Associations to the word «Show»


SHOW, verb. (transitive) To display, to have somebody see (something).
SHOW, verb. (transitive) To bestow; to confer.
SHOW, verb. (transitive) To indicate (a fact) to be true; to demonstrate.
SHOW, verb. (transitive) To guide or escort.
SHOW, verb. (intransitive) To be visible, to be seen.
SHOW, verb. (intransitive) (informal) To put in an appearance; show up.
SHOW, verb. (intransitive) (informal) To have an enlarged belly and thus be recognizable as pregnant.
SHOW, verb. (intransitive) (racing) To finish third, especially of horses or dogs.
SHOW, verb. (obsolete) To have a certain appearance, such as well or ill, fit or unfit; to become or suit; to appear.
SHOW, noun. (countable) A play, dance, or other entertainment.
SHOW, noun. (countable) An exhibition of items.
SHOW, noun. (countable) A demonstration.
SHOW, noun. (countable) A broadcast program/programme.
SHOW, noun. (countable) A movie.
SHOW, noun. (uncountable) Mere display or pomp with no substance.
SHOW, noun. A project or presentation.
SHOW, noun. (baseball) (with “the”) The major leagues.
SHOW, noun. (mining) (obsolete) A pale blue flame at the top of a candle flame, indicating the presence of firedamp.
SHOW, noun. (obsolete) Semblance; likeness; appearance.
SHOW, noun. (medicine) A discharge, from the vagina, of mucus streaked with blood, occurring a short time before labor.
SHOW A CLEAN PAIR OF HEELS, verb. (idiomatic) to run away quickly; to make an escape quickly; to outpace
SHOW A LEG, verb. (idiomatic) (nautical) To wake up and get out of bed. (Used mostly in the imperative).
SHOW A LITTLE GINGER, verb. (baseball) (slang) (1800s) To play harder or smarter
SHOW AND TELL, noun. A school activity in which each student brings an item to school and gives a talk on it to the class.
SHOW AND TELLS, noun. Plural of show and tell
SHOW ANKLE, noun. (idiomatic) To provide a hint or to reveal partial information in order to gain attention or arouse interest.
SHOW BARN, noun. A building for exhibiting cattle and other domestic animals, as at a county fairgrounds.
SHOW BARNS, noun. Plural of show barn
SHOW BIZ, noun. Alternative form of showbiz
SHOW BOX, noun. (archaic) A box containing some object of curiosity carried round as a show.
SHOW BUSINESS, noun. Alternative form of showbusiness
SHOW GLASS, noun. (archaic) A mirror.
SHOW GLOBE, noun. A glass vessel containing coloured liquid, formerly (from the 17th century) displayed outside pharmacies.
SHOW GLOBES, noun. Plural of show globe
SHOW JUMPER, noun. (gymnastics) A (human or horse) participant in show jumping
SHOW JUMPERS, noun. Plural of show jumper
SHOW JUMPING, noun. An equestrian event in which a rider's horse is jumped over an array of obstacles.
SHOW ME STATE, proper noun. A nickname of the US state of Missouri.
SHOW NOTES, noun. Text notes that accompany a podcast and describe its content.
SHOW OF FORCE, noun. An open demonstration of power by display of a great numbers of people and / or resources.
SHOW OF HANDS, noun. A vote in which people raise a hand in order to state their agreement with something.
SHOW OFF, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To exhibit the best attributes of something.
SHOW OFF, verb. (transitive and intransitive) (idiomatic) To attract attention to for the purpose of bragging or personal exhibitionism; to demonstrate a skill, talent or property for the purpose of bragging or personal exhibitionism.
SHOW OFF, noun. Alternative form of show-off
SHOW OFFS, noun. Plural of show off
SHOW ONE'S BUTT, verb. (idiomatic) To misbehave.
SHOW ONE'S CARDS, verb. (idiomatic) To reveal something known to oneself but previously concealed from others.
SHOW ONE'S FACE, verb. (idiomatic) To appear publicly.
SHOW ONE'S HAND, verb. Alternative form of show one's cards
SHOW ONE'S STRIPES, verb. Alternative form of show one's true stripes
SHOW ONE'S TRUE COLORS, verb. (idiomatic) To reveal how one really is, as opposed to how one has been portrayed or after having been deceptively and deliberately misleading.
SHOW ONE'S TRUE STRIPES, verb. (idiomatic) To reveal one's real beliefs, sentiments, or character, especially through one's behavior.
SHOW ROUND, verb. (transitive) To show someone the important parts of something (a building, town etc.)
SHOW SOMEONE THE DOOR, verb. (idiomatic) To escort someone to the exit of the premises; to expel someone from a room, gathering, etc.
