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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
show
n
  1. the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining; "a remarkable show of skill"
  2. something intended to communicate a particular impression; "made a display of strength"; "a show of impatience"; "a good show of looking interested"
    Synonym(s): display, show
  3. a social event involving a public performance 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"
    Synonym(s): appearance, show
v
  1. give an exhibition of to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington"
    Synonym(s): show, demo, exhibit, present, demonstrate
  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"
    Synonym(s): prove, demonstrate, establish, show, shew
    Antonym(s): confute, disprove
  3. provide evidence for; "The blood test showed that he was the father"; "Her behavior testified to her incompetence"
    Synonym(s): testify, bear witness, prove, evidence, show
  4. make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please"
    Antonym(s): conceal, 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"
    Synonym(s): picture, depict, render, show
  6. give expression to; "She showed her disappointment"
    Synonym(s): express, show, evince
  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"
    Synonym(s): indicate, point, designate, show
  8. be or become visible or noticeable; "His good upbringing really shows"; "The dirty side will show"
    Synonym(s): show, show up
  9. indicate a certain reading; of gauges and instruments; "The thermometer showed thirteen degrees below zero"; "The gauge read `empty'"
    Synonym(s): read, register, show, record
  10. give evidence of, as of records; "The diary shows his distress that evening"
  11. take (someone) to their seats, as in theaters or auditoriums; "The usher showed us to our seats"
    Synonym(s): usher, show
  12. finish third or better in a horse or dog race; "he bet $2 on number six to show"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Show \Show\, v. t. [imp. {Showed}; p. p. {Shown}or {Showed}; p.
      pr. & vb. n. {Showing}. It is sometimes written {shew},
      {shewed}, {shewn}, {shewing}.] [OE. schowen, shewen, schewen,
      shawen, AS. sce[a0]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).
  
                     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) [web1913]:
   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.
  
                     Just such she shows before a rising storm. --Dryden.
  
                     All round a hedge upshoots, and shows At distance
                     like a little wood.                           --Tennyson.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Show \Show\, n. [Formerly written also shew.]
      1. The act of showing, or bringing to view; exposure to
            sight; exhibition.
  
      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.
  
                     As for triumphs, masks, feasts, and such shows.
                                                                              --Bacon.
  
      3. Proud or ostentatious display; parade; pomp.
  
                     I envy none their pageantry and show. --Young.
  
      4. Semblance; likeness; appearance.
  
                     He through the midst unmarked, In show plebeian
                     angel militant Of lowest order, passed. --Milton.
  
      5. False semblance; deceitful appearance; pretense.
  
                     Beware of the scribes, . . . which devour widows'
                     houses, and for a shew make long prayers. --Luke xx.
                                                                              46. 47.
  
      6. (Med.) A discharge, from the vagina, of mucus streaked
            with blood, occuring a short time before labor.
  
      7. (Mining) A pale blue flame, at the top of a candle flame,
            indicating the presence of fire damp. --Raymond.
  
      {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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
  
  
            In quarter, and in terms like bride and groom. --Shak.
  
            I knew two that were competitors for the secretary's
            place, . . . and yet kept good quarter between themselves.
                                                                              --Bacon.
  
      {False quarter}, a cleft in the quarter of a horse's foot.
  
      {Fifth quarter}, the hide and fat; -- a butcher's term.
  
      {On the quarter} (Naut.), in a direction between abeam and
            astern; opposite, or nearly opposite, a vessel's quarter.
           
  
      {Quarter aspect}. (Astrol.) Same as {Quadrate}.
  
      {Quarter back} (Football), the player who has position next
            behind center rush, and receives the ball on the snap
            back.
  
      {Quarter badge} (Naut.), an ornament on the side of a vessel
            near, the stern. --Mar. Dict.
  
      {Quarter bill} (Naut.), a list specifying the different
            stations to be taken by the officers and crew in time of
            action, and the names of the men assigned to each.
  
      {Quarter block} (Naut.), a block fitted under the quarters of
            a yard on each side of the slings, through which the clew
            lines and sheets are reeved. --R. H. Dana, Jr.
  
      {Quarter boat} (Naut.), a boat hung at a vessel's quarter.
  
      {Quarter cloths} (Naut.), long pieces of painted canvas, used
            to cover the quarter netting.
  
      {Quarter day}, a day regarded as terminating a quarter of the
            year; hence, one on which any payment, especially rent,
            becomes due. In matters influenced by United States
            statutes, quarter days are the first days of January,
            April, July, and October. In New York and many other
            places, as between landlord and tenant, they are the first
            days of May, August, November, and February. The quarter
            days usually recognized in England are 25th of March (Lady
            Day), the 24th of June (Midsummer Day), the 29th of
            September (Michaelmas Day), and the 25th of December
            (Christmas Day).
  
      {Quarter face}, in fine arts, portrait painting, etc., a face
            turned away so that but one quarter is visible.
  
      {Quarter gallery} (Naut.), a balcony on the quarter of a
            ship. See {Gallery}, 4.
  
      {Quarter gunner} (Naut.), a petty officer who assists the
            gunner.
  
      {Quarter look}, a side glance. [Obs.] --B. Jonson.
  
      {Quarter nettings} (Naut.), hammock nettings along the
            quarter rails.
  
      {Quarter note} (Mus.), a note equal in duration to half a
            minim or a fourth of semibreve; a crochet.
  
      {Quarter pieces} (Naut.), several pieces of timber at the
            after-part of the quarter gallery, near the taffrail.
            --Totten.
  
      {Quarter point}. (Naut.) See {Quarter}, n., 1
            (n) .
  
      {Quarter railing}, [or] {Quarter rails} (Naut.), narrow
            molded planks reaching from the top of the stern to the
            gangway, serving as a fence to the quarter-deck.
  
      {Quarter sessions} (Eng. Law), a general court of criminal
            jurisdiction held quarterly by the justices of peace in
            counties and by the recorders in boroughs.
  
      {Quarter square} (Math.), the fourth part of the square of a
            number. Tables of quarter squares have been devised to
            save labor in multiplying numbers.
  
      {Quarter turn}, {Quarter turn belt} (Mach.), an arrangement
            in which a belt transmits motion between two shafts which
            are at right angles with each other.
  
      {Quarter watch} (Naut.), a subdivision of the full watch (one
            fourth of the crew) on a man-of- war.
  
      {To give}, [or] {show}, {quarter} (Mil.), to accept as
            prisoner, on submission in battle; to forbear to kill, as
            a vanquished enemy.
  
      {To keep quarter}. See {Quarter}, n., 3.
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