- 1. allow or cause (something) to be visible: "a white blouse will show the blood" Similar Opposite
- ▪ be or become visible: "wrinkles were starting to show on his face" Similar Opposite
- ▪ offer, exhibit, or produce (something) for inspection: "every salesperson should show an ID card" Similar Opposite
- ▪ put on display in an exhibition or competition: "he ceased early in his career to show his work" Similar Opposite
- ▪ present (a movie or television program) on a screen for public viewing: "ITV showed"
- ▪ (of a movie) be presented on a screen for public viewing: "a movie showing at the Venice Film Festival"
- ▪ indicate (a particular time, measurement, etc.): "a travel clock showing the time in different cities"
- ▪ represent or depict in art: "a postcard showing the Wicklow Mountains"
- ▪ allow oneself to be seen; appear in public: "he was amazed that she would have the gall to show herself"
- ▪ arrive or turn up for an appointment or at a gathering: informal "her date failed to show"
- 2. display or allow to be perceived (a quality, emotion, or characteristic): "it was Frank's turn to show his frustration" Similar Opposite
- ▪ accord or treat someone with (a specified quality): "he urged his soldiers to fight them and show no mercy"
- ▪ (of an emotion) be noticeable: "he tried not to let his relief show"
- ▪ (of a woman) be visibly pregnant: informal "Shirley was four months pregnant and just starting to show"
- 3. demonstrate or prove: "experts say this shows the benefit of regular inspections" Similar
- ▪ prove or demonstrate oneself to be: "she showed herself to be a harsh critic"
- ▪ cause to understand or be capable of doing something by explanation or demonstration: "he showed the boy how to operate the machine" Similar
- ▪ conduct or lead: "show them in, please" Similar
- 4. finish third or in the first three in a race: North American "Greenough was the only other rider clear in round one, but she failed to show for the tiebreaker"
- 1. a spectacle or display, typically an impressive one: "spectacular shows of bluebells" Similar
- 2. a play or other stage performance, especially a musical. Similar
- ▪ a program on television or radio.
- ▪ an event or competition involving the public display or exhibition of animals, plants, or products: "the annual agricultural show" Similar
- ▪ an undertaking, project, or organization: informal "I man a desk in a little office. I don't run the show" Similar
- 3. an outward appearance or display of a quality or feeling: "Joanie was frightened of any show of affection"
- ▪ an outward display intended to give a particular, false impression: "Drew made a show of looking around for firewood" Similar
- 4. a discharge of blood and mucus from the vagina at the onset of labor or menstruation.
- 5. an opportunity for doing something; a chance: informal US, Australian, New Zealand "I didn't have a show"
Word Origin Old Englishscēawian ‘look at, inspect’, from a West Germanic base meaning ‘look’; related to Dutch schouwen and German schauen.
Scrabble Points: 10
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