Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
show /ʃou/
  • danh từ
    • sự bày tỏ
      • to vote by show of hands: biểu quyết bằng giơ tay
    • sự trưng bày; cuộc triển lãm
    • sự phô trương, sự khoe khoang
      • a fine show of blossom: cảnh muôn hoa khoe sắc
    • (thông tục) cuộc biểu diễn
      • a film show: một buổi chiếu phim
    • bề ngoài, hình thức, sự giả đò, sự giả bộ
      • to do something for show: làm việc gì để lấy hình thức
      • to be fond of show: chuộng hình thức
      • his sympathy is mere show: vẻ thiện cảm của anh ta chỉ là giả đồ
    • (từ lóng) cơ hội, dịp
      • to have no show at all: không gặp dịp
    • (y học) nước đầu ối
    • (từ lóng) việc, công việc kinh doanh, việc làm ăn
      • to run (boss) the show: điều khiển mọi việc
    • (quân sự), (từ lóng) trận đánh, chiến dịch
    • to give away the show x give good show!
      • khá lắm!, hay lắm!
  • ngoại động từ showed; showed, shown
    • cho xem, cho thấy, trưng bày, đưa cho xem; tỏ ra
      • an aperture shows the inside: một khe hở cho ta thấy phía bên trong
      • to show trained tress: trưng bày cây cảnh
      • to show neither joy nor anger: không tỏ ra vui mà cũng không tỏ ra giận
      • to favour to somebody: tỏ sự chiếu cố đối với ai
    • tỏ ra, tỏ rõ
      • to show intelligence: tỏ ra thông minh
      • to show the authenticity of the tale: tỏ rõ câu chuyện là có thật
    • chỉ, bảo, dạy
      • to show someone the way: chỉ đường cho ai
      • to show someone how to read: dạy ai đọc
    • dẫn, dắt
      • to show someone round the house: dẫn ai đi quanh nhà
      • to show someone to his room: dẫn ai về phòng
  • nội động từ
    • hiện ra, xuất hiện, trông rõ, ra trước công chúng, (thông tục) ló mặt, lòi ra
      • buds are just showing: nụ hoa đang nhú ra
      • he never shows [up] at big meetings: hắn không bao giờ ló mặt ra ở các cuộc họp lớn
      • your shirt's tails are showing: đuôi áo sơ mi anh lòi ra
    • to show in
      • đưa vào, dẫn vào
    • to whow off
      • khoe khoang, phô trương (của cải, tài năng)
    • to show out
      • đưa ra, dẫn ra
    • to show up
      • để lộ ra, lộ mặt nạ (ai)
    • (thông tục) xuất hiện, ló mặt ra, xuất đầu lộ diện; có mặt
    • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (thông tục) vượt xa, hơn nhiều
    • to show a clean pair of heels
      • (xem) heel
    • to show the cloven hoof
      • (xem) hoof
    • to show one's colours
      • để lộ bản chất của mình; để lộ đảng phái của mình
    • to show fight
      • (xem) fight
    • to show one's hands
      • để lộ ý đồ của mình
    • to show a leg
      • (xem) leg
    • to show the white feather
      • (xem) feather
Concise Dictionary
+the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
+something intended to communicate a particular impression
+a social event involving a public performance or entertainment
+pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression
+show or demonstrate something to an interested audience
+establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
+provide evidence for
+make visible or noticeable
+show in, or as in, a picture
+give expression to
+indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively
+make clear and visible
+be or become visible or noticeable
+indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments
+give evidence of, as of records
+show (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums
+finish third or better in a horse or dog race

