show signs of

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of show signs of

: to have or show indications that mean that something else exists, is true, or will happen
  • The city's education system is showing signs of improvement.
  • The runner showed signs of fatigue.

Word by Word Definitions

show play
  1. : to cause or permit to be seen : exhibit

  2. : to offer for sale

  3. : to present as a public spectacle : perform

  1. : a demonstrative display

  2. : outward appearance

  3. : a false semblance : pretense

sign play signs
  1. : a motion or gesture by which a thought is expressed or a command or wish made known

  2. : signal

  3. : a fundamental linguistic unit that designates an object or relation or has a purely syntactic function

  1. : cross

  2. : to place a sign on or mark by signs

  3. : to represent or indicate by a sign


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