: something exhibited especially for wonder or ridicule : spectacle
: a large display or exhibition arranged to arouse interest or stimulate sales
the national auto show
: a competitive exhibition of animals (such as dogs) to demonstrate quality in breeding
: a theatrical presentation
: a regularly distributed program (as on radio, television, or the Internet)
She likes to watch "Unwrapped," a Food Network show that goes behind the scenes in the food industry. Ashley Barron
A month ago, the only podcast was "Trade Secrets," a daily news and technology talk show co-hosted by podcasting's pioneers: former MTV VJ Adam Curry and software developer Dave Winer. Wayne Glowka et al.
also: a single episode of such a program
I've got time to watch one more show. Michael Schneider
show is the general term but sometimes implies that what is revealed must be gained by inference from acts, looks, or words.
careful not to show his true feelings
manifest implies a plainer, more immediate revelation.
manifested musical ability at an early age
evidence suggests serving as proof of the actuality or existence of something.
a commitment evidenced by years of loyal service
evince implies a showing by outward marks or signs.
evinced not the slightest fear
demonstrate implies showing by action or by display of feeling.
demonstrated their approval by loud applause
You have to show your tickets at the gate.
You're the only person that I've shown this letter to.
They showed the theory to be faulty.
You will have to show me how to play the game.
He showed them a card trick.
Definitions tell you the meanings of words; examples show you how the words are used. Noun
She was the star of the show.
The band always puts on a good show.
a show of his early paintings See More
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Given that the majority of the season was played with Kupp and Matthew Stafford, those numbers started poorly and don’t show any signs of improvement.
Adam Burke, Los Angeles Times, 2 Dec. 2022 Modern Ashkenazi Jews don’t show the medieval genetic heterogeneity.
Shai Carmi, Fortune, 1 Dec. 2022 For the first half of December, weather models don’t show a strong effect from the Greenland block, with temperatures projected to be near or just slightly below normal.
Matt Rogers, Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2022 Marvel didn’t show just trailers for movies during the event.
Maren Estrada, BGR, 1 Dec. 2022 Online court records do not yet show a new trial date.
Alex Mann, Baltimore Sun, 30 Nov. 2022 Hydrated, smooth hands are healthier and don’t show signs of aging as quickly (just like the skin on your face).
Vanessa Powell, Men's Health, 29 Nov. 2022 This rice cooker also didn't show the cook time remaining until the last minute of cooking, instead of during the entire cook time.
Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 29 Nov. 2022 But if the confirmatory trial does not show benefit, the FDA has regulatory procedures that could lead to taking the drug off the market.
Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 29 Nov. 2022
Burke's announcement comes days after Len Goodman, who has ser head judge of the show since its 2005 premiere, announced his retirement after 17 years.
Naledi Ushe, USA TODAY, 21 Nov. 2022 And people and fans argue that's not the first premise of the show.
Dalton Ross, EW.com, 21 Nov. 2022 It’s Dunder Mifflin down to the tiniest detail and includes 15 mini-figures of the show’s main characters.
Leanne Italie, Chicago Tribune, 21 Nov. 2022 The end of the World Cup story was not the end of the show; this being the final episode of the season, Oliver did a brief retrospective.
Ky Henderson, Rolling Stone, 21 Nov. 2022 Of course, as fans of the show know, like any dangerous creature, Beth's at her most deadly when cornered, and there's no one in the Dutton family who gets her venom more than her brother Jamie.
Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 21 Nov. 2022 The turkey is unquestionably the king of the castle, the sovereign of the realm, the star of the show.al, 20 Nov. 2022 Cameron and Lauren are easily fan-favorites from season one of the show, and one reason could be because of how effortless their chemistry was.
Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 18 Nov. 2022 Then, to the clothes, which despite all the other bells and whistles, made for perhaps the most unexpected facet of the show entirely.
Liam Hess, Vogue, 18 Nov. 2022 See More
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Middle English shewen, showen, from Old English scēawian to look, look at, see; akin to Old High German scouwōn to look, look at, and probably to Latin cavēre to be on one's guard