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show

 
pronunciation:
sho
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
show off, show up, get the show on the road
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: showed, showing, shown, shows
definition 1: to cause or allow to be seen.
Show me your new watch.
synonyms:
exhibit, present, reveal
antonyms:
conceal, hide
similar words:
bare, demonstrate, disclose, display, expose, indicate, produce, register, uncover
definition 2: to clarify, as by example; explain.
Show me what you mean.
 
synonyms:
clarify, demonstrate, explain, explicate, illustrate
similar words:
elucidate, get across, indicate, inform, instruct, spell out, teach
definition 3: to direct.
The usher will show you to your seat.
synonyms:
guide, lead
similar words:
conduct, direct, escort, pilot, steer, usher
definition 4: to demonstrate or reveal.
His remark showed his ignorance.The tests showed that the man had died of poisoning.
synonyms:
demonstrate, disclose, evince, manifest, reveal
antonyms:
disguise, suppress
similar words:
confirm, denote, display, document, evidence, exhibit, express, indicate, point, prove, reflect, register, substantiate, uncover, write
definition 5: to display or exhibit.
She showed her photographs at the gallery.
synonyms:
display, exhibit
similar words:
expose, offer, present, unveil
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to be seen.
Does the stain on my shirt show?
similar words:
appear, loom, stick out
definition 2: to become evident or visible.
Did the hard work show in his presentation?
synonyms:
come across
similar words:
appear, tell
definition 3: to exhibit what one has produced.
Some new artists will be showing next month at the gallery.
synonyms:
exhibit
definition 4: in horse racing, to finish in third place.
I hoped the horse would win, but it only showed.
similar words:
place
phrase: show off
phrase: show up
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: a performance, display, or demonstration, usu. public.
Will you be attending the annual flower show?
synonyms:
display, exhibition, presentation
similar words:
act, fair, flash, performance, program
definition 2: a movie, drama, or other public presentation of entertainment or art.
Let's see a show on Broadway when we go into the city.
synonyms:
performance, presentation
similar words:
display, drama, production
definition 3: a television or radio program.
I watched an interesting show on TV last night.
synonyms:
program
similar words:
broadcast, performance
definition 4: an act of making something clear or manifest.
Some town leaders joined the picket line as a show of solidarity with the workers.
synonyms:
demonstration, display, expression, manifestation
similar words:
flash
definition 5: an appearance or indication.
There was a show of blood on his sleeve.
synonyms:
appearance, evidence, indication
definition 6: falseness or pretense.
His bold declaration was nothing but show.
synonyms:
affectation, pretense, sham
similar words:
act, acting, masquerade, pose
phrase: get the show on the road