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shower

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noun show·er \ˈshau̇(-ə)r\

Definition of shower

  1. 1a :  a fall of rain of short durationb :  a similar fall of sleet, hail, or snow

  2. 2 :  something resembling a rain shower <a shower of statistics>; especially :  a fall of meteors which belong to a single group and whose trails appear to originate at the same point in space

  3. 3 :  a party given by friends who bring gifts often of a particular kind <a bridal shower>

  4. 4 :  a bath in which water is showered on the body; also :  the apparatus that provides a shower

showerless

play \-ləs\ adjective

showery

play \ˈshau̇(-ə)-rē\ adjective

to the showers

  1. :  out of the ball game <a pitcher sent to the showers>

Origin and Etymology of shower

Middle English shour, from Old English scūr; akin to Old High German scūr shower, storm, Latin caurus northwest wind


First Known Use: before 12th century

Other Climate/Meteorology Terms


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shower

verb show·er

Definition of shower

  • intransitive verb
    1. 1 :  to rain or fall in or as if in a shower <letters showered on him in praise and protest>

    2. 2 :  to bathe in a shower

    3. transitive verb
    4. 1a :  to wet (as with water) in a spray, fine stream, or dropsb (1) :  to cause to fall in a shower <factory chimneys showered soot on the district> (2) :  to cause a shower to fall on <showered the newlyweds with rice>

    5. 2 :  to give in abundance <showered her with honors>

    showerer

    play \ˈshau̇(-ə)r-ər\ noun

    Examples of shower in a sentence

    1. Please shower before using the pool.

    2. Sparks from the machine showered onto the floor of the garage.

    3. Rice showered down on the newlyweds as they left the church.

    15th Century

    First Known Use of shower

    15th century


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    shower

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    noun show·er \ˈshō-ər\

    Definition of shower

    1. :  one that shows :  exhibitor

    14th Century

    First Known Use of shower

    14th century



    SHOWER Defined for English Language Learners


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    shower

    verb show·er

    Definition of shower for English Language Learners

    • : to wash yourself by using a shower

    • : to fall on someone or something in the way that rain falls from the sky

    • : to provide (someone) with something in large amounts


    SHOWER Defined for Kids

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    shower

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    noun show·er \ˈshau̇-ər\

    Definition of shower for Students

    1. 1 :  a short fall of rain over a small area

    2. 2 :  a large number of things that fall, are given off, or happen at the same time <a shower of sparks> <a shower of praise>

    3. 3 :  a bath in which water is sprayed on the body or a device for providing such a bath

    4. 4 :  a party where gifts are given especially to a woman who is about to be married or have a baby


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    shower

    play
    verb show·er

    Definition of shower for Students

    showered

    showering

    1. 1 :  to wet with fine spray or drops <A passing car showered us with muddy water.>

    2. 2 :  to fall in or as if in a shower <Live sparks and red coals showered down with the smoke. — Janet Shaw, Meet Kirsten>

    3. 3 :  to provide in great quantity <We showered them with gifts.>

    4. 4 :  to bathe in a shower



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