show


show
show show [ʆəʊ ǁ ʆoʊ] noun [countable]
an occasion when a lot of similar things are brought together in one place so that people can come and look at them or so that they can compete against each other — see also roadshow
agriˈcultural ˌshow FARMING
a public show of farming products and skills:

• an agricultural show organized for European farm ministers

ˈtrade show
MARKETING an event at which many different companies involved in a particular area of business show and sell their products; = TRADE FAIR:

• the annual trade show for information and telecommunications technology

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show UK US /ʃəʊ/ noun [C]
MARKETING, COMMERCE an event at which goods and services, or information about them, are displayed so that people can decide whether to buy them: »

a fashion/technology/trade show

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We try to schedule our show ahead of Tucson so dealers can leave here and go straight there.

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What is the future of green automotive business at the Detroit auto show?

COMMUNICATIONS a broadcast on television or radio: »

You can watch reruns of the show on the Internet.

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a television/TV/radio show

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a news/reality/cooking show

a show about sth »

We saw a show about the space program.

a show on sth »

I love that new show on the history channel.

a show of hands — Cf. a show of hands
on show — Cf. on show
See also AGRICULTURAL SHOW(Cf. ↑agricultural show), DOG AND PONY SHOW(Cf. ↑dog and pony show), NO-SHOW(Cf. ↑no-show), ROADSHOW(Cf. ↑roadshow), TRADE SHOW(Cf. ↑trade show)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Show — Show, v. t. [imp. {Showed}; p. p. {Shown}or {Showed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Showing}. It is sometimes written {shew}, {shewed}, {shewn}, {shewing}.] [OE. schowen, shewen, schewen, shawen, AS. sce[ a]wian, to look, see, view; akin to OS. scaw?n, OFries …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Show — Show, n. [Formerly written also shew.] 1. The act of showing, or bringing to view; exposure to sight; exhibition. [1913 Webster] 2. That which os shown, or brought to view; that which is arranged to be seen; a spectacle; an exhibition; as, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Show Me — can refer to:* Show Me! , a sex education book * Show Me (TV series), a 1987 British TV game show hosted by Joe Brown * Show Me (album), a 1987 album by Canadian rock band 54 40 * Show Me , a song by The Pretenders from their 1984 album, Learning …   Wikipedia

  • Show — can refer to:* A television program * A theatrical production * A concert * A radio program * A donkey show * Show (album), a live album by British band The Cure * Show (fair), an Australian fair * Show (animal), a judged event in the hobby of… …   Wikipedia

  • Show Me! — is a controversial sex education book by photographer Will McBride. It appeared in 1974 in German under the title Zeig Mal! , written with psychiatrist Helga Fleischhauer Hardt for children and their parents. It was translated into English a year …   Wikipedia

  • show up — {v.} 1. To make known the real truth about (someone). * /The man said he was a mind reader, but he was shown up as a fake./ 2. To come or bring out; become or make easy to see. * /The detective put a chemical on the paper, and the fingertips… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • show up — {v.} 1. To make known the real truth about (someone). * /The man said he was a mind reader, but he was shown up as a fake./ 2. To come or bring out; become or make easy to see. * /The detective put a chemical on the paper, and the fingertips… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Show — Show, v. i. [Written also shew.] 1. To exhibit or manifest one s self or itself; to appear; to look; to be in appearance; to seem. [1913 Webster] Just such she shows before a rising storm. Dryden. [1913 Webster] All round a hedge upshoots, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Show Ya — Infobox musical artist Name = SHOW YA Img capt = Img size = Landscape = Background = group or band Alias = Origin = Japan Genre = Heavy metal Glam metal Hard rock J Rock Years active = 1984 1992, 1995 2006 Label = Associated acts = URL =… …   Wikipedia

  • show — I. verb (showed; shown or showed; showing) Etymology: Middle English shewen, showen, from Old English scēawian to look, look at, see; akin to Old High German scouwōn to look, look at, and probably to Latin cavēre to be on one s guard Date: 12th… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Show TV — Infobox TV channel name = Show TV logofile = ShowTV.png logosize = logoalt = 150px launch = March 1, 1992 closed date = share = share as of = share source = owner = Erol Aksoy (1992 1999) Mehmet Emin Karamehmet (1999 present) slogan = country =… …   Wikipedia


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