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Show vs. Shew

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Showverb

(transitive) To display, to have somebody see (something).

‘The car's dull finish showed years of neglect.’; ‘All he had to show for four years of attendance at college was a framed piece of paper.’;

Shewverb

(East Anglia) show

‘As I travelled, the signposts shew me the way.’;

Showverb

(transitive) To bestow; to confer.

‘to show mercy; to show favour; (dialectal) show me the salt please’;

Shewverb

See Show.

Showverb

(transitive) To indicate (a fact) to be true; to demonstrate.

Shewnoun

Show.

Showverb

(transitive) To guide or escort.

‘Could you please show him on his way. He has overstayed his welcome.’;

Shewverb

establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment;

‘The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound’; ‘The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture’;

Showverb

(intransitive) To be visible, to be seen.

‘Your bald patch is starting to show.’;

Shew

Shew is a surname.

Showverb

To put in an appearance; show up.

‘We waited for an hour, but they never showed.’;

Showverb

To have an enlarged belly and thus be recognizable as pregnant.

Showverb

To finish third, especially of horses or dogs.

‘In the third race: Aces Up won, paying eight dollars; Blarney Stone placed, paying three dollars; and Cinnamon showed, paying five dollars.’;

Showverb

(obsolete) To have a certain appearance, such as well or ill, fit or unfit; to become or suit; to appear.

Shownoun

(countable) A play, dance, or other entertainment.

Shownoun

(countable) An exhibition of items.

‘art show;’; ‘dog show’;

Shownoun

(countable) A demonstration.

‘show of force’;

Shownoun

(countable) A broadcast program/programme.

‘radio show;’; ‘television show’;

Shownoun

(countable) A movie.

‘Let's catch a show.’;

Shownoun

(uncountable) Mere display or pomp with no substance. (Usually seen in the phrases "all show" and "for show".)

‘The dog sounds ferocious but it's all show.’;

Shownoun

A project or presentation.

‘''Let's get on with the show.’; ‘Let's get this show on the road.’; ‘They went on an international road show to sell the shares to investors.’; ‘It was Apple's usual dog and pony show.’;

Shownoun

The major leagues.

‘He played AA ball for years, but never made it to the show.’;

Shownoun

A pale blue flame at the top of a candle flame, indicating the presence of firedamp.

Shownoun

(obsolete) Semblance; likeness; appearance.

Shownoun

(medicine) A discharge, from the vagina, of mucus streaked with blood, occurring a short time before labor.

Showverb

To exhibit or present to view; to place in sight; to display; - the thing exhibited being the object, and often with an indirect object denoting the person or thing seeing or beholding; as, to show a house; show your colors; shopkeepers show customers goods (show goods to customers).

‘Go thy way, shew thyself to the priest.’; ‘Nor want we skill or art from whence to raiseMagnificence; and what can heaven show more?’;

Showverb

To exhibit to the mental view; to tell; to disclose; to reveal; to make known; as, to show one's designs.

‘Shew them the way wherein they must walk.’; ‘If it please my father to do thee evil, then I will shew it thee, and send thee away.’;

Showverb

Specifically, to make known the way to (a person); hence, to direct; to guide; to asher; to conduct; as, to show a person into a parlor; to show one to the door.

Showverb

To make apparent or clear, as by evidence, testimony, or reasoning; to prove; to explain; also, to manifest; to evince; as, to show the truth of a statement; to show the causes of an event.

‘I 'll show my duty by my timely care.’;

Showverb

To bestow; to confer; to afford; as, to show favor.

‘Shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me.’;

Showverb

To exhibit or manifest one's self or itself; to appear; to look; to be in appearance; to seem.

‘Just such she shows before a rising storm.’; ‘All round a hedge upshoots, and showsAt distance like a little wood.’;

Showverb

To have a certain appearance, as well or ill, fit or unfit; to become or suit; to appear.

‘My lord of York, it better showed with you.’;

Shownoun

The act of showing, or bringing to view; exposure to sight; exhibition.

Shownoun

That which os shown, or brought to view; that which is arranged to be seen; a spectacle; an exhibition; as, a traveling show; a cattle show.

‘As for triumphs, masks, feasts, and such shows.’;

Shownoun

Proud or ostentatious display; parade; pomp.

‘I envy none their pageantry and show.’;

Shownoun

Semblance; likeness; appearance.

‘He through the midst unmarked,In show plebeian angel militantOf lowest order, passed.’;

Shownoun

False semblance; deceitful appearance; pretense.

‘Beware of the scribes, . . . which devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers.’;

Shownoun

A discharge, from the vagina, of mucus streaked with blood, occuring a short time before labor.

Shownoun

A pale blue flame, at the top of a candle flame, indicating the presence of fire damp.

Shownoun

a public exhibition of entertainment;

‘a remarkable show of skill’;

Shownoun

something intended to communicate a particular impression;

‘made a display of strength’; ‘a show of impatience’; ‘a good show of looking interested’;

Shownoun

a public exhibition or entertainment;

‘they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway’;

Shownoun

pretending that something is the case in order to make a good impression;

‘they try to keep up appearances’; ‘that ceremony is just for show’;

Showverb

show or demonstrate something to an interested audience;

‘She shows her dogs frequently’; ‘We will demo the new software in Washington’;

Showverb

establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment;

‘The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound’; ‘The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture’;

Showverb

provide evidence for;

‘The blood test showed that he was the father’; ‘Her behavior testified to her incompetence’;

Showverb

make visible or noticeable;

‘She showed her talent for cooking’; ‘Show me your etchings, please’;

Showverb

show in, or as in, a picture;

‘This scene depicts country life’; ‘the face of the child is rendered with much tenderness in this painting’;

Showverb

give expression to;

‘She showed her disappointment’;

Showverb

indicate a place, direction, person, or thing; either spatially or figuratively;

‘I showed the customer the glove section’; ‘He pointed to the empty parking space’; ‘he indicated his opponents’;

Showverb

make clear and visible;

‘The article revealed the policies of the government’;

Showverb

be or become visible or noticeable;

‘His good upbringing really shows’; ‘The dirty side will show’;

Showverb

indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments;

‘The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero’; ‘The gauge read `empty'’;

Showverb

give evidence of, as of records;

‘The diary shows his distress that evening’;

Showverb

show (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums;

‘The usher showed us to our seats’;

Showverb

finish third or better in a horse or dog race;

‘he bet $2 on number six to show’;

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