(transitive) To display, to have somebody see (something). (transitive) To bestow; to confer. (transitive) To indicate (a fact) to be true; to demonstrate. (transitive) To guide or escort. (intransitive) To be visible; to be seen; to appear. (intransitive, informal) To put in an appearance; show up. (intransitive, informal) To have an enlarged belly and thus be recognizable as pregnant. (intransitive, racing) To finish third, especially of horses or dogs. (obsolete) To have a certain appearance, such as well or ill, fit or unfit; to become or suit; to appear. (countable) A play, dance, or other entertainment. (countable) An exhibition of items. (countable) A demonstration. (countable) A broadcast program/programme. (countable) A movie. A project or presentation. (uncountable) Mere display or pomp with no substance. (Usually seen in the phrases "all show" and "for show".) Outward appearance; wileful or deceptive appearance. (baseball, with "the") The major leagues. (mining, obsolete) A pale blue flame at the top of a candle flame, indicating the presence of firedamp. (archaic) Pretence. (archaic) Sign, token, or indication. (obsolete) Semblance; likeness; appearance. (obsolete) Plausibility. (medicine) A discharge, from the vagina, of mucus streaked with blood, occurring a short time before labor.