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Earlier on in my career I felt that I had to hide behind a lot of different masks, and showboat ways of performing. Now, that's a lie. The less I have to hide, the less I have to act.
Thomas Jane

Meaning of "showboat" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SHOWBOAT

showboat  [ˈʃəʊˌbəʊt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHOWBOAT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Showboat is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb showboat in English.

WHAT DOES SHOWBOAT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

showboat

Showboat

A showboat, or show boat, was a form of theater that traveled along the waterways of the United States, especially along the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. A showboat was basically a barge that resembled a long, flat-roofed house, and in order to move down the river, it was pushed by a small tugboat which was attached to it. It would have been impossible to put a steam engine on it, since it would have had to be placed right in the auditorium. However, since the box-office success of MGM's 1951 motion picture version of the musical Show Boat, in which the boat was inaccurately redesigned as a deluxe, self-propelled steamboat, the image of a showboat as a large twin-stacked vessel with a huge paddle wheel at the rear has taken hold in popular culture. During the American frontier, there were very few people scattered about the area that is now the United States. These people depended on rivers such as the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers for food, supplies, and entertainment. “ brought life and at the same time, brought means of sustaining life… dependant on the rivers and inevitably became a part of what they were”.

Definition of showboat in the English dictionary

The definition of showboat in the dictionary is a paddle-wheel river steamer with a theatre and a repertory company. Other definition of showboat is to perform or behave in a showy and flamboyant way.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SHOWBOAT

PRESENT

Present
I showboat
you showboat
he/she/it showboats
we showboat
you showboat
they showboat
Present continuous
I am showboating
you are showboating
he/she/it is showboating
we are showboating
you are showboating
they are showboating
Present perfect
I have showboated
you have showboated
he/she/it has showboated
we have showboated
you have showboated
they have showboated
Present perfect continuous
I have been showboating
you have been showboating
he/she/it has been showboating
we have been showboating
you have been showboating
they have been showboating
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I showboated
you showboated
he/she/it showboated
we showboated
you showboated
they showboated
Past continuous
I was showboating
you were showboating
he/she/it was showboating
we were showboating
you were showboating
they were showboating
Past perfect
I had showboated
you had showboated
he/she/it had showboated
we had showboated
you had showboated
they had showboated
Past perfect continuous
I had been showboating
you had been showboating
he/she/it had been showboating
we had been showboating
you had been showboating
they had been showboating
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will showboat
you will showboat
he/she/it will showboat
we will showboat
you will showboat
they will showboat
Future continuous
I will be showboating
you will be showboating
he/she/it will be showboating
we will be showboating
you will be showboating
they will be showboating
Future perfect
I will have showboated
you will have showboated
he/she/it will have showboated
we will have showboated
you will have showboated
they will have showboated
Future perfect continuous
I will have been showboating
you will have been showboating
he/she/it will have been showboating
we will have been showboating
you will have been showboating
they will have been showboating
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would showboat
you would showboat
he/she/it would showboat
we would showboat
you would showboat
they would showboat
Conditional continuous
I would be showboating
you would be showboating
he/she/it would be showboating
we would be showboating
you would be showboating
they would be showboating
Conditional perfect
I would have showboat
you would have showboat
he/she/it would have showboat
we would have showboat
you would have showboat
they would have showboat
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been showboating
you would have been showboating
he/she/it would have been showboating
we would have been showboating
you would have been showboating
they would have been showboating
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you showboat
we let´s showboat
you showboat
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to showboat
Past participle
showboated
Present Participle
showboating
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SHOWBOAT


airboat
ˈɛəˌbəʊt
bareboat
ˈbɛəˌbəʊt
catboat
ˈkætˌbəʊt
dreamboat
ˈdriːmˌbəʊt
fireboat
ˈfaɪəˌbəʊt
gunboat
ˈɡʌnˌbəʊt
houseboat
ˈhaʊsˌbəʊt
keelboat
ˈkiːlˌbəʊt
lifeboat
ˈlaɪfˌbəʊt
longboat
ˈlɒŋˌbəʊt
motorboat
ˈməʊtəˌbəʊt
powerboat
ˈpaʊəˌbəʊt
rowboat
ˈrəʊˌbəʊt
sailboat
ˈseɪlˌbəʊt
sauceboat
ˈsɔːsˌbəʊt
speedboat
ˈspiːdˌbəʊt
steamboat
ˈstiːmˌbəʊt
towboat
ˈtəʊˌbəʊt
tugboat
ˈtʌɡˌbəʊt
workboat
ˈwɜːkˌbəʊt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHOWBOAT

show window
show-me attitude
Show-Me State
show-off
show-stopping
showable
showbiz
showbiz column
showbiz reporter
showbizzy
showboater
showbox
showbread
showcase
showcase project
showd
showdown
shower
shower attachment
shower bath

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHOWBOAT

banana boat
boat
ferryboat
fishing boat
flat-bottomed boat
gravy boat
in the same boat
jet boat
miss the boat
narrow boat
paddle boat
pilot boat
pleasure boat
PT boat
riverboat
rock the boat
sailing boat
sauce boat
torpedo boat
U-boat

Synonyms and antonyms of showboat in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «showboat» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHOWBOAT

Find out the translation of showboat to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of showboat from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «showboat» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

爱现
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

showboat
570 millions of speakers

English

showboat
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Showboat
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

المسرح العائم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

измываться
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Showboat
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

showboat
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

showboat
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Showboat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

showboat
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

目立ちたがり屋
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

연예
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Showboat
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nơi trình bày các kiểu thuyền
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

