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.]
1. Appearance; display; exhibition.
2. Presentation of facts; statement.
n 1: the display of a motion picture [syn: screening, viewing]
2: something shown to the public; "the museum had many exhibits
of oriental art" [syn: display, exhibit]