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Meaning of showing by Wiktionary Dictionary



    • Rhymes: -əʊɪŋ



    1. Present participle of show .


    showing ( plural: showings )

    1. An occasion when something is shown .
      We went to the midnight showing of the new horror movie .
    2. A result, a judgement .
      He made a poor showing at his first time at bat .

Explanation of showing by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. something shown to the public

    2. the display of a motion picture

    Definition of showing by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. 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. sceáwian, to look, see, view; akin to OS. scawn, OFries. skawia, D. schouwen, OHG. scouwn, G. schauen, Dan. skue, Sw. skda, Icel. skoa, Goth. usskawjan to waken, skuggwa a mirror, Icel. skuggy shade, shadow, L. cavere to be on one's guard, Gr. to mark, perceive, hear, Skr. kavi wise. Cf. Caution, Scavenger, Sheen.]
      1. To exhibit or present to view; to place in sight; to display; -- the thing exhibited being the object, and often with an indirect object denoting the person or thing seeing or beholding; as, “to show a house; show your colors; shopkeepers show customers goods ( show goods to customers ).”

      Go thy way, shew thyself to the priest. Matt. viii. 4.

      Nor want we skill or art from whence to raise

      Magnificence; and what can heaven show more? Milton.

      2. To exhibit to the mental view; to tell; to disclose; to reveal; to make known; as, “to show one's designs”.

      Shew them the way wherein they must walk. Ex. xviii. 20.

      If it please my father to do thee evil, then I will shew it thee, and send thee away. 1 Sam. xx. 13.

      3. Specifically, to make known the way to ( a person ); hence, to direct; to guide; to asher; to conduct; as, “to show a person into a parlor; to show one to the door”.

      4. To make apparent or clear, as by evidence, testimony, or reasoning; to prove; to explain; also, to manifest; to evince; as, “to show the truth of a statement; to show the causes of an event”.

      I 'll show my duty by my timely care. Dryden.

      5. To bestow; to confer; to afford; as, “to show favor”.

      Shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me. Ex. xx. 6.

      To show forth, to manifest; to publish; to proclaim. -- To show his paces, to exhibit the gait, speed, or the like; -- said especially of a horse. -- To show off, to exhibit ostentatiously. -- To show up, to expose. [Colloq.]

    2. Showing, n.
      1. Appearance; display; exhibition.

      2. Presentation of facts; statement. J. S. Mill.