[ʃəʊ] or [ʃo]
(noun.) the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; 'a remarkable show of skill'.
(noun.) a social event involving a public performance or entertainment; 'they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway'.
(verb.) give evidence of, as of records; 'The diary shows his distress that evening'.
(verb.) finish third or better in a horse or dog race; 'he bet $2 on number six to show'.
(verb.) make visible or noticeable; 'She showed her talent for cooking'; 'Show me your etchings, please'.
(verb.) be or become visible or noticeable; 'His good upbringing really shows'; 'The dirty side will show'.
(verb.) give an exhibition of to an interested audience; 'She shows her dogs frequently'; 'We will demo the new software in Washington'.
(v. t.) To exhibit or present to view; to place in sight; to display; -- the thing exhibited being the object, and often with an indirect object denoting the person or thing seeing or beholding; as, to show a house; show your colors; shopkeepers show customers goods (show goods to customers).
(v. t.) To exhibit to the mental view; to tell; to disclose; to reveal; to make known; as, to show one's designs.
(v. t.) Specifically, to make known the way to (a person); hence, to direct; to guide; to asher; to conduct; as, to show a person into a parlor; to show one to the door.
(v. t.) To make apparent or clear, as by evidence, testimony, or reasoning; to prove; to explain; also, to manifest; to evince; as, to show the truth of a statement; to show the causes of an event.
(v. t.) To bestow; to confer; to afford; as, to show favor.
(v. i.) To exhibit or manifest one's self or itself; to appear; to look; to be in appearance; to seem.
(v. i.) To have a certain appearance, as well or ill, fit or unfit; to become or suit; to appear.
(n.) The act of showing, or bringing to view; exposure to sight; exhibition.
(n.) That which os shown, or brought to view; that which is arranged to be seen; a spectacle; an exhibition; as, a traveling show; a cattle show.
(n.) Proud or ostentatious display; parade; pomp.
(n.) Semblance; likeness; appearance.
(n.) False semblance; deceitful appearance; pretense.
(n.) A discharge, from the vagina, of mucus streaked with blood, occuring a short time before labor.
(n.) A pale blue flame, at the top of a candle flame, indicating the presence of fire damp.
v. a. . Exhibit, display, present to view, set forth, bring to light.. Exhibit to, point out to.. Indicate, point out.. Disclose, divulge, proclaim, publish, explain, make known, make clear.. Prove, evince, manifest, express, demonstrate, make manifest.. Conduct, guide, usher.. Bestow, confer, grant.
v. n. Seem, look, appear.
n. . Spectacle, exhibition, sight, representation, pageant.. Parade, ostentation, flourish, dash, pomp, pageantry, splendor, display, ceremony.. Semblance, resemblance, likeness, external appearance.. Pretence, pretext, color, mask, simulation.
SYN:Exhibit, present, demonstrate, unfold, reveal, teach, inform, conduct, manifest,evince, evidence, prove, explain
ANT:Conceal, suppress, hide, withhold, obscure, mystify, wrap, misdemonstrate,misdeclare, contradict, refute, deny, disprove, misinterpret, falsify,misexplain
v.t. to present to view: to enable to perceive or know: to inform: to teach: to guide: to prove: to explain: to bestow.—v.i. to appear come into sight: to look:—pa.p. shōwn or shōwed.—n. act of showing: display: a sight or spectacle: parade: appearance: plausibility pretence: a sign indication.—ns. Show′-bill a bill for showing or advertising the price merits &c. of goods; Show′-box a showman's box out of which he takes his materials; Show′bread among the Jews the twelve loaves of bread shown or presented before Jehovah in the sanctuary; Show′-card a placard with an announcement: a card of patterns; Show′-case a case with glass sides in which articles are exhibited in a museum &c.; Show′-end that end of a piece of cloth which is on the outside of the roll for exhibition to customers; Show′er; Show′ing appearance: a setting forth representation; Show′man one who exhibits shows; Show′-place a place for exhibition: a gymnasium: (Shak.) a place where shows are exhibited; Show′-room a room where a show is exhibited: a room in a warehouse &c. where goods are displayed to the best advantage a room in a commercial hotel where travellers' samples are exhibited.—Show a leg (vul.) to get out of bed; Show fight to show a readiness to resist; Show forth to give out proclaim; Show off to display ostentatiously; Show of hands a raising of hands at a meeting to show approval of any proposal; Show one's hand (see Hand); Show one the door to dismiss a person from one's house or presence; Show up to expose to blame or ridicule.
