- shower as a noun:
- 6 as a verb:
- 5 show as a noun:
- 4 as a verb:
A plumbing fixture that sprays water over you.
Washing yourself by standing upright under water sprayed from a nozzle:
— He took a shower after the game.
synonym: shower bath.
Dutch: douche, stortbad
Polish: natrysk, prysznic, tusz
A brief period of precipitation:
— The game was interrupted by a brief shower.
synonym: rain shower.
Dutch: bui, regenbui, vlaag
A sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower:
— A little shower of rose petals.
Dutch: douche, stortbad, zich douchen
Someone who organizes an exhibit for others to see.
Dutch: bioscoopexploitant, exposant, standhouder
Polish: eksponent, wystawca
A party of friends assembled to present gifts (usually of a specified kind) to a person.
Expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns:
— He was showered with praise.
Spray or sprinkle with.
Take a shower; wash one's body in the shower.
— Meteors showered down over half of Australia.
synonym: shower down.
Provide abundantly with.
Moby thesaurus: Finnish bath, Japanese bath, Kaffeeklatsch, Russian bath, Scotch mist, Swedish bath, Turkish bath, abound, abundance, accord, administer, aerosol, affluence, afford, allot, allow, ample sufficiency, ampleness, amplitude, aquamanile ... show more.
The act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining.
Dutch: performance, vertoning, voorstelling
Polish: koncert, popis
Something intended to communicate a particular impression:
— A show of impatience.
— A good show of looking interested.
A social event involving a public performance or entertainment.
Pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression:
— That ceremony is just for show.
Give an exhibition of to an interested audience:
— She shows her dogs frequently.
Roget 448: appear; be visible, become visible etc. 446; seem, look, show; present the appearance of, wear the appearance of, carry the appearance of, have the appearance of, bear the appearance of, exhibit the appearance of, ... show more
Dutch: exposeren, tentoonstellen
Establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment:
— The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture.
Dutch: aantonen, bewijzen, hardmaken, staven, uitwijzen
Provide evidence for:
— The blood test showed that he was the father.
Make visible or noticeable.
Dutch: show, schouwspel, spektakel, voorstelling, tonen
Indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively:
— I showed the customer the glove section.
Dutch: aanwijzen, wijzen
Be or become visible or noticeable:
— His good upbringing really shows.
— The dirty side will show.
synonym: show up.
Roget 446: be become visible etc. adj.; appear, open to the view; meet the eye, catch the eye; basset; present itself, show manifest itself, produce itself, discover itself, reveal itself, expose itself, ... show more
Dutch: aantonen, bewijzen, demonstreren, vertonen, zien
Indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments:
— The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero.
Give evidence of, as of records.
Dutch: getuigen, tentoonspreiden, tonen
Take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums:
— The usher showed us to our seats.
Finish third or better in a horse or dog race.
Moby thesaurus: Grand Guignol, Passion play, Prospero, Tom show, accompany, accord, account for, acting, advertise, affect, affectation, affectedness, afford, afford proof of, air, airiness, airs, airs and graces, alibi, allege ... show more.
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