American Sign Language: "show"
or "demonstrate" or "example"
SHOW: As in, "I want to show you my new puppy."
Some people do the sign "SHOW" with the non-dominant hand sideways instead
This version of "show" means the same as the above version. I
include it here so you'll see there is more than one "right" way to
do this sign.
The sign for show is "directional." By that I mean you can use the
direction of the sign to indicate who is doing the showing and who
is doing the seeing of what is being shown. For example, if I
start the sign away from my body (nearer to you) and then move the
sign closer toward my body (nearer to me) that would mean
"you-SHOW-me" or "show it to me."
Show me your favorite sign:
SHOW-me: If you start the sign farther way from your body and
move it closer to you, it means, "Show me."
SHOW-all: If you use a horizontal sweep with this sign it can
mean, "show everyone," "show them," or "show all of you."
If you mean "show" as in
"show up" the use the "show up / appear" sign: