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show /ʃəʊ $ ʃoʊ/ verb (past tense showed, past participle shown /ʃəʊn $ ʃoʊn/)
show noun

Irregular Forms: (shown)

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[TahlilGaran] Persian Dictionary

- be visible, appear
- display, exhibit, present
- prove, clarify, demonstrate, elucidate, point out
- instruct, demonstrate, explain, teach
- display, indicate, manifest, register, reveal
- guide, accompany, attend, conduct, escort, lead
- entertainment, presentation, production
- exhibition, array, display, fair, pageant, parade, sight, spectacle
- pretence, affectation, air, appearance, display, illusion, parade, pose
Antonyms: disguise
Contrasted words: camouflage, conceal, dissemble, hide, obscure, belittle, deprecate, depreciate, minimize
Related Idioms: make the scene, put in an appearance, show one's face, outward show
Related Words: afford, supply, exhibit, present, proffer, submit, deal (in), sell, disclose, discover, divulge, lay out, reveal, unveil, project, air, set out, spread, blazon, flourish, sport, vaunt, point (to), ring up, plead, allege, come, show up, materialize, likeness, effect, impression
English Thesaurus: exhibition, show, exhibit, fair, exposition, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. show1 S1 W1 /ʃəʊ $ ʃoʊ/ verb (past tense showed, past participle shown /ʃəʊn $ ʃoʊn/)
[Language: Old English; Origin: sceawian 'to look, look at, see']

1. LET SOMEBODY SEE [transitive] to let someone see something
show somebody something
The children proudly showed me their presents.
show something to somebody
Show your ticket to the woman at the entrance.
The man grinned, showing bad teeth.

2. PROVE SOMETHING [transitive] to provide facts or information that make it clear that something is true, that something exists, or that something has happened:
Figures showed a 9% rise in inflation.
Gary has shown his faith in the club’s future by agreeing to stay on.
show (that)
Mike needed a copy of the will to show that the books had been left to him.
show somebody (that)
We have shown our critics that we can succeed.
show how
This document shows how to oppose bad decisions about new housing.
show what
She just wants a chance to show what she can do.
show somebody/something to be something
Charles showed himself to be a fine leader.
be shown to be/do something
The campaign has been shown to be a waste of money.
The new treatment has been shown to reduce the number of deaths.
studies/evidence/research etc shows
Several studies have shown that aggressive toys lead to bad behaviour.
The Polish economy began to show signs of recovery.
It just goes to show (=proves) how much people judge each other on how they look.

In written English, people often prefer to use indicate, which sounds more formal than show:
The latest statistics indicate that the country is falling deeper into recession.
In scientific contexts, they often prefer prove or demonstrate, which sound more definite:
This research demonstrates the need to treat cancer early.

3. FEELINGS/ATTITUDES/QUALITIES [transitive] to let your feelings, attitudes, or personal qualities be clearly seen Antonym : hide:
Think positively and show some determination.
She had learned not to show her emotions.
It was the sound a man might make when in pain but trying not to show it.
Mary showed great interest in the children.

4. EXPLAIN WITH ACTIONS [transitive] to explain to someone how to do something, by doing it yourself or using actions to help them learn
show somebody how
Show me how the gun works.
show somebody how to do something
Maureen showed Peter how to feed the young animals.
show somebody something
Can you show Lucy the way to slice onions?

5. PICTURE/MAP ETC [transitive] if a picture, map etc shows something, you can see it on the picture, map etc:
I want a photograph that shows his face.
The map shows the main rivers of the region.

6. GUIDE SOMEBODY [transitive] to go with someone and guide them to a place
show somebody to/into something
Can you show Mrs Davies to the bathroom?
show somebody out/in
I can show myself out (=out of the office or house).
show somebody something
Come on, I’ll show you the way.

7. POINT AT SOMETHING [transitive] to let someone see where a place or thing is, especially by pointing to it
show somebody where
Can you show me exactly where he fell?

8. FILM/TELEVISION [intransitive and transitive] to make a film or television programme available on a screen for people to see, or to be on a screen:
The film was shown on television last night.
The match was shown live (=could be seen on television while it was being played).
It’s now showing at cinemas across London.showing(1)

9. BE EASY TO SEE [intransitive] if something shows, it is easy to see:
His happiness showed in his face.
Her scar doesn’t show, because her hair covers it.
Stephen was worried, and it showed.

10. DIRT/MARK [transitive] if material shows the dirt or a mark, it is easy to see the dirt or mark on it:
Light-coloured clothes tend to show the dirt.

11. INCREASE/DECREASE [transitive] to have an increase or decrease in something, or a profit or loss:
The price of players is the reason why many football clubs show big losses on their balance sheets.
Recent elections have shown significant gains by right-wing groups.

12. ART/PICTURES [transitive] to put a group of paintings or other works of art in one place so that people can come and see them Synonym : exhibit:
Her recent sculptures are being shown at the Hayward Gallery.
The Whitney Museum was the first to show Mapplethorpe’s photographs.

13. I’ll show him/them etc spoken used to say that you will prove to someone that you are better, more effective etc than they think you are

14. have something to show for something to have something as a result of what you have been doing:
If he fails, he’ll have nothing to show for his time at school.
She had plenty of money to show for all her work.

15. show your face if you will not show your face somewhere, you will not go there because you have a good reason to feel ashamed or embarrassed about being there:
She never shows her face around here.

16. show your hand to make your true power or intentions clear, especially after you have been keeping them secret:
There were so many rumours that the company was forced to show its hand.

17. ANIMAL [transitive] to put an animal into a competition with other animals:
Do you plan to show your dogs?

18. ARRIVE [intransitive] (also show up) informal especially American English to arrive at the place where someone is waiting for you Synonym : turn up:
I went to meet Hank, but he never showed.

