[ shoh-ing ]
See synonyms for showing on
  1. a show, display, or exhibition.

  2. the act of putting something on display.

  1. a performance or record considered for the impression it makes: She made a bad showing in high school but did better in college.

  2. a setting forth or presentation, as of facts or conditions.

  3. Also called show piece . a rock specimen revealing the presence of a certain mineral.

Origin of showing

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

Words Nearby showing Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use showing in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for showing


/ (ˈʃəʊɪŋ) /

  1. a presentation, exhibition, or display

  2. manner of presentation; performance

  1. evidence

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