SHOW SOMEONE THE DOOR, verb. (idiomatic) (by extension) (especially of a person) To dismiss or reject; to exclude someone who was formerly included.
SHOW SOMEONE THE ROPES, verb. To explain the fundamentals of something to someone.
SHOW STONE, noun. Crystal ball
SHOW STOPPER, noun. Alternative spelling of showstopper
SHOW STOPPERS, noun. Plural of show stopper
SHOW THE CLOVEN FOOT, verb. (intransitive) To reveal a devilish character or an evil purpose, despite attempts to disguise it.
SHOW THE CLOVEN HOOF, verb. Show the cloven foot
SHOW THE FLAG, verb. (literally) To display the flag of one's country, especially as an expression of patriotic pride.
SHOW THE FLAG, verb. (idiomatic) Of a naval vessel or military force, to identify itself by displaying the flag of its country of origin, especially in order to establish an authoritative presence and to exert diplomatic or political influence.
SHOW THE FLAG, verb. (idiomatic) (by extension) To represent one's country or some other group in a manner intended to suggest the authority or importance of that country or group.
SHOW THE WHITE FEATHER, verb. To show cowardice.
SHOW THE WHITE FLAG, verb. Alternative form of wave the white flag
SHOW TRIAL, noun. A trial held for appearance's sake, but for which the verdict is predetermined; especially when the verdict is "guilty", and the purpose of the trial is to make an example of the accused. [1937]
SHOW UP, verb. (intransitive) To appear, arrive, or attend, especially suddenly or erratically.
SHOW UP, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To outperform or one-up, often in an arrogant manner.
SHOW UP, verb. (transitive) To make visible; to expose.
SHOW WHO'S BOSS, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) To demonstrate oneself to be dominant; to show that one has the upper hand.
SHOW WHO'S BOSS, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To demonstrate that one is dominant over or superior to someone; to establish that one has control of some device or intractable object.
SHOW WHO'S THE BOSS, verb. Alternative form of show who's boss
SHOW WILLING, verb. To show enthusiasm and energy
SHOW WILLING, verb. To make a valiant effort
SHOW WILLING, verb. To indicate one's willingness; to acquiesce, co-operate
SHOW WILLING, verb. To pretend to be willing; to bluff
SHOW WINDOW, noun. A windowed, street-facing compartment in which a selection of a store's merchandise is displayed.

Dictionary definition

SHOW, noun. The act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; "a remarkable show of skill".
SHOW, noun. Something intended to communicate a particular impression; "made a display of strength"; "a show of impatience"; "a good show of looking interested".
SHOW, noun. A social event involving a public performance or entertainment; "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway".
SHOW, noun. Pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression; "they try to keep up appearances"; "that ceremony is just for show".
SHOW, verb. Give an exhibition of to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington".
SHOW, verb. Establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment; "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"; "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture".
SHOW, verb. Provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence".
SHOW, verb. Make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please".
SHOW, verb. Show in, or as in, a picture; "This scene depicts country life"; "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting".
SHOW, verb. Give expression to; "She showed her disappointment".
SHOW, verb. Indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively; "I showed the customer the glove section"; "He pointed to the empty parking space"; "he indicated his opponents".
SHOW, verb. Be or become visible or noticeable; "His good upbringing really shows"; "The dirty side will show".
SHOW, verb. Indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'".
SHOW, verb. Give evidence of, as of records; "The diary shows his distress that evening".
SHOW, verb. Take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums; "The usher showed us to our seats".
SHOW, verb. Finish third or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2 on number six to show".

Wise words

Be generous with kindly words, especially about those who are absent.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe