verb (used with or without object), shewed, shewn, shew·ing, noun
Words nearby shew
Definition for showed (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), showed, shown or showed, show·ing.
verb (used without object), showed, shown or showed, show·ing.
- the first appearance of blood at the onset of menstruation.
- a blood-tinged mucous discharge from the vagina that indicates the onset of labor.
- to display ostentatiously: The parade was designed to show off all the latest weapons of war.
- to seek to gain attention by displaying prominently one's abilities or accomplishments.
- to make known, as faults; expose; reveal.
- to exhibit in a certain way; appear: White shows up well against a blue background.
- to come to or arrive at a place: We waited for two hours, but he didn't show up.
- to make (another) seem inferior; outdo.
Origin of show
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Examples from the Web for showed
Barry showed me his room—a one bedroom with a killer view of Riverbank State Park and the Hudson.His First Day Out Of Jail After 40 Years: Adjusting To Life Outside|Justin Rohrlich|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In keeping with the facade, Williams showed himself to be dedicated preacher who “knows his scripture.”Exposed: The Gay-Bashing Pastor’s Same-Sex Assault|M.L. Nestel|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And Asians also showed a shift toward the GOP in the mid-terms.
CEO Michael Lynton showed a rough cut of the movie to U.S. officials before moving ahead.Exclusive: Sony Emails Say State Department Blessed Kim Jong-Un Assassination in ‘The Interview’|William Boot|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hitch, Alma, and several others watched the final cut before they showed it to the studio.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He showed much regret for the seizure, and the injustice we had received from Alcaraz and others.Original Narratives of Early American History|Vaca and Others
The figure was clearly alien, though startlingly humanoid—at least from the waist up, which was all that showed in the screen.A Matter of Magnitude|Al Sevcik
He hated being shut up too, and showed amazing cleverness in escaping from prison.The Animal Story Book|Various
Beyond breathing a little harder than usual he showed no signs of his recent chase.The Outdoor Chums on the Lake|Quincy Allen
Mr. Carlaw sighed, and stretched out his hand toward his sister; showed his teeth in a fierce grin, and shook a fist at her.The Idol of The Blind|Tom Gallon
British Dictionary definitions for showed (1 of 2)
verb shews, shewing, shewed, shewn (ʃəʊn) or shewed
Derived forms of shewshewer, noun
British Dictionary definitions for showed (2 of 2)
verb shows, showing, showed, shown or showed
- (of a stage act, etc) to receive so much applause as to interrupt the performance
- to be received with great enthusiasm
Word Origin for show
Medical definitions for showed
Idioms and Phrases with showed
In addition to the idioms beginning with show
- show and tell
- show must go on, the
- show off
- show of hands
- show one's colors
- show one's face
- show one's hand
- show one's heels
- show one's teeth
- show one's true colors
- show signs of
- show someone the door
- show someone the ropes
- show someone a good time
- show someone out
- show the way
- show the white feather
- show to advantage
- show up
- bare (show) one's teeth
- dog-and-pony show
- false colors, show
- for show
- get the show on the road
- go to show
- know (show) the ropes
- one-man show
- road show
- run the show
- steal the show
- (show one's) true colors