1. The act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining (synset 100521313)
    "a remarkable show of skill"
  2. Something intended to communicate a particular impression (synset 106892571)
    "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 (synset 106631572)
    "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"
  4. Pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression (synset 100756620)
    "they try to keep up appearances"; "that ceremony is just for show"
  1. Give an exhibition of to an interested audience (synset 202153218)
    "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington"
  2. Establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment (synset 200666706)
    "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"
  3. Provide evidence for (synset 201017253)
    "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"
  4. Make visible or noticeable (synset 202141597)
    "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please"
  5. Show in, or as in, a picture (synset 201690851)
    "This scene depicts country life"; "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"
  6. Give expression to (synset 200945869)
    "She showed her disappointment"
  7. Indicate a place, direction, person, or thing;
    Either spatially or figuratively (synset 200925764)
    "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 (synset 202144017)
    "His good upbringing really shows"; "The dirty side will show"
  9. Indicate a certain reading;
    Of gauges and instruments (synset 200924838)
    "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'"
  10. Give evidence of, as of records (synset 200925278)
    "The diary shows his distress that evening"
  11. Take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums (synset 202004579)
    "The usher showed us to our seats"
  12. Finish third or better in a horse or dog race (synset 201088960)
    "he bet $2 on number six to show"

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