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. [1913 Webster]

Just such she shows before a rising storm. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

All round a hedge upshoots, and shows At distance like a little wood. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. To have a certain appearance, as well or ill, fit or unfit; to become or suit; to appear. [1913 Webster]

My lord of York, it better showed with you. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{To show off}, to make a show; to display one's self. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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