An example of show is bringing a present from behind your back to give to someone.
An example of show is teaching someone how to use Microsoft Word.
An example of show is displaying your prize orchids at the state fair.
An example of a show is a someone presenting how a new kitchen gadget works.
An example of a show is a display of an artist's work in a gallery.
An example of a show is a concert.
Showed them the city's historical sites.
An example of show is a ticket that admits you into a Broadway performance; a show ticket.
Showed no mercy to the traitors.
To show a guest to a room.
Showed them to the table.
Concern showed in his face.
Didn't show for her appointment.
Made a show of strength.
Only a show of kindness.
This antique tea service is just for show. His smile was for show.
Ran the whole show.
To show the sights to visitors.
To show oneself to be reliable.
To show that something is right.
To show how to tie a bowknot.
A clock shows the time.
To show cause.
To show to good effect.
A show of passion.
Sorrow that was mere show.
A trade show.
A medley of show tunes.
To show mercy; to show favour.
Could you please show him on his way. He has overstayed his welcome.
We waited for an hour, but they never showed.
In the third race: Aces Up won, paying eight dollars; Blarney Stone placed, paying three dollars; and Cinnamon showed, paying five dollars.
The dog sounds ferocious but it's all show.
Let's get on with the show. Let's get this show on the road. They went on an international road show to sell the shares to investors. It was Apple's usual dog and pony show.
He played AA ball for years, but never made it to the show.
He through the midst unmarked, / In show plebeian angel militant / Of lowest order, passed.
- To get started.
- To display one's cards with faces up.
- To state one's intentions or reveal one's resources, especially when previously hidden.
- To depart from quickly; flee.
- To occupy (someone) with amusing things; entertain.
- in order to attract notice or attention
- to set things in operation; start an activity, venture, etc.
- an exclamation of appreciation and congratulations on another's accomplishment
- to usher someone into (or out of) a given place
- 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
- to behave in a way that deliberately calls attention to the failure or shortcoming of (a rival, opponent, etc.)
- to have a chance, esp. a remote one
- to become the main focus of attention, plaudits, etc., esp. if in a subordinate role or position
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of show
- Middle English sheuen, shouen from Old English scēawian to look at, display
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English schewen, schawen, scheawen, from Old English scēawian (“to look, look at, observe, gaze, behold, see, look on with favor, look favorably on, regard, have respect for, look at with care, consider, inspect, examine, scrutinize, reconnoiter, look out, look for, seek for, select, choose, provide, show (favor, respect, etc.), exhibit, display, grant, decree”), from Proto-Germanic *skauwōną, *skawwōną (“to look, see”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ḱou-, *(s)ḱeu- (“to heed, look, feel, take note of”); see haw, caveo, caution. Cognate with Scots shaw (“to show”), Eastern Frisian scoe (“to look, behold”), Dutch schouwen (“to inspect, view”), German schauen (“to see, behold”), Danish skue (“to behold”), Icelandic skygna (“to spy, behold, see”). Related to sheen.