showing

[ shoh-ing ]
/ ˈʃoʊ ɪŋ /

noun

a show, display, or exhibition.
the act of putting something on display.
a performance or record considered for the impression it makes: She made a bad showing in high school but did better in college.
a setting forth or presentation, as of facts or conditions.
Also called show piece. a rock specimen revealing the presence of a certain mineral.

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Origin of showing

before 950; Middle English schewing (gerund), Old English scēawung; see show, -ing1

Definition for showing (2 of 2)

Origin of show

before 900; (v.) Middle English showen, s(c)hewen to look at, show, Old English scēawian to look at; cognate with Dutch schowen, German schauen; (noun) Middle English s(c)hew(e), derivative of the v.

synonym study for show

24, 25. Show, display, ostentation, pomp suggest the presentation of a more or less elaborate, often pretentious, appearance for the public to see. Show often indicates an external appearance that may or may not accord with actual facts: a show of modesty. Display applies to an intentionally conspicuous show: a great display of wealth. Ostentation is vain, ambitious, pretentious, or offensive display: tasteless and vulgar ostentation. Pomp suggests such a show of dignity and authority as characterizes a ceremony of state: The coronation was carried out with pomp and ceremonial.

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British Dictionary definitions for showing (1 of 2)

showing
/ (ˈʃəʊɪŋ) /

noun

a presentation, exhibition, or display
manner of presentation; performance
evidence

British Dictionary definitions for showing (2 of 2)

show
/ (ʃəʊ) /

verb shows, showing, showed, shown or showed

noun

See also show off, show up

Word Origin for show

Old English scēawian; related to Old High German scouwōn to look, Old Norse örskār careful, Greek thuoskoos seer
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Medical definitions for showing

show
[ shō ]

n.

The first discharge of blood in menstruation.
The discharge of bloody mucus from the vagina indicating the start of labor.
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Idioms and Phrases with showing

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