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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Show v. t. [imp. Showed p. p. Shown or Showed; p. pr. & vb. n. Showing. It is sometimes written shew, shewed, shewn, shewing.]
 1. 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.   --Matt. viii. 4.
 Nor want we skill or art from whence to raise
 Magnificence; and what can heaven show more?   --Milton.
 2. 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.   --Ex. xviii. 20.
    If it please my father to do thee evil, then I will shew it thee, and send thee away.   --1 Sam. xx. 13.
 3. 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.
 4. 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.   --Dryden.
 5. To bestow; to confer; to afford; as, to show favor.
    Shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me.   --Ex. xx. 6.
 To show forth, to manifest; to publish; to proclaim.
 To show his paces, to exhibit the gait, speed, or the like; -- said especially of a horse.
 To show off, to exhibit ostentatiously.
 To show up, to expose. [Colloq.]

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Shown p. p. of Show.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a public exhibition of entertainment; "a remarkable show of
      2: something intended to communicate a particular impression;
         "made a display of strength"; "a show of impatience"; "a
         good show of looking interested" [syn: display]
      3: a public exhibition or entertainment; "they wanted to see
         some of the shows on Broadway"
      4: 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" [syn: appearance]
      v 1: show or demonstrate something to an interested audience;
           "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new
           software in Washington" [syn: demo, exhibit, present,
      2: 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" [syn: prove, demonstrate,
          establish, shew] [ant: disprove]
      3: provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the
         father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"
         [syn: testify, bear witness, prove, evidence]
      4: make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for
         cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please" [ant: hide]
      5: 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" [syn: picture, depict, render]
      6: give expression to; "She showed her disappointment" [syn: express,
      7: 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" [syn: indicate, point]
      8: make clear and visible; "The article revealed the policies
         of the government" [syn: reveal, display]
      9: be or become visible or noticeable; "His good upbringing
         really shows"; "The dirty side will show" [syn: show up]
      10: indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The
          thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The
          gauge read `empty'" [syn: read, register, record]
      11: give evidence of, as of records; "The diary shows his
          distress that evening"
      12: show (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or
          auditoriums; "The usher showed us to our seats" [syn: usher]
      13: finish third or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2 on
          number six to show"
      [also: shown]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      See show