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Pomp vs. Show

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  • Pomp (noun)

    Show of magnificence; parade; display; power.

  • Pomp (noun)

    A procession distinguished by ostentation and splendor; a pageant.

  • Pomp (verb)

    To make a pompous display; to conduct.

  • Show (verb)

    To display, to have somebody see (something).

    "The car's dull finish showed years of neglect."

    "All he had to show for four years of attendance at college was a framed piece of paper."

  • Show (verb)

    To bestow; to confer.

    "to show mercy; to show favour; (dialectal) show me the salt please"

  • Show (verb)

    To indicate (a fact) to be true; to demonstrate.

  • Show (verb)

    To guide or escort.

    "Could you please show him on his way. He has overstayed his welcome."

  • Show (verb)

    To be visible, to be seen.

    "Your bald patch is starting to show."

  • Show (verb)

    To put in an appearance; show up.

    "We waited for an hour, but they never showed."

  • Show (verb)

    To have an enlarged belly and thus be recognizable as pregnant.

  • Show (verb)

    To finish third, especially of horses or dogs.

    "In the third race: Aces Up won, paying eight dollars; Blarney Stone placed, paying three dollars; and Cinnamon showed, paying five dollars."

  • Show (verb)

    To have a certain appearance, such as well or ill, fit or unfit; to become or suit; to appear.

  • Show (noun)

    A play, dance, or other entertainment.

  • Show (noun)

    An exhibition of items.

    "art show;"

    "dog show"

  • Show (noun)

    A demonstration.

    "show of force"

  • Show (noun)

    A broadcast program/programme.

    "radio show;"

    "television show"

  • Show (noun)

    A movie.

    "Let's catch a show."

  • Show (noun)

    Mere display or pomp with no substance. (Usually seen in the phrases "all show" and "for show".)

    "The dog sounds ferocious but it's all show."

  • Show (noun)

    A project or presentation.

    "''Let's get on with the show."

    "Let's get this show on the road."

    "They went on an international road show to sell the shares to investors."

    "It was Apple's usual dog and pony show."

  • Show (noun)

    The major leagues.

    "He played AA ball for years, but never made it to the show."

  • Show (noun)

    A pale blue flame at the top of a candle flame, indicating the presence of firedamp.

  • Show (noun)

    Semblance; likeness; appearance.

  • Show (noun)

    A discharge, from the vagina, of mucus streaked with blood, occurring a short time before labor.

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  • Pomp (noun)

    A procession distinguished by ostentation and splendor; a pageant.

  • Pomp (noun)

    Show of magnificence; parade; display; power.

  • Pomp (verb)

    To make a pompons display; to conduct.

  • Show

    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).

  • Show

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

  • Show

    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.

  • Show

    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.

  • Show

    To bestow; to confer; to afford; as, to show favor.

  • Show (verb)

    To exhibit or manifest one's self or itself; to appear; to look; to be in appearance; to seem.

  • Show (verb)

    To have a certain appearance, as well or ill, fit or unfit; to become or suit; to appear.

  • Show (noun)

    The act of showing, or bringing to view; exposure to sight; exhibition.

  • Show (noun)

    That which os shown, or brought to view; that which is arranged to be seen; a spectacle; an exhibition; as, a traveling show; a cattle show.

  • Show (noun)

    Proud or ostentatious display; parade; pomp.

  • Show (noun)

    Semblance; likeness; appearance.

  • Show (noun)

    False semblance; deceitful appearance; pretense.

  • Show (noun)

    A discharge, from the vagina, of mucus streaked with blood, occuring a short time before labor.

  • Show (noun)

    A pale blue flame, at the top of a candle flame, indicating the presence of fire damp.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Pomp (noun)

    ceremonial elegance and splendor;

    "entered with much eclat in a coach drawn by eight white horses"

  • Show (noun)

    a public exhibition of entertainment;

    "a remarkable show of skill"

  • Show (noun)

    something intended to communicate a particular impression;

    "made a display of strength"

    "a show of impatience"

    "a good show of looking interested"

  • Show (noun)

    a public exhibition or entertainment;

    "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"

  • Show (noun)

    pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression;

    "they try to keep up appearances"

    "that ceremony is just for show"

  • Show (verb)

    show or demonstrate something to an interested audience;

    "She shows her dogs frequently"

    "We will demo the new software in Washington"

  • Show (verb)

    establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment;

    "The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound"

    "The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture"

  • Show (verb)

    provide evidence for;

    "The blood test showed that he was the father"

    "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"

  • Show (verb)

    make visible or noticeable;

    "She showed her talent for cooking"

    "Show me your etchings, please"

  • Show (verb)

    show in, or as in, a picture;

    "This scene depicts country life"

    "the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting"

  • Show (verb)

    give expression to;

    "She showed her disappointment"

  • Show (verb)

    indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively;

    "I showed the customer the glove section"

    "He pointed to the empty parking space"

    "he indicated his opponents"

  • Show (verb)

    make clear and visible;

    "The article revealed the policies of the government"

  • Show (verb)

    be or become visible or noticeable;

    "His good upbringing really shows"

    "The dirty side will show"

  • Show (verb)

    indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments;

    "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"

    "The gauge read `empty'"

  • Show (verb)

    give evidence of, as of records;

    "The diary shows his distress that evening"

  • Show (verb)

    show (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums;

    "The usher showed us to our seats"

  • Show (verb)

    finish third or better in a horse or dog race;

    "he bet $2 on number six to show"

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