Thesaurus Dictionary
1 display, present, expose, demonstrate, indicate, exhibit, manifest, (lay) bare, disclose, reveal, betray, make known, divulge, register, express, make clear or plain or manifest, elucidate, clarify, explain:
Show your identification as you enter. Your persistent refusal to associate with Dominic shows how you feel very clearly. They showed me how the new machine works
2 escort, accompany, conduct, usher, lead, guide, direct; steer:
Please show Mr Sorenson to his table.
3 prove, demonstrate, confirm, corroborate, verify, substantiate, bear out, certify, authenticate:
This signature shows that the will was signed personally by your father
4 teach, instruct, tell, inform, let (someone) in on, give (someone) an idea of:
Would you please show me how to use this washing-machine?
5 appear, become or be visible, peek through, can or may be seen:
The floor was showing through a hole in the carpet.
6 exhibit, reveal, indicate, display, register:
A thermometer shows the temperature, a barometer the atmospheric pressure
7 make an appearance, appear, show up, arrive, come:
Do you really think that the Jack Nicholson will show at the club tonight?
8 represent, symbolize, depict, portray, picture, illustrate:
This drawing shows what happens to children who bite their fingernails.
9 present, play, put on, stage, screen; be (being) presented or played or playing or put on or staged or screened:
They are showing The Maltese Falcon at the local cinema. What is showing there tomorrow?
10 grant, accord, bestow:
They finally showed mercy and let the hostages go.
11 show off. make an exhibit or a spectacle of, flaunt, advertise, display, parade; pose, swagger, posture, boast, brag, US and Canadian grandstand:
They invited us to show off their new house. Quilty shows off too much for my taste
12 show up.
(a) expose, give away, reveal:
His collection of animal trophies shows him up for what he really is.
(b) stand out, be conspicuous, be noticeable, contrast:
The white dress shows up nicely against your suntan.
(c) embarrass, (put to) shame, mortify, upstage, overshadow, outshine, eclipse:
John only runs in the marathon to show me up.
13 display, demonstration, exhibition, exposition, fair, presentation, Colloq expo:
There will be a computer show at the convention centre next week.
14 production, presentation, drama, musical, entertainment:
We flew to New York for a week to see a few Broadway shows.
15 ostentation, display, appearance, pretentiousness, pretension, affectation:
Those paintings are there just for show, not because they enjoy art.
Advanced English Dictionary
verb, noun
+ verb (showed, shown or, rarely, showed)
make clear
1 to make sth clear; to prove sth: [V (that)] The figures clearly show that her claims are false. + The government's popularity is declining rapidly, as the opinion polls show. + [VN that] Market research has shown us that people want quality, not just low prices. + [VN] a report showing the company's current situation + [VN to inf] His new book shows him to be a first-rate storyteller. + [V wh-] This shows how people are influenced by TV advertisements. [also VN wh-]
let sb see sth
2 ~ sth (to sb)
~ (sb) sth to let sb see sth: [VN] If there's a letter from France please show it to me. + You have to show your ticket as you go in. + [VN, VNN] Have you shown your work to anyone? + Have you shown anyone your work?
3 ~ sth to sb
~ sb sth to help sb to do sth by letting them watch you do it or by explaining it: [VN, VNN] She showed the technique to her students. + She showed her students the technique. + [VN wh-] Can you show me how to do it?
4 to point to sth so that sb can see where or what it is: [VNN] He showed me our location on the map. + [VN wh-] Show me which picture you drew.
5 to lead or guide sb to a place: [VN, +adv./prep.] The attendant showed us to our seats. + We were shown into the waiting room. + [VNN] I'll go first and show you the way.
quality / behaviour / feeling
6 to make it clear that you have a particular quality: [VN] to show great courage / determination + [VN-ADJ] She had shown herself unable to deal with money. + [VN to inf] He has shown himself to be ready to make compromises. [also V that]
7 ~ sth (for / to sb)
~ (sb) sth to behave in a particular way towards sb: [VN, VNN] They showed no respect for their parents. + They showed their parents no respect.
8 if a feeling or quality shows, or if you show it, people can see it: [V] Fear showed in his eyes. + She tried not to let her disappointment show. + [VN] Her expression showed her disappointment. + James began to show signs of impatience. + [V wh-] She tried not to show how disappointed she was.
be visible
9 if sth shows, people can see it. If sth shows a mark, dirt, etc., the mark can be seen: [V] She had a warm woollen hat on that left only her eyes and nose showing. + [VN] Their new white carpet showed every mark.
10 [VN] (not usually used in the progressive tenses) to give particular information, or a time or measurement: The map shows the principal towns and rivers. + The clock showed midnight. + The end-of-year accounts show a loss.
of picture / photograph
11 ~ sth
~ sb (as sth) to be of sb/sth; to represent sb/sth: [VN] She had objected to a photo showing her in a bikini. [also VN -ing]
for public to see
12 to be or make sth available for the public to see: [V] The movie is now showing at all major movie theaters. + [VN] The movie is being shown now. + She plans to show her paintings early next year.
13 [no passive] (informal) to prove that you can do sth or are sth: [VN] They think I can't do it, but I'll show them! + [VN to inf] He has shown himself to be a caring father. [also VNN]
14 [V] (informal, especially AmE) to arrive where you have arranged to meet sb or do sth: I waited an hour but he didn't show.
See also - SHOW UP
15 [VN] to enter an animal in a competition
Idioms: it goes to show used to say that sth proves sth: It just goes to show what you can do when you really try.
show sb the door to ask sb to leave, because they are no longer welcome
show your face to appear among your friends or in public: She stayed at home, afraid to show her face.
show your hand / cards (BrE) (AmE tip your hand) to make your plans or intentions known
show sb who's boss to make it clear to sb that you have more power and authority than they have
show the way to do sth first so that other people can follow
show willing (BrE) to show that you are ready to help, work hard, etc. if necessary
(have) something, nothing, etc. to show for sth (to have) something, nothing, etc. as a result of sth: All those years of hard work, and nothing to show for it!
more at FLAG n., PACE n., ROPE n.
Phrasal Verbs: show sb around / round (sth) to be a guide for sb when they visit a place for the first time to show them what is interesting: We were shown around the school by one of the students. + Has anyone shown you round yet?
show off (informal, disapproving) to try to impress others by talking about your abilities, possessions, etc: He's just showing off because that girl he likes is here.
related noun SHOW-OFF
show sb/sth<->off
1 to show people sb/sth that you are proud of: She wanted to show off her new husband at the party. + [+ wh-] He likes to show off how well he speaks French.
2 (of clothing) to make sb look attractive, by showing their best features: a dress that shows off her figure
show through
show through sth to be able to be seen behind or under sth else: The writing on the other side of the page shows through. + (figurative) When he spoke, his bitterness showed through. + Veins showed through her pale skin.
show up (informal) to arrive where you have arranged to meet sb or do sth: It was getting late when she finally showed up.
show up
show sth<->up to become visible; to make sth become visible: a broken bone showed up on the X-ray + The harsh light showed up the lines on her face.
show sb<->up
1 (BrE, informal) to make sb feel embarrassed by behaving badly: He showed me up by snoring during the concert.
2 to make sb feel embarrassed by doing sth better than them: Don't worry about being shown up by the kids-they've always used computers.
+ noun
1 [C] a theatre performance, especially one that includes singing and dancing: to see / watch / go to a show + a one-woman / -man show + to put on / stage a show + She's the star of the show!
2 [C] a programme on television or the radio: to host a TV / radio show + a comedy / quiz show
of collection of things
3 [C, U] an occasion when a collection of things are brought together for people to look at
an agricultural show + the Paris fashion shows + The latest computers will be on show at the exhibition. + A local artist is holding a show of her recent work.
See also - PEEP SHOW
of feeling
4 [C] an action or a way of behaving that shows how you feel
Synonym: DISPLAY
a show of emotion / gratitude / temper + a show of support / unity + A show of force by 4 000 soldiers led to an agreement being reached quickly.
insincere act
5 [U, sing.] something that is done only to give a good impression, but is not sincere: He may seem charming, but it's all show! + She pretends to be interested in opera, but it's only for show. + He made a great show of affection, but I knew he didn't mean it.
colourful sight
6 [C, U] a colourful or pleasing sight
Synonym: DISPLAY
a lovely show of spring flowers
event / situation
7 [sing.] (informal) an event, a business or a situation where sth is being done or organized: She runs the whole show. + I won't interfere-it's your show.
good / poor show
8 [C, usually sing.] (informal, especially BrE) something that is done in a particular way: The team put on a good show in the competition. + It's a poor show if he forgets your birthday.
Idioms: for show intended to be seen but not used: These items are just for show-they're not for sale.
get the show on the road (spoken) to start an activity or a journey: Let's get this show on the road!
(jolly) good show! (old-fashioned, BrE, informal) used to show you like sth or to say that sb has done sth well
a show of hands a group of people each raising a hand to vote for or against sth: The vote was passed by a show of hands. + Let's have a show of hands. Who's in favour of the proposal?
more at STEAL
Collocation Dictionary

