- shewing (archaic)
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈʃəʊɪŋ/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈʃoʊɪŋ/
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- Rhymes: -əʊɪŋ
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.
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”).
showing (plural showings)
- An occasion when something is shown.
- We went to the midnight showing of the new horror movie.
- A result, a judgement.
- He made a poor showing at his first time at bat.