Definition of showing in English:

showing

noun

  • 1[mass noun] The action of showing something, or the fact of being shown.

    ‘Alsatian dog, championship quality, excellent results in showing’
    • ‘Their efforts backfired and resulted in the largest showing ever for religious parties in Pakistan.’
    • ‘This is the first showing outside the capital and promises to impress even the most jaded fashion follower and style guru.’
    • ‘Minh Nguyen came to the Yukon with her showing of her work at Yukon Arts Center.’
    • ‘The dismal showing detailed by the institute plays no part in this reconstructed history.’
    • ‘This is what has led to such drab and lifeless showing by usually great teams.’
    • ‘The wildlife channels do not want mere showing of animals or their behaviour.’
    • ‘That is anyone's guess but both teams know there is room for vast improvement on this showing.’
    • ‘This is what the committees were designed for, and they appear - on this showing - to be working.’
    • ‘Make no mistake about it this was every bit as bad as their showing at Pairc Uí Rinn a couple of weeks ago.’
    1. 1.1[count noun]A presentation of a cinema film or television programme.
      ‘another showing of the three-part series’
      • ‘There are also showings of TV programmes from 1968.’
      • ‘Even in art house showings, the film was always in the pan and scan rather than the wide-screen release that I kept reading about.’
      • ‘Aside from sporadic showings at film festivals, his work has never been seen in the United States until now.’
      • ‘The makers of the film are guilty of art house pretension and are sentenced to eternal showings at film festivals where they are likely happiest anyway.’
      • ‘Chicago's Gene Siskel Film Center dug up a pristine copy of this classic film and scheduled two showings; I was one of the lucky few who got a chance to see it.’
      • ‘Such added features as round tables, film and video showings, demonstration classes, and public rehearsals are being considered.’
      • ‘We should try and disrupt showings of his films at cinemas, and egg him when he appears in public.’
      • ‘Imaginative ways of bring people together should be explored, such as picnics, cultural events, film showings, and regular newsletters to keep people in touch.’
      • ‘Now Jewish groups and schools are being given special showings of an extraordinary film which chronicles Niemann's journey in search of her father.’
      • ‘As for successful series, they tend to be shown around six months after their US showing.’
      • ‘Until this year the series was available only at film festivals and special showings.’
      • ‘The three days of special film showings and seminars ended November 12.’
      • ‘Some Church leaders have already been privy to advanced showings of the film.’
      • ‘The idea that this might lead to showings in cinemas across the US is very welcome.’
      • ‘So, yeah, it's pretty much my favorite new show and showing all the time on MTV.’
      • ‘Selby would have Sunday cinema showings in the winter.’
      • ‘By far, the biggest improvement on the after-party from the summer was the addition of film showings at Brewvies, my favorite movie theater ever.’
      • ‘Reports flashed up in cinemas, ending the showings as a mark of respect and phone calls were made to family, friends and team-mates.’
      • ‘How well a film does on its opening weekend often determines how long the theatre will chose to keep it showing.’
      • ‘There was only one showing of the movie in Hawaii, so I really want to know when it will be available to own.’
    2. 1.2[count noun], [with adjective]A performance of a specified quality.
      ‘despite poor opinion poll showings, the party selected him as its candidate’
      • ‘But this showing does not live up to the promise of their earlier set pieces.’
      • ‘No-one, especially coach Alan Jones, is ruling out another impressive showing.’
      • ‘At the start of the campaign, this would have been considered a strong showing.’
      • ‘It was a classy goal and Hibs followed it up with a thoroughly commanding first half showing which lacked only another goal.’
      • ‘Upbeat sentiment returned to the market only after the protest turned out to be a bluff, driven by politicians disillusioned with the poor showings of their parties in the election.’
      • ‘Speaking during his visit, Mr Noonan said that they were not too concerned about recent poll showings, given that they were within the margin of error allowed.’
      • ‘Steady in defence, but a greater involvement could have enhanced Scotland's overall showing.’
      • ‘Our better performances go unrewarded and our poor showings become catastrophic.’
      • ‘The identity of their opponents remains problematical, but on this showing, they will not be clad in green and gold.’
      • ‘What is your polling showing about whether you're getting any kick out of that line?’
      • ‘On this showing though, Glasgow Hawks have little to fear in the months ahead.’
      • ‘On this showing, the former Gateshead prop could well become a firm favourite with the York faithful.’
      • ‘The current travails of the stock market and relatively poor showings of several recent high-profile flotations may be temporarily swaying Wavegen's hand.’
      • ‘Lynagh, a member of Australia's 1991 World Cup-winning side, said Larkham's recent poor showings are affecting his team mates.’
      • ‘A diabolical first half showing left the Mourne team with just too much to do after the break.’
      • ‘Like McGeady, but at the other end of the age spectrum, Lennon's vigorous showing belied his years.’
      • ‘If the season so far is any indication, the Warriors will have a strong showing.’
      • ‘Bangladesh's poor showing with the bat is the result of a poor domestic cricket structure.’
    3. 1.3The way in which something is argued or represented.
      ‘on her own showing she would make a more suitable wife for him than her twin’

Origin

Old English scēawung.

Pronunciation:

showing

/ˈʃəʊɪŋ/