- It's all show with Minnie, about Martha. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 大卫·科波菲尔.
- I bowed, and left Betteredge to show him to his room. 威尔基·柯林斯. 月亮宝石.
- It was all done in dumb show, the women danced their emotion in gesture and motion. 戴维·赫伯特·劳伦斯. 恋爱中的女人.
- What more he was, or what else he had in him, if anything, let him show for himself. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 艰难时事.
- The instruments show a rapidly decreasing air pressure on all parts of Barsoom--the engine has stopped. 埃德加·赖斯·巴勒斯. 火星公主.
- She blew long enough to show that the sand had all slipped through. 托马斯·哈代. 还乡.
- As shown in the original designs, Fig. 116, she is a double ender, whose sides were to be 5 feet thick. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- The boiler was tubular, and the exhaust steam was carried into the chimney by a pipe in front of the smoke stack as shown. Edward W. Byrn. 十九世纪发明进展.
- The quality of hotels is shown by an inn with one, two, three, or four gables, and so forth. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- The real reason lay in the reluctance which Mr. Holmes has shown to the continued publication of his experiences. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- A representation of the punched paper for transmitting the word Bain is shown in this diagram. 弗雷德里克·科利尔·贝克维尔. 伟大的事实.
- The opening for putting in the ice, shown just under the pulley in the cut, has two doors with a space between; each door a foot thick. 威廉K.戴维. 智者、化学家和伟大医生的秘密.
- It shows a magnanimous spirit and does not magnif y the importance of trifles. 李贝. 西洋科学史.
- I have called this misplaced rationality a piece of learned folly, because it shows itself most dangerously among those thinkers about politics who are divorced from action. 沃尔特·李普曼. 政治序论.
- An examination of his betting-book shows that bets to the amount of five thousand pounds had been registered by him against the favorite. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯回忆录.
- The photograph shows the hanging car of the Russia. 佚名. 神奇的知识之书.
- The utilitarian principle is valuable as a corrective of error, and shows to us a side of ethics which is apt to be neglected. 柏拉图. 理想国.
- A diagrammatic sketch of this remarkable machine is shown in Fig. 5, which shows a front elevation with the casings, hopper, etc. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- A piece of tapestry over a door also showed a blue-green world with a pale stag in it. 乔治·艾略特. 米德尔马契.
- He tried to look knowing over the Latin grammar when little Rawdon showed him what part of that work he was in. 威廉·梅克比斯·萨克雷. 名利场.
- He showed me the silhouettes before he pasted them on white paper and handed them to the girls. 欧内斯特·海明威. 永别了,武器.
- Sissy's face sufficiently showed that her appeal to him was not finished. 查尔斯·狄更斯. 艰难时事.
- Caliphronas showed me that face, and I fell in love with it. 弗格斯·休姆. 奇幻岛.
- Murder by a Madman, and the contents of the paper showed that Mr. Horace Harker had got his account into print after all. 阿瑟·柯南·道尔. 福尔摩斯归来记.
- The newspapers had previously published articles showing the unusual capacity and performance of the battery, and public interest had thus been greatly awakened. 弗兰克·刘易斯·戴尔. 爱迪生的生平和发明.
- God was the loving father of all life, as incapable of showing favour as the universal sun. 赫伯特·乔治·威尔斯. 世界史纲.
- Those who are showing the world what female manners _should_ be, said Mr. Bertram gallantly, are doing a great deal to set them right. 简·奥斯汀. 曼斯菲尔德庄园.
- But there's one comfort, on your own showing. 伊丽莎白·盖斯凯尔. 南方与北方.
- They supplied me as fast as they could, showing a thousand marks of wonder and astonishment at my bulk and appetite. 乔纳森·斯威夫特. 格列佛游记.
- Nay, said the Knight, an he have the gift of showing my road, I shall not grumble with him that he desires to make it pleasant. 沃尔特·司各特. 艾凡赫.