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show·man

 (shō′mən)
n.
1. A theatrical producer.
2. One who has a flair for dramatic or ostentatious behavior.

show′man·ship′ n.

showman

(ˈʃəʊmən)
n, pl -men
1. (Theatre) a person who presents or produces a theatrical show, etc
2. a person skilled at presenting anything in an effective manner
ˈshowmanship n

show•man

(ˈʃoʊ mən)

n., pl. -men.
1. a person who produces theatrical works.
2. a person gifted in dramatic presentation.
[1725–35]
show′man•ly, adv.
show′man•ship`, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.showman - a person skilled at making effective presentations
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
2.showman - a sponsor who books and stages public entertainmentsshowman - a sponsor who books and stages public entertainments
booker, booking agent - someone who engages a person or company for performances
exhibitioner, exhibitor, shower - someone who organizes an exhibit for others to see
organ-grinder - a street musician who plays a hand organ or hurdy-gurdy
porn merchant, pornographer - someone who presents shows or sells writing or pictures that are sexually explicit in violation of the community mores

showman

noun performer, entertainer, artiste, player, show-off, extrovert, Thespian, trouper, play-actor, actor or actress I think Kasparov's a bit of a showman.
Translations
مُنَظِّم حَفلات إسْتِعْراضِيَّه
producent
showmand
showman
stjórnandi skemmtunar/fjöleikasÿningar
gösteri yapımcısışovmen

showman

[ˈʃəʊmən] N (showmen (pl)) (at fair, circus) → empresario m
he's a real showman! (fig) → ¡es todo un número or espectáculo!

showman

[ˈʃəʊmən] n
(at fair, circus)forain m
(fig)comédien m

showman

n pl <-men> → Showman m; (fig)Schauspieler m

showman

[ˈʃəʊmən] n (-men (pl)) (at fair, circus) → impresario
he's a great showman (fig) → fa sempre un po' l'attore

show

(ʃəu) past tense showed: past participles showed ~shown verb
1. to allow or cause to be seen. Show me your new dress; Please show your membership card when you come to the club; His work is showing signs of improvement.
2. to be able to be seen. The tear in your dress hardly shows; a faint light showing through the curtains.
3. to offer or display, or to be offered or displayed, for the public to look at. Which picture is showing at the cinema?; They are showing a new film; His paintings are being shown at the art gallery.
4. to point out or point to. He showed me the road to take; Show me the man you saw yesterday.
5. (often with (a)round) to guide or conduct. Please show this lady to the door; They showed him (a)round (the factory).
6. to demonstrate to. Will you show me how to do it?; He showed me a clever trick.
7. to prove. That just shows / goes to show how stupid he is.
8. to give or offer (someone) kindness etc. He showed him no mercy.
noun
1. an entertainment, public exhibition, performance etc. a horse-show; a flower show; the new show at the theatre; a TV show.
2. a display or act of showing. a show of strength.
3. an act of pretending to be, do etc (something). He made a show of working, but he wasn't really concentrating.
4. appearance, impression. They just did it for show, in order to make themselves seem more important than they are.
5. an effort or attempt. He put up a good show in the chess competition.
ˈshowy adjective
giving an impression of value by a bright and striking outward appearance. His clothes are too showy for my liking.
ˈshowiness noun
ˈshow-business noun
the entertainment industry, especially the branch of the theatre concerned with variety shows, comedy etc.
ˈshowcase noun
a glass case for displaying objects in a museum, shop etc.
ˈshowdown noun
an open, decisive quarrel etc ending a period of rivalry etc.
ˈshowground noun
an area where displays etc are held.
ˈshow-jumping noun
a competitive sport in which horses and their riders have to jump a series of artificial fences, walls etc.
ˈshowman noun
a person who owns or manages an entertainment, a stall at a fair etc.
ˈshowroom noun
a room where objects for sale etc are displayed for people to see. a car showroom.
give the show away
to make known a secret, trick etc.
good show!
that's good!.
on show
being displayed in an exhibition, showroom etc. There are over five hundred paintings on show here.
show off
1. to show or display for admiration. He showed off his new car by taking it to work.
2. to try to impress others with one's possessions, ability etc. She is just showing off – she wants everyone to know how well she speaks French (noun ˈshow-off a person who does this).
show up
1. to make obvious. This light shows up the places where I've mended this coat.
2. to reveal the faults of. Mary was so neat that she really showed me up.
3. to stand out clearly. The scratches showed up on the photograph.
4. to appear or arrive. I waited for her, but she never showed up.
References in classic literature ?
In the midst of his trouble the Hunter saw a Showman passing by, and managed to attract his attention.
When they came to it Master Pedro ensconced himself inside it, for it was he who had to work the puppets, and a boy, a servant of his, posted himself outside to act as showman and explain the mysteries of the exhibition, having a wand in his hand to point to the figures as they came out.
But so many people came flocking to the little wagon and paid the sixpence to go inside and see the pushmi-pullyu that very soon the Doctor was able to give up being a showman.
Maggie's mother paced to and fro, addressing the doorful of eyes, expounding like a glib showman at a museum.
Several of the audience, not being much interested in the missionary's narrative, here left the car; but Elder Hitch, continuing his lecture, related how Smith, junior, with his father, two brothers, and a few disciples, founded the church of the "Latter Day Saints," which, adopted not only in America, but in England, Norway and Sweden, and Germany, counts many artisans, as well as men engaged in the liberal professions, among its members; how a colony was established in Ohio, a temple erected there at a cost of two hundred thousand dollars, and a town built at Kirkland; how Smith became an enterprising banker, and received from a simple mummy showman a papyrus scroll written by Abraham and several famous Egyptians.
The episode with the showman reminds me of a dark chapter in my history.
For a time, he frequented the fairs, where a showman exhibited him as the "living corpse.
She exaggerated the Punch and Judy aspect of life, and spoke of mankind as puppets, whom an invisible showman twitches into love and war.
Jack, who has long been accustomed to the long-bow, and to spin tough yarns on the ship's forecastle, invariably officiates as showman of the island on which he has settled, and having mastered a few dozen words of the language, is supposed to know all about the people who speak it.
Appointed Public Orator, or showman, of his university, Cambridge, he spent some years in enjoying the somewhat trifling elegancies of life and in truckling to the great.
Tope, Chief Verger and Showman, and accustomed to be high with excursion parties, declines with a silent loftiness to perceive that any suggestion has been tendered to him.
Nothing national is exhibited for money; and no public officer is a showman.