• WordNet 3.6
    • n showman a sponsor who books and stages public entertainments
    • n showman a person skilled at making effective presentations
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Showman One who exhibits a show; a proprietor of a show.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n showman One who exhibits a show, especially the proprietor of a traveling exhibition.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Showman one who exhibits shows
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. scéawian; Dut. schouwen, Ger. schauen, to behold.


In literature:

After him, Cris Rock, chain in hand, half leading, half-dragging the dwarf, as a showman might his monkey.
"The Free Lances" by Mayne Reid
He is well paid by the showman, and would have made a good thing out of you, because you could have been taught to dance.
"Soap-Bubble Stories" by Fanny Barry
Byram rambled up for a moment, to comment on the quaint scene from a showman's point of view.
"The Maids of Paradise" by Robert W. (Robert William) Chambers
But to-day the great showman had fallen short of his printed promise.
"Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, Vol. 7" by Various
In this moment of the father's despair, Sleary the showman saved the day for the shivering thief.
"Tales from Dickens" by Charles Dickens and Hallie Erminie Rives
Hesper acts as showman, and explains the tableaux as they roll on.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 88, February, 1865" by Various
If a showman never lifts the curtain, it does not matter whether he has anything or nothing on the other side.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
Hugh Price Hughes is a very smart showman.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
The showman's work is very profitable at the country-house of Voltaire, at Ferney, near Geneva.
"Books and Authors" by Anonymous
The Show seems promising, if rather dear, But anyhow it has a first-rate Showman!
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, 1890.05.10" by Various

In poetry:

Why should the "crowner's quest"
Sit on my worst or best?
Why should the showman claim
The poor ghost of my name?
"An Autograph" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The nude are bold, the nude are sly
To hold each treasonable eye.
While draping by a showman's trick
Their dishabille in rhetoric,
They grin a mock-religious grin
Of scorn at those of naked skin.
"The Naked And The Nude" by Robert Graves

In news:

Mollie Peuler and Ryan Showman , both of.
Hugh Jackman to star in ' Showman '.
Twentieth Century Fox has attached Hugh Jackman to play American showman P.T.
Barnum in "The Greatest Showman on Earth," an original contemporary musical to be scripted by Jenny Bicks ("Sex and the City").
Stevie Nicks on the Ultimate Showman .
Veteran Showman Exits the Tent.
Preparations in Washington Showman -Statesman To Have a Grand Exit.
Ever the showman , Symmonds wows Hayward in the 800.
A record 439 juniors vied for top showman honors in this year's show, for youth ages eight to 21.
Gomes, a well-known Atlantic City showman, has died at the age of 68.
View full size George Showman, Wikimedia Commons Jeanne Gang's Aqua Tower, an 82-story, mixed-use skyscraper in Chicago, has gained much acclaim.
Wild Man Ray Liberto, a local rock 'n' roll pioneer, piano pounder, singer, character and, once upon a time, showman with few peers (thus the nickname Wild Man ) is in bad shape.
Untitled film will cover showman's early years.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. One man is a true scientist and showman who is making a difference in our community.
He was a saloon singer, an actor and a showman.

In science:

The close-in planets may not be radiating heat energy isotropically (as is assumed when using f = 0.25), a not-unexpected result (Guillot & Showman 2002).
Theoretical Interpretation of the Measurements of the Secondary Eclipses of TrES-1 and HD209458b
The dashed line is the emission spectrum from Showman et al. (2009).
Spitzer/MIPS 24 micron Observations of HD 209458b: 3 eclipses, 2.5 transits, and a Phase Curve Corrupted by Instrumental Sensitivity Variations
In their study, Cooper & Showman (2006) argue in terms of timescale estimates, and conclude that horizontal transport is not important compared to vertical mixing.
The impact of atmospheric circulation on the chemistry of the hot Jupiter HD 209458b
Showman et al. 2009, 2012) indicate that above the 1 –0.1 mbar level zonal winds ar e no longer superrotating and strong substellar-to-antistellar zonal and meridional winds dominate the atmospheric dynamics.
The impact of atmospheric circulation on the chemistry of the hot Jupiter HD 209458b
The vertical temperature pro files adopted by these authors above the 100 bar layer are mainly based on the results of the three-dimensional circulation model of Showman et al. (2009), which results in dayside temperatures higher than those found with our time-dependent radiative model.
The impact of atmospheric circulation on the chemistry of the hot Jupiter HD 209458b