English definition of “show”
/ʃəʊ/ verb (past tense showed, past participle shown)
PROVE [T] › If numbers, results, facts, etc show something, they prove that it is true: [+ (that)] Research shows that 40% of the programme's viewers are aged over 55. Sales figures showed a significant increase last month.
LET SOMEONE SEE [T] › to let someone look at something: [+ two objects] Show me your photos. Show your passport to the officer.
show sb what to do/how to do sth › to teach someone how to do something by explaining it or by doing it yourself while they watch: She showed me how to use the new computer system. Have you shown him what to do?
EXPRESS [T] › to express a feeling so that other people are able to notice it: He hasn't shown any interest so far. If she was upset, she certainly didn't show it.
EASY TO SEE [I, T] › to be easy to see, or to make something easy to see: The sadness really shows on her face. Light-coloured carpets show the dirt.
show sb into/around/round, etc › to take someone to or round a place: He showed us into a big room full of books. She showed me round the factory.
IMAGE [T] › If a picture, film, map, etc shows something, that thing can be seen in the picture, film, etc.: A diagram shows the levels of rainfall in different parts of the country.
FILM [I, T] › If a cinema shows a film or a film is showing somewhere, you can go and see it there.