- Shown is defined as you have displayed or proven something.
If you have just proved that A+B = C, this is an example of when you have shown that A+B = C.
- A surname.
Variant of show
transitive verbshowed, shown or showed, showing
- to bring or put in sight or view; cause or allow to appear or be seen; make visible; exhibit; display
- to enter (animals, flowers, etc.) in a competitive show
- to exhibit (paintings, sculpture, etc.), as in a gallery
- to guide; conduct: to show a guest to a room
- to direct to another's attention; point out: to show the sights to visitors
- to reveal, manifest, or make evident (an emotion, condition, quality, etc.) by behavior or outward sign
- to exhibit or manifest (oneself or itself) in a given character, condition, etc.: to show oneself to be reliable
- to open (a house, apartment, etc.) to prospective buyers or renters
- to make evident by logical procedure; explain or prove: to show that something is right
- to make clear by going through a procedure; demonstrate: to show how to tie a bowknot
- to register; indicate: a clock shows the time
- to grant or bestow (favor, kindness, mercy, etc.)
- Law to allege; plead: to show cause
Origin of showMiddle English schewen ; from Old English sceawian, akin to German schauen, to look at ; from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)keu-, to notice, heed from source Classical Latin cavere, to beware, Old English hieran, to hear
- to be or become seen or visible; appear
- to be apparent or noticeable: a scratch that hardly shows
- to be visibly pregnant: five months pregnant and still not showing
- to have a given appearance; appear: to show to good effect
- ☆ to finish third or better in a horse race or dog race
- Informal to come or arrive as expected; make an appearance
- Theater to give a performance; appear
- a showing, demonstration, or manifestation: a show of passion
- a display or appearance, specif. a colorful or striking one
- spectacular, pompous display; ostentation
- an indication of the presence of metal, coal, oil, etc. in the earth; trace
- something false or superficial; semblance; pretense: sorrow that was mere show
- a person or thing looked upon as peculiar, ridiculous, laughable, etc.; spectacle; sight
- a public display or exhibition, as of art, animals, flowers, automobiles, etc.
- a presentation of entertainment, as a theatrical production, TV program, film, etc.
- ☆ third position at the finish of a horse race or dog race
- Informal any undertaking, matter, or affair
put the show on the roador get the show on the road
show in (or out)
- to make a display of; exhibit in a showy manner
- to behave in a manner intended to attract attention
- to bring or come to light; expose or be exposed, as faults
- to be clearly seen; stand out
- to come; arrive; make an appearance
- Informal to surpass in intelligence, performance, etc.
stand a showor have a show☆
steal the show