from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Archaic Variant of show.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Alternative form of show.
  • v. Simple past of show.
  • n. A show.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Show.
  • v. See show.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An archaic form of show, show.

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

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


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  • Exactly. Well done.

    October 13, 2008

  • Shew me an example.

    October 13, 2008

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

    October 13, 2008

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

    September 24, 2008