from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A theatrical producer.
- n. A man who has a flair for dramatic or ostentatious behavior.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a person who owns or runs a fairground.
- n. a theatrical impresario or promoter, someone resembling this.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who exhibits a show; a proprietor of a show.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who exhibits a show, especially the proprietor of a traveling exhibition.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sponsor who books and stages public entertainments
- n. a person skilled at making effective presentations
Adam Lambert, that showman from a season past, knew how to be a true entertainer and connect with audiences.
Associated Press Steve Jobs, shown at an event in 2007, was known as a showman.
My guess as a showman is that this 'fraidy-cat policy will cost this movie at least a million domestic at the box office.
And, catching a look in Hiram's eyes that seemed to hint at something, he called the showman aside.
Walker was always known as a showman, and for the next generation of event coordinators, they just want to put on a show.
They were polished, had class, and knew how to be showman, which is sorley lacking in many groups today.
It was Liberace-an early genius of cross-platform branding, and one of its first victims-who coined the showman's retort about "crying all the way to the bank" before dying in his mirrored Las Vegas palace, wig still firmly glued to his bald head and God knows how many rings on his fingers.
And was a showman, which is -- you know, I came out of the theater, so show biz meant a lot to me and he was a showman.
But of more interest to the showman were the roughly 100 newspaper editors from up and down the Eastern seaboard in the audience, whose train fare and hotel lodging he called "a very costly piece of advertising, which yet yielded us a magnificent return."
At 60 Minutes, Fager now sits in the very office held for decades by Hewitt, his mentor, known as a showman as well as a journalist.