19. show somebody in a good/bad etc light if an action shows you in a good or bad light, it makes people have a good or bad opinion of you:
During an interview, you need to show yourself in the best possible light.

20. show somebody the door to make it clear that someone is not welcome and should leave

21. show (somebody) who’s boss informal to prove to someone who is threatening your authority that you are more powerful than they are:
You’ve got to show your dog who’s boss. When you say ‘Sit!’, he should sit.

22. show the way if you show the way for other people, you do something new that others then try to copy

23. show willing British English to make it clear that you are willing to do something:
He hasn’t done any cooking yet, but at least he’s shown willing.

24. show a leg! British English spoken used to tell someone to get out of bed

25. show (somebody) a clean pair of heels British English old-fashioned informal to run away very fast

26. show me the money American English spoken informal used to tell someone to give or pay you a lot of money, rather than just talk about the fact that they will give it to you

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. show2 S1 W1 noun

1. PERFORMANCE [countable] a performance for the public, especially one that includes singing, dancing, or jokes:
I enjoyed the show immensely.
The show starts at 7:30 pm.
They’ve come to town to see a Broadway show.
Perry was the star of the show.floor show, roadshow

2. TV/RADIO [countable] a programme on television or on the radio:
The senator appeared on the CBS show ‘Face the Nation’.
a new television quiz showchat show, game show, talk show

3. COLLECTION OF THINGS TO SEE [countable] an occasion when a lot of similar things are brought together in one place so that people can come and look at them:
the Paris Boat Show
a fashion show for charity
Kelly has a show of her latest work opening shortly.

4. on show being shown to the public:
Paintings by Matisse are on show at the New York Gallery.
The designer clothes will go on show in Chicago next month.
Local antiques will be put on show in a new building especially built for the collection.

5. a show of something an occasion when someone deliberately shows a particular feeling, attitude, or quality:
I felt I should make a show of dignity.
The award will be seen as a show of support.
show of strength/force
a strong and determined show of force by the police

6. PRETENDED ACT [singular, uncountable] when you pretend to do or feel something Synonym : pretence
show of
a show of gratitude
Susan put on a show of regret all day.
The waiter made a show of wiping the table.

7. for show with the purpose of looking attractive or impressive rather than being useful:
He does actually play his guitar – it’s not just for show.

8. COLOURFUL SCENE [singular] an impressive scene, especially one that is very colourful Synonym : display
show of
a glorious show of colour in the rose garden
Maple trees put on their best show in the autumn.

9. COMPETITION [countable] a competition between similar things or animals to choose the best:
The dog show was being held in the Agricultural Hall.

10. EVENT/SITUATION [singular] informal something which is being done or organized:
We need to find someone to run the show (=be in charge).

11. put up a good/poor etc show informal to perform, play etc well or badly:
Our team put up a pretty good show, but we lost in the end.

12. let’s get this show on the road spoken used to tell people it is time to start working or start a journey

13. (jolly) good show British English old-fashioned spoken used to express your approval of something
steal the show at steal1(4)

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

I. type of entertainment
ADJ. live | family, popular | radio, television/TV | floor, stage | benefit, charity | chat, talk | game, quiz | cabaret, comedy, magic, musical, talent, variety | film, light, slide | Punch and Judy, puppet | freak | peep | one-man, one-woman, solo | sb's own She finally got her own TV show.
road, touring, travelling
VERB + SHOW see, watch Did you see the Lenny Henry Show last night?
SHOW + VERB feature sb/sth, star sb a live show featuring the best of Irish talent
SHOW + NOUN business
PREP. from a/the ~ songs from the show
in a/the ~ one of the acts in the show
on a/the ~ (only used about television and radio shows) I saw her on a chat show yesterday.
PHRASES the star of the show The dog was the real star of the show.
 ⇒ Note at PERFORMANCE (for more verbs)

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

II. public display/exhibition
ADJ. big | annual, spring, summer | local | agricultural, air, art, boat, cat, dog, fashion, flower, horse, motor, trade
VERB + SHOW have, hold, organize, put on They are holding a big fashion show at the Hilton tonight. | attend, go to
SHOW + VERB feature The show features the work of local artists.
SHOW + NOUN ring
PREP. at a/the ~ There were more than 500 exhibitors at the trade show.
on ~ (being shown for people to look at) The paintings are on show until April.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

III. outward expression of an emotion/attitude
ADJ. great | brave | public
VERB + SHOW make, put on Although she hated him, she put on a show of politeness.
be all He shouts a lot but it's all show.
PREP. for ~ She pretends to be interested in opera, but it's only for show.
~ of He made a great show of welcoming us.
PHRASES a show of force/strength The Democrats organized a show of strength, a mass rally in Central Park.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

I. make sth clear; let sb see sth
ADV. clearly The figures clearly show that her claims are false.
VERB + SHOW appear to, seem to | go to It just goes to show what you can do when you really try.
aim to, attempt to, seek to, try to | be able to, can/could | be unable to, fail to | be expected to, be likely to Third quarter figures are likely to show a further fall in figures.
help (to) | offer to | refuse to Lewis refused to show any emotion.
be anxious to, be eager to, be happy to, be keen to, intend to, want to, wish to Les was happy to show her how it should be done.
be designed to | let sb Let me show you on the map.
PREP. to She showed her new toy to her friends.
PHRASES a chance to show sth I'm giving him a chance to show what he can do.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

II. be visible
ADV. hardly It's such a tiny mark, it hardly shows.
VERB + SHOW begin to | let sth She tried not to let her disappointment show.

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[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

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