something intended to communicate a particular impression; "made a display of strength"; "a show of impatience"; "a good show of looking interested"
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"
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"
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"
give expression to; "She showed her disappointment"
provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"