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Meaning of show

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; "a
           remarkable show of skill"
      2: something intended to communicate a particular impression;
         "made a display of strength"; "a show of impatience"; "a good
         show of looking interested" [syn: {display}, {show}]
      3: a social event involving a public performance or
         entertainment; "they wanted to see some of the shows on
      4: 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" [syn: {appearance}, {show}]
      v 1: give an exhibition of to an interested audience; "She shows
           her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in
           Washington" [syn: {show}, {demo}, {exhibit}, {present},
      2: 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" [syn: {prove}, {demonstrate},
         {establish}, {show}, {shew}] [ant: {confute}, {disprove}]
      3: provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the
         father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence" [syn:
         {testify}, {bear witness}, {prove}, {evidence}, {show}]
      4: make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for
         cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please" [ant: {conceal},
      5: 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" [syn: {picture}, {depict},
         {render}, {show}]
      6: give expression to; "She showed her disappointment" [syn:
         {express}, {show}, {evince}]
      7: 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" [syn: {indicate}, {point},
         {designate}, {show}]
      8: be or become visible or noticeable; "His good upbringing
         really shows"; "The dirty side will show" [syn: {show}, {show
      9: indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The
         thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge
         read `empty'" [syn: {read}, {register}, {show}, {record}]
      10: give evidence of, as of records; "The diary shows his
          distress that evening"
      11: take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or
          auditoriums; "The usher showed us to our seats" [syn:
          {usher}, {show}]
      12: finish third or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2 on
          number six to show"

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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