To let be seen; manifest to the sight; disclose; discover.To exhibit or present to the view; place in sight; display.To communicate; reveal; make known; disclose.To prove; manifest; make apparent or clear by evidence, reasoning, etc.; demonstrate; explain.To inform; teach; instruct.To mark; indicate; point out.To point out the way to; guide or usher; conduct.To bestow; confer; afford: as, to show favor or mercy.To explain; make clear; interpret; expound.Figuratively, to exercise or use upon, usually in a slight and superficial way; barely touch with.To be seen; appear; become visible or manifest.; come into sight, or, figuratively, into knowledge.To make one's (or its) appearance; be visible; be present.n. The act of showing or exhibiting to the view; exposure or exhibition to view or notice; manifestation; demonstration.n. Appearance, whether true or false; semblance; likeness.n. Ostentatious display; parade; pomp.n. A sight or spectacle; an exhibition; a pageant; a play: as, the Lord Mayor's show; specifically, that which is shown for money: as, a traveling show; a flower-show; a cattle-show.n. A feint; a deceptive or plausible appearance; a pretense of something, designed to mislead; pretext.n. The first sanguinolent discharge in Labor; also, the first indication of the menses.n. A sign; indication; prospect; promise; as, a show of petroleum; a show of gold.n. Chance; opportunity.n. [Used attributively to indicate display or effect: as, this is a show day at the club; B was the show figure of the party.]n. Synonyms and Sight, representation.n. Display, Parade, etc. (see ostentation), flourish, dash, pageantry, splendor, ceremony.n. Color, mask.A dialectal variant of shove.n. Refuse: used in the plural.n. In mining, the effect on the flame within the gauze of a miner's safety-lamp by which the presence of fire-damp or combustible gas in the atmosphere is revealed.Designed to be shown or only for show; in fanciers' language, raised for display purposes; bred for ‘points.’ Thus a show homer is a homing pigeon bred for certain characters or markings, in distinction to one raised for flying long distances.