(Shov"el*nose`) n. (Zoöl.) (a) The common sand shark. See under Snad. (b) A small
California shark which is taken for its oil. (c) A Pacific Ocean shark (d) A ganoid fish of the Sturgeon
family (Scaphirhynchus platyrhynchus) of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers; called also white sturgeon.
(Shov"el-nosed`) a. (Zoöl.) Having a broad, flat nose; as, the shovel- nosed duck, or
(Shov"en) obs. p. p. of Shove. Chaucer.
(Show) v. t. [imp. Showed ; p. p. Shown or Showed; p. pr. & vb. n. Showing. It is sometimes
written shew, shewed, shewn, shewing.] [OE. schowen, shewen, schewen, shawen, AS. sceáwian,
to look, see, view; akin to OS. scawn, OFries. skawia, D. schouwen, OHG. scouwn, G. schauen,
Dan. skue, Sw. skda, Icel. skoa, Goth. usskawjan to waken, skuggwa a mirror, Icel. skuggy shade,
shadow, L. cavere to be on one's guard, Gr. to mark, perceive, hear, Skr. kavi wise. Cf. Caution,
1. To exhibit or present to view; to place in sight; to display; the thing exhibited being the object, and
often with an indirect object denoting the person or thing seeing or beholding; as, to show a house;
show your colors; shopkeepers show customers goods (show goods to customers).
Go thy way, shew thyself to the priest.Matt. viii. 4.
Nor want we skill or art from whence to raiseMilton.
Magnificence; and what can heaven show more?
2. To exhibit to the mental view; to tell; to disclose; to reveal; to make known; as, to show one's designs.
Shew them the way wherein they must walk.Ex. xviii. 20.
If it please my father to do thee evil, then I will shew it thee, and send thee away.1 Sam. xx. 13.
3. Specifically, to make known the way to (a person); hence, to direct; to guide; to asher; to conduct; as, to
show a person into a parlor; to show one to the door.
4. To make apparent or clear, as by evidence, testimony, or reasoning; to prove; to explain; also, to manifest; to
evince; as, to show the truth of a statement; to show the causes of an event.
I 'll show my duty by my timely care.Dryden.
5. To bestow; to confer; to afford; as, to show favor.
Shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me.Ex. xx. 6. To show forth, to manifest; to publish; to proclaim. To show his paces, to exhibit the gait, speed,
or the like; said especially of a horse. To show off, to exhibit ostentatiously. To show up, to
(Show), v. i. [Written also shew.]
1. To exhibit or manifest one's self or itself; to appear; to look; to be in appearance; to seem.
Just such she shows before a rising storm.Dryden.
All round a hedge upshoots, and showsTennyson.
At distance like a little wood.
2. To have a certain appearance, as well or ill, fit or unfit; to become or suit; to appear.
My lord of York, it better showed with you.Shak.