Showboat
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शोबोट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

showboat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

showboat
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

showboat
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

знущатися
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Showboat
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

showboat
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Showboat
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

showboat
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

showboat
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of showboat

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHOWBOAT»

The term «showboat» is regularly used and occupies the 68.884 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHOWBOAT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about showboat

EXAMPLES

QUOTES WITH «SHOWBOAT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word showboat.
1
Thomas Jane
Earlier on in my career I felt that I had to hide behind a lot of different masks, and showboat ways of performing. Now, that's a lie. The less I have to hide, the less I have to act.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHOWBOAT»

Discover the use of showboat in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to showboat and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Nancy Drew 35: The Haunted Showboat
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA
Carolyn Keene, 1958
2
Here comes the showboat!
The author describes life aboard her family's showboat, which travelled along the inland waterways of the Ohio River in the early twentieth century bringing entertainment to residents of isolated rural communities Here Comes The Showboat! ...
Betty Bryant, 1994
3
Show Boat
First published in 1926, this timeless tale of the Cotton Blossom, Cap’n Andy, his shrewd wife Parthy, and their beautiful daughter Magnolia her remarkable daughter Kim was made famous on Broadway in 1927, when the legendary Jerome S. ...
Edna Ferber, 2012
4
Showboat: Easy Piano
With photos and story synopsis. Titles are: Make Believe * Ol' Man River * Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man * Mis'ry's Comin' Aroun' * I Have the Room Above Her * Life Upon the Wicked Stage * You Are Love * Why Do I Love You? * Bill.
‎1996
5
Paul Clayton and the Folksong Revival
Early in the 1960s, nightly at 9 p.m., the celebrated jazz guitarist Charlie Byrd held forth in a small, murky basement club in northwest Washington, D.C.: the Showboat Lounge at 2477 18th Street. But even the great Byrd had to have a night off.
Bob Coltman, 2008
6
Boys' Life
November Cub Theme Tips A hundred years ago, the big night in Charleston, W. Va., Cairo, 111., Monroe, La., and dozens of other river towns was the night the gay showboat floated into view with its calliope blaringand its bright gaslights ...
7
Stagestruck: A Jubilee Showboat Mystery
One by one, the suspects drop faster than an Act Three curtain until Gwen unravels the mystery of death and deception in the floating theater.Cynthia Thomason lives in Florida.
Cynthia Thomason, 2004
8
Grave Review: A Jubilee Showboat Mystery
But she almost loses this chance for happiness when she faces a horrifying end at the hands of the Moss Hollow killer.Cynthia Thomason and her husband reside in Florida.
Cynthia Thomason, 2005
9
Showboat Cookbook
Offers a cornucopia of recipes from the America South and ports along the Mississippi River.
June Jackson, 1996
10
Joe's Showboat
A story which is designed to help beginner readers grasp the important link between sounds and the letters that represent them. Joe's Showboat features a boat, a goat, a show and a lot of snow.
IRENE YATES, Ladybird Books Staff, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHOWBOAT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term showboat is used in the context of the following news items.
1
New bill will help Stockton sell Showboat, lawmakers say
TRENTON — A bill that two Atlantic County legislators unveiled on Monday aims to help Stockton University sell the former Showboat casino by voiding ... «NJ.com, Jul 15»
2
Straub, Stockton try to get out of Showboat deal
Stockton wanted to use Showboat for a new campus, but contractual obstacles halted the plan. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Spencer Platt/Getty Images. «Philly.com, Jul 15»
3
Stockton files claims against Caesars in Showboat purchase
Caesars Entertainment promised Stockton University it could resolve a 1988 legal restriction on the former Showboat casino property the school wanted for an ... «Philly.com, May 15»
4
Ex-casino workers are fighting long odds as unemployment runs out …
I mean there's thousands of us, there's not thousands of jobs here in the city," the former Showboat employee said. "Now, at 49 years old, I have to go start all ... «NJ.com, May 15»
5
Stockton acting president passes on Maine job to unravel Showboat
Stockton is mired in a thus-far failed deal to convert the former Showboat casino into a satellite campus. President Herman Saatkamp, who engineered the deal, ... «NorthJersey.com, May 15»
6
Stockton University trustees authorize probe into purchase of …
Trustees of Stockton University will spend up to $350,000 to investigate the troubled deal to purchase the Showboat hotel and casino in Atlantic City. The group ... «NorthJersey.com, May 15»
7
More questions, but few answers, about Stockton's Showboat
Stockton went ahead with the Showboat purchase without comptroller review. The comptroller's office has since requested and received a copy of the contract. «Philly.com, Apr 15»
8
Stockton President Resigns Over Purchase of Bankrupt Showboat
But ever since he spearheaded the purchase of the bankrupt Showboat casino on December 12, 2014, the project -- which could end up costing the public ... «NJ Spotlight, Apr 15»
9
UPDATE: AC scraps vote to help Showboat college plan
ATLANTIC CITY – The City Council in Atlantic City scrapped a vote at the last minute Wednesday that would have helped the former Showboat casino to re-open ... «Cherry Hill Courier Post, Apr 15»
10
New Revel owner agrees to buy Showboat; unveils $500M plan for AC
Stockton University said on Friday that it would sell the former Showboat casino to Revel's newest owner as part of his $500 million investment plan in Atlantic ... «Philadelphia Business Journal, Apr 15»

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