- The definition of a shower is a person who displays or exhibits, or is a brief fall of rain or snow, or is bathing by standing under flowing water, or a party to celebrate a future event.
- An example of a shower is a museum docent.
- An example of a shower is a brief period of rainfall.
- An example of a shower is how one bathes in a gym.
- An example of a shower is a party for a bride; a bridal shower.
- Shower is defined as to make wet or to bathe, or for something to fall on someone as if from bathing.
- An example of shower is to spray someone with a sprinkler.
- An example of shower is to give a lot of gifts to someone.
- a brief fall of rain, or sometimes of hail, sleet, or snow
- a sudden, abundant fall or discharge, as of tears, meteors, rays, sparks, etc.
- an abundant flow; rush: a shower of compliments
- a party at which a number of gifts are presented to the guest of honor: a bridal shower
- a way of bathing in which the body is sprayed with fine streams of water from a perforated nozzle, usually fixed overheadsometimes shower bath
- an apparatus, as in a bathtub, or a room or enclosure used for this
- a way of bathing in which the body is sprayed with fine streams of water from a perforated nozzle, usually fixed overhead
Origin of showerMiddle English schoure from Old English scur, akin to German schauer, shower, squall from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)keu-, to cover from source shoe, hide
- to make wet as with a spray of water; sprinkle; spray
- to pour forth or scatter in or as in a shower: showered with praise
- to fall or come as a shower
- to bathe under a shower
- A brief fall of precipitation, such as rain, hail, or sleet.
- A fall of a group of objects, especially from the sky: a meteor shower; a shower of leaves.
- An abundant flow; an outpouring: a shower of praise.
- A party held to honor and present gifts to someone: a bridal shower.
- a. A bath in which the water is sprayed on the bather in fine streams from a showerhead, usually secured overhead: take a shower.b. The stall or tub in which such a bath is taken.
verbshow·ered, show·er·ing, show·ers
- a. To throw or cause to fall in a shower: showered confetti on the parade.b. To throw or cause small things or pieces to fall over: showered the newlyweds with rice.c. To fall over or be thrown or projected at: The confetti showered the street.
- a. To give or bestow abundantly or liberally: showered confetti on the parade.b. To give something in great abundance to: showered their children with affection.
- To wash oneself in a shower.
- a. To fall or pour down in a shower.b. To arrive or be given in abundance: Good wishes showered over us.
Origin of showerMiddle English shour from Old English scūr
- A brief fall of precipitation.
- Today there will be frequent showers and some sunny spells.
- A device for bathing by which water is made to fall on the body from a height, either from a tank or by the action of a pump.
- An instance of using of this device in order to bathe oneself.
- I"²m going to have a shower. (UK, Australia)
- I"²m going to take a shower. (especially US)
- A quantity of something that has characteristics of a rain shower.
- a shower of sparks; a meteor shower; a Gatorade shower
- A party associated with a significant event in a person's life, at which the person usually receives gifts.
- Would male strippers be appropriate for the divorce shower?
- Her church group has planned an adoption shower.
- A bridal shower.
- The shower will be held at the home of the bridesmaid.
- A baby shower.
- Her friends are throwing her a shower after her mom leaves.
- (chiefly Ireland, UK, Australia, pejorative) A shower of shit.
- (chiefly Ireland, euphemistic, pejorative, with of and an invective) Used as an intensifying pluralizer or intensifier
(third-person singular simple present showers, present participle showering, simple past and past participle showered)
From Middle English shour, from Old English scÅ«r, from Proto-Germanic *skÅ«rÅ, probably from Proto-Indo-European *(s)á¸±Ä“wer- (“north; north wind; cold wind; rain shower"). Cognate with Dutch schoer, German Schauer.
- show +"Ž -er