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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel

Show, an artistic production, e.g., a:


  1. To display, to have somebody see (something).
  2. To bestow; to confer.
  3. To indicate (a fact) to be true; to demonstrate.
  4. To guide or escort.
  5. To put in an appearance; show up.
  6. To have an enlarged belly and thus be recognizable as pregnant.
  7. To finish third, especially of horses or dogs.


From Middle English schewen, schawen, scheawen, from Old English scēawian (“to look, look at, exhibit, display”), from Proto-Germanic *skawwōną (“to look, see”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kewh₁- (“to heed, look, feel, take note of”); see haw, gaum, caveat, caution.

Cognate with Scots shaw (“to show”), Saterland Frisian scoe (“to look, behold”), Dutch schouwen (“to inspect, view”), German schauen (“to see, behold”), Danish skue (“to behold”), Icelandic skygna (“to spy, behold, see”). Related to sheen.

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