"showing" in the noun sense
1. screening, showing, viewing
the display of a motion picture
2. display, exhibit, showing
something shown to the public
"the museum had many exhibits of oriental art"
"showing" in the verb sense
1. show, demo, exhibit, present, demonstrate
give an exhibition of to an interested audience
"She shows her dogs frequently"
"We will demo the new software in Washington"
2. prove, demonstrate, establish, show, shew
establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
"The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"
"The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"
3. testify, bear witness, prove, evidence, show
provide evidence for
"The blood test showed that he was the father"
"Her behavior testified to her incompetence"
make visible or noticeable
"She showed her talent for cooking"
"Show me your etchings, please"
5. picture, depict, render, show
show in, or as in, a picture
"This scene depicts country life"
"the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"
6. express, show, evince
give expression to
"She showed her disappointment"
7. indicate, point, designate, show
indicate a place, direction, person, or thing either spatially or figuratively
"I showed the customer the glove section"
"He pointed to the empty parking space"
"he indicated his opponents"
8. show, show up
be or become visible or noticeable
"His good upbringing really shows"
"The dirty side will show"
9. read, register, show, record
indicate a certain reading of gauges and instruments
"The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"
"The gauge read `empty'"
give evidence of, as of records
"The diary shows his distress that evening"
11. usher, show
take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums
"The usher showed us to our seats"
finish third or better in a horse or dog race
"he bet $2 on number six to show"
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