Definition for showing (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
Examples from the Web for showing
Almost all of the network and cable news channels said that they would not be showing the cartoons either.Politicians Only Love Journalists When They're Dead|Luke O’Neil|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The account goes some way in showing just how present the Quds and other forces are in Iraq at this point in time.What an Iranian Funeral Tells Us About the Wars in Iraq|IranWire|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Lynch was surely not afraid of showing disrespect to the mayor.
Such was the importance of showing the country that he was a “different kind of Democrat.”
It would almost be less disturbing if he was showing some kind of sign he was a homicidal maniac.
The mother's mood may be read at a glance: she is showing in one of a thousand tender ways her motherly affection for her child.The Madonna in Art|Estelle M. Hurll
And so showing her handfuls of Gold and Silver, he humbly intreated a Reconciliation betwixt 'em.The Notorious Impostor and Diego Redivivus|Elkanah Settle
There's not a trade agoing,Worth knowing or showing,Like that from glory growing!Says the bold soldier boy.
During the first seven years of their lives their love was open and frank, showing no restriction of the regard they felt.
He couldn't keep from showing in his voice that he felt they were letting him down.The Year When Stardust Fell|Raymond F. Jones
British Dictionary definitions for showing (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for showing (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
Medicine definitions for showing
Idioms and Phrases with showing
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