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Definition of Show

Show

  1. 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).
  2. To exhibit to the mental view; to tell; to disclose; to reveal; to make known; as, to show one's designs.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. To bestow; to confer; to afford; as, to show favor.
  6. To exhibit or manifest one's self or itself; to appear; to look; to be in appearance; to seem.
  7. To have a certain appearance, as well or ill, fit or unfit; to become or suit; to appear.
  8. The act of showing, or bringing to view; exposure to sight; exhibition.
  9. 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.
  10. Proud or ostentatious display; parade; pomp.
  11. Semblance; likeness; appearance.
  12. False semblance; deceitful appearance; pretense.
  13. A discharge, from the vagina, of mucus streaked with blood, occuring a short time before labor.
  14. A pale blue flame, at the top of a candle flame, indicating the presence of fire damp.

Show Quotations

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness.
Euripides

Books serve to show a man that those original thoughts of his aren't very new at all.
Abraham Lincoln

We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.
Winston Churchill

To be good is noble; but to show others how to be good is nobler and no trouble.
Mark Twain

As our enemies have found we can reason like men, so now let us show them we can fight like men also.
Thomas Jefferson
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Show Translations

show in Afrikaans is vertoon, aandui, toon
show in Danish is vise
show in Dutch is manifesteren, laten blijken
show in German is Schau {f}, Vorstellung {f}, Ausstellung {f}
show in Italian is indicare, espongo, messa
show in Latin is demonstro, exhibeo exibeo, ostendo, spectaculum
show in Portuguese is mostra, mostrar
show in Spanish is aludir, mostrar, exponer

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