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1. a theatrical or other entertainment
2. a sporting event consisting of contests in which riders perform different exercises to show their skill and their horses' ability and breeding
3. stop the show Informal (of a stage act, etc.) to receive so much applause as to interrupt the performance



(in Russian, obozrenie), a variety or theater presentation that consists of separate scenes and variety, choreographic, instrumental, and vocal numbers. The elements of a show are united by a common theme.

Shows first appeared in the 1830’s in France under the name of revues and had a topical interest, but at the end of the 19th century the revue was transformed into a simple entertainment vehicle. In the Soviet theater and the theater of socialist countries, such as Poland and Rumania, shows are comic and satiric presentations. They are part of the repertoire of variety theaters, music halls, and theaters of miniature genres, such as the Leningrad Theater of Variety and Miniature Genres.

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And she told him that looking out of her little window she had seen her brothers flying over the wood in the shape of swans, and she showed him the feathers which they had let fall in the yard, and which she had collected.
1 : to place in sight : display <She showed everyone her pictures.
Reifenhauser, which showed the first gearless motor on an extruder at last NPE, has added three new extruder sizes (60, 80 and 90 mm) for wire coating with Siemens motors.
When they wanted to promote a specific show, it was done in-house for as cheaply as possible--their promo guy gleefully showed me a typical spot, consisting of white text superimposed over images of jumping flames, bragging that it cost "about $1.
At the moment when he showed them, though, we thought, "What is that?
Figure 3 showed that as the specimen number within the set of thin, quasi-isotropic specimens increases, there is probably a decreasing amount of scorching damage to the specimens.
It is clear that while many 3-mm samples showed low elongation values (likely caused by a high pearlite content or the presence of carbides), others showed strengths well above those required in ASTM A536 grades.
The ubiquitous Martha Stewart showed up for an inevitable segment in which she told Gumbel, ``Nothing's nicer than making bread, Bryant,'' and home-improvement-maven Bob Vila delivered a staggeringly dull and impossibly protracted report on how the set of ``The Early Show'' was built.
I showed the presentation to a buyer from Baltimore Gas and Electric during the Maryland/DC Minority Supplier Development Council Opportunity Fair.
Eschewing action, he showed crime solving to be a plodding, frustrating occupation.