shown

[ shohn ]
/ ʃoʊn /

verb

a past participle of show.

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decorum

OTHER WORDS FROM shown

un·shown, adjectivewell-shown, adjective

Definition for shown (2 of 3)

shew
[ shoh ]
/ ʃoʊ /
Archaic.

verb (used with or without object), shewed, shewn, shew·ing, noun

Definition for shown (3 of 3)

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.

OTHER WORDS FROM show

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British Dictionary definitions for shown (1 of 3)

shown
/ (ʃəʊn) /

verb

a past participle of show

British Dictionary definitions for shown (2 of 3)

shew
/ (ʃəʊ) /

verb shews, shewing, shewed, shewn (ʃəʊn) or shewed

an archaic spelling of show

Derived forms of shew

shewer, noun

British Dictionary definitions for shown (3 of 3)

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 shown

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 shown

show

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