showing

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English schewynge, schewand, schewande, schewende, from Old English sċēawiende, from Proto-West Germanic *skauwōndī, from Proto-Germanic *skawwōndz, present participle of Proto-Germanic *skawwōną (to look, observe), equivalent to show +‎ -ing.

Verb[edit]

showing

  1. present participle of show

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English schewyng, schewinge, from Old English sċēawung (a looking at, contemplation, consideration; respect, regard; survey, examination; a show, appearance, pretense), from Proto-West Germanic *skauwungu, from Proto-Germanic *skawwungō, equivalent to show +‎ -ing. Cognate with Dutch schouwing (inspection, survey), German Schauung (vision).

Noun[edit]

showing (plural showings)

  1. An occasion when something is shown.
    We went to the midnight showing of the new horror movie.
  2. A result, a judgement.
    He made a poor showing at his first time at bat.
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