- shew used 228 times.
- shewed used 135 times.
- shewedst used twice.
- shower used 4 times.
- showers used 9 times.
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
SHOW, verb transitive preterit tense showed; participle passive shown or showed. It is sometimes written shew, shewed, shewn. [If the radical letter lost was a labial, show coincides with the Gr.]
1. To exhibit or present to the view of others.
Go thy way, show thyself to the priest. Matthew 8:1.
2. To afford to the eye or to notice; to contain in a visible form.
Nor want we skill o rart, from whence to raise
Magnificence; and what can heaven show more? Milton.
3. To make or enable to see.
4. To make or enable to perceive.
5. To make to know; to cause to understand; to make known; to teach or inform.
Know, I am sent
To show thee what shall come in future days. Milton.
6. To prove; to manifest.
I'll show my duty by my timely care. Dryden.
7. T oinform; to teach; with of.
The time cometh when I shall no more speak to you in proverbs, but I shall show you plainly of the Father. John 16:1.
8. To point out, as a guide.
Thou shalt show them th eway in which they must walk. Exodus 18:1.
9. To bestow; to confer; to afford; as, to show favor or mercy on any person.
10. To prove by evidence, testimony or authentic registers or documents.
They could not show their father's house. Ezra 2:1.
11. To disclose; to make known.
I durst not show mine opinion. Job 32:1.
12. To discover; to explain; as, to show a dream or interpretation.
To show forth, to manifest; to publish; to proclaim.
SHOW, verb intransitive
1. To appear; to look; to be in appearance.
Just such she shows before a rising storm. Dryden.
2. To have appearance; to become or suit well or ill.
My lord of York, it better show'd with you. Obs. Shak.
1. Superficial appearance; not reality.
Disapproves that care, though wise in show. Milton.
2. A spectacle; something offered to view for money.
3. Ostentatious display or parade.
I envy none their pageantry and show. Young.
4. Appearance as an object of notice.
The city itself makes the noblest showof any in the world. Addison.
5. Public appearance, in distinction of concealment; as an open show.
6. Semblance; likeness.
In show plebeian angel militant. Milton.
7. Seciousness; plausibility.
But a short exile must for show precede. Dryden.
8. External appearance.
And forc'd, at least in show, to prize it more. Dryden.
9. Exhibition in view; as a show o fcattle, or cattle-show.
10. Pomp; magnificent spectacle.
As for triumphs, masks, feasts, and such shows- Bacon.
11. A phantom; as a fairy show.
12. Representative action; as a dumb show.
13. External appearance; hypocritical pretense.
Who devour widows' houses, and for a show make long prayers. Luke 20:1.
SHOW-BREAD, noun [show and bread.] Among the Jews, bread of exhibition; the
SHEW-BREAD, loaves of bread which the priest of the week placed before the Lord, on the golden table in the sanctuary. They were shaped like a brick, were ten palms long and five wide, weighing about eight pounds each. They were made of fine flour unleavened, and changed every sabbath. The loaves were twelve in number, and represented the twelve tribes of Israel. They were to be eaten by the priest only.
SHOWER, noun One who shows or exhibits.
SHOW'ER, noun [Qu. Heb. Ch. Ar. to be rough, to shudder.]
1. A fall of rain or hail, a sort of duration. It may be applied to like a fall of snow, but this seldon occurs. It is applied to a fall of rain or hail of short continuance, or of more or less violence, but never to a storm of long continuance.
2. A fall of thing from the air in thick succession; as a shower of darts or arrows; a shower of stones.
3. A copious supply bestowed; liberal distribution; as a great shower of gifts.
SHOW'ER, verb transitive
1. To water with a shower; to wet copiously with rain; as, to shower the earth.
2. To bestow liberally; to distribute or scatter in abundance.
That show'rs down greatness on his friends. Addison.
3. To be wet with falling water, as in the shower-bath.
SHOW'ER, verb intransitive To rain with showers.
SHOW'ERED, participle passive Wet with a shower; watered abundantly; bestowed or distributed liberally.
SHOW'ERLESS, adjective Without showers.
SHOW'ERY, adjective Raining in showers; abounding with frequent falls of rain.
SHOWILY, adverb In a showy manner; pompously; with parade.
SHOWINESS, noun State of being showy; pompousness; great parade.
1. Splendid; gaudy. [Little used.]
SHOWN, participle passive of show. Exhibited; manifested; proved.
1. Splendid; gay; gaudy; making a great show; fine.