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"
the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; "a remarkable show of skill"
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"
pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression; "they try to keep up appearances"; "that ceremony is just for show"
give expression to; "She showed her disappointment"
a social event involving a public performance or en