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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Show \Show\, n. [Formerly written also shew.]
   1. The act of showing, or bringing to view; exposure to
      sight; exhibition.
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   2. 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.
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            As for triumphs, masks, feasts, and such shows.
                                                  --Bacon.
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   3. Proud or ostentatious display; parade; pomp.
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            I envy none their pageantry and show. --Young.
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   4. Semblance; likeness; appearance.
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            He through the midst unmarked,
            In show plebeian angel militant
            Of lowest order, passed.              --Milton.
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   5. False semblance; deceitful appearance; pretense.
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            Beware of the scribes, . . . which devour widows'
            houses, and for a shew make long prayers. --Luke xx.
                                                  46. 47.
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   6. (Med.) A discharge, from the vagina, of mucus streaked
      with blood, occuring a short time before labor.
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   7. (Mining) A pale blue flame, at the top of a candle flame,
      indicating the presence of fire damp. --Raymond.
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   Show bill, a broad sheet containing an advertisement in
      large letters.

   Show box, a box xontaining some object of curiosity carried
      round as a show.

   Show card, an advertising placard; also, a card for
      displaying samples.

   Show case, a gla?ed case, box, or cabinet for displaying
      and protecting shopkeepers' wares, articles on exhibition
      in museums, etc.

   Show glass, a glass which displays objects; a mirror.

   Show of hands, a raising of hands to indicate judgment; as,
      the vote was taken by a show of hands.

   Show stone, a piece of glass or crystal supposed to have
      the property of exhibiting images of persons or things not
      present, indicating in that way future events.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Show \Show\, v. t. [imp. Showed; p. p. Shownor Showed; p.
   pr. & vb. n. Showing. It is sometimes written shew,
   shewed, shewn, shewing.] [OE. schowen, shewen, schewen,
   shawen, AS. sce['a]wian, to look, see, view; akin to OS.
   scaw?n, OFries. skawia, D. schouwen, OHG. scouw?n, G.
   schauen, Dan. skue, Sw. sk?da, Icel. sko?a, Goth. usskawjan
   to waken, skuggwa a mirror, Icel. skuggy shade, shadow, L.
   cavere to be on one's guard, Gr. ??? to mark, perceive, hear,
   Skr. kavi wise. Cf. Caution, Scavenger, Sheen.]
   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).
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            Go thy way, shew thyself to the priest. --Matt.
                                                  viii. 4.
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            Nor want we skill or art from whence to raise
            Magnificence; and what can heaven show more?
                                                  --Milton.
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   2. To exhibit to the mental view; to tell; to disclose; to
      reveal; to make known; as, to show one's designs.
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            Shew them the way wherein they must walk. --Ex.
                                                  xviii. 20.
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            If it please my father to do thee evil, then I will
            shew it thee, and send thee away.     --1 Sam. xx.
                                                  13.
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   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.
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   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.
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            I 'll show my duty by my timely care. --Dryden.
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   5. To bestow; to confer; to afford; as, to show favor.
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            Shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me.
                                                  --Ex. xx. 6.
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   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.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Show \Show\, v. i. [Written also shew.]
   1. To exhibit or manifest one's self or itself; to appear; to
      look; to be in appearance; to seem.
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            Just such she shows before a rising storm. --Dryden.
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            All round a hedge upshoots, and shows
            At distance like a little wood.       --Tennyson.
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   2. To have a certain appearance, as well or ill, fit or
      unfit; to become or suit; to appear.
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            My lord of York, it better showed with you. --Shak.
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   To show off, to make a show; to display one's self.
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