give evidence of, as of records

"The diary shows his distress that evening"

Related terms: read surcharge attest
15. [ verb ] show (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums
Synonyms: usher

"The usher showed us to our seats"

Related terms: lead marshal usher
16. [ verb ] (sport) finish third or better in a horse or dog race

"he bet $2 on number six to show"

Related terms: race
17. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 24218
18. [ noun ] (horse racing) a public exhibition of entertainment

"a remarkable show of skill"

Related terms: finish carnival cabaret dog_show
19. [ noun ] (performing arts) a public exhibition or entertainment

"they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"

Related terms: communication social_event broadcast movie performance play attraction stage_dancing striptease puppet_show galanty_show variety_show burlesque
20. [ noun ] pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression
Synonyms: appearance

"they try to keep up appearances" "that ceremony is just for show"

Related terms: pretense
Similar spelling:   showy