verb (used with or without object), shewed, shewn, shew·ing, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for shew

Historical Examples of shew

  • You are right; but you do not know the sorrow at my heart which I try not to shew outwardly.

    The Memoires of Casanova, Complete

    Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

  • The parts of this partition are in Euclide, and yet without any shew of a division.

  • Tis the method of providence not presently to shew us all, but to lead us along from the knowledge of one thing to another.

  • He lives in great state in the deep waters, does the old boy, and he don't often shew himself.

    The Attache

    Thomas Chandler Haliburton

  • Would not Mr. Knightley shew them the gardens—all the gardens?


    Jane Austen

British Dictionary definitions for shew


verb shews, shewing, shewed, shewn (ʃəʊn) or shewed

an archaic spelling of show
Derived Formsshewer, noun
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