from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An archaic form of show, show.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • verb See show.
  • noun Obs. except in shewbread. Show.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb archaic Alternative form of show.
  • verb Simple past of show.
  • noun archaic A show.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment


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  • I've seen this one show up in model engineering writing from england from the '50s.

    September 24, 2008

  • Very 18th century; used in instances that people today would more likely use "show."

    October 13, 2008

  • Shew me an example.

    October 13, 2008

  • Exactly. Well done.

    October 13, 2008