- 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 bath in which the body is sprayed with fine streams of water from a perforated nozzle, usually fixed overheadin full shower bath
- an apparatus, as in a bathtub, or a room or enclosure used for this
- a bath in which the body is sprayed with fine streams of water from a perforated nozzle, usually fixed overhead
Origin: Middle 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
- showery adjective
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- 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.
- To pour down in a shower: showered confetti on the parade.
- To cover with or as if with a shower. See Synonyms at barrage2.
- To bestow abundantly or liberally.
- To fall or pour down in or as if in a shower.
- To wash oneself in a shower.
Origin: Middle English shour, from Old English scūr.
- showˈer·y adjective