1 type of entertainment


live | family, popular | radio, television/TV | floor, stage | benefit, charity | chat, talk | game, quiz | cabaret, comedy, magic, musical, talent, variety | film, light, slide | Punch and Judy, puppet | freak | peep | one-man, one-woman, solo | sb's own
She finally got her own TV show.
| road, touring, travelling


see, watch
Did you see the Lenny Henry Show last night?
| host


feature sb/sth, star sb
a live show featuring the best of Irish talent




from a/the ~
songs from the show
| in a/the ~
one of the acts in the show
| on a/the ~ (only used about television and radio shows)
I saw her on a chat show yesterday.


the star of the show
The dog was the real star of the show.

More information about PERFORMANCE


arts write ~
He's written a new West End musical.

do, present, perform, produce, put on, stage ~
We are proud to present the play ‘Rocket to the Moon’. The drama group is doing a show.

direct ~
She is directing Verdi's opera ‘La Traviata’ at La Scala next year.

act in, appear in, perform in, sing in, star in ~
He starred in the West End hit musical ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’.

rehearse (for) ~
We had no time to rehearse for the play.

go to
the ballet/opera/theatreI haven't been to the theatre for ages.

see ~
Have you seen that new production of ‘Macbeth’?

~ open
‘The Nutcracker’ opens in December.

~ play, run
The show has been playing to packed houses. The show ran for years on Broadway.

~ close
The musical closes this week after a record number of performances.

a play/show

The play folded after poor reviews.

the ballet/opera/theatreWe met at the opera.

in a/the ~
the characters in the play

~ by
a comedy by Moli

2 public display/exhibition


big | annual, spring, summer | local | agricultural, air, art, boat, cat, dog, fashion, flower, horse, motor, trade


have, hold, organize, put on
They are holding a big fashion show at the Hilton tonight.
| attend, go to


The show features the work of local artists.




at a/the ~
There were more than 500 exhibitors at the trade show.
| on ~ (being shown for people to look at)
The paintings are on show until April.

3 outward expression of an emotion/attitude


great | brave | public


make, put on
Although she hated him, she put on a show of politeness.
| be all
He shouts a lot but it's all show.


for ~
She pretends to be interested in opera, but it's only for show.
| ~ of
He made a great show of welcoming us.


a show of force/strength
The Democrats organized a show of strength, a mass rally in Central Park.

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