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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)

 Show, v. i.
 1. 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.   --Dryden.
 All round a hedge upshoots, and shows
 At distance like a little wood.   --Tennyson.
 2. 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.   --Shak.
 To show off, to make a show; to display one's self.