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
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,Milton.
In show plebeian angel militant
Of lowest order, passed.
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.
(Med.) A discharge, from the vagina, of mucus streaked with blood, occuring a short time before labor.
(Mining) A pale blue flame, at the top of a candle flame, indicating the presence of fire damp.
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 glaed 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.
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