shower

noun (1)
show·​er | \ˈshau̇(-ə)r \

Definition of shower 

(Entry 1 of 3)

1a : a fall of rain of short duration

b : a similar fall of sleet, hail, or snow

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 : a party given by friends who bring gifts often of a particular kind a bridal shower

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

to the showers

: out of the ball game a pitcher sent to the showers

shower

verb
showered; showering; showers

Definition of shower (Entry 2 of 3)

intransitive verb

1 : to rain or fall in or as if in a shower letters showered on him in praise and protest

2 : to bathe in a shower

transitive verb

1a : to wet (as with water) in a spray, fine stream, or drops

b(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

2 : to give in abundance showered her with honors

shower

noun (2)
show·​er | \ˈshō-ər \

Definition of shower (Entry 3 of 3)

: one that shows : exhibitor

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from shower

Noun (1)

showerless \ ˈshau̇(-​ə)r-​ləs \ adjective
showery \ ˈshau̇(-​ə)-​rē \ adjective

Verb

showerer \ ˈshau̇(-​ə)r-​ər \ noun

Synonyms for shower

Synonyms: Verb

heap, lavish, pour, rain

Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of shower in a Sentence

Verb

Please shower before using the pool. Sparks from the machine showered onto the floor of the garage. Rice showered down on the newlyweds as they left the church.
See More

First Known Use of shower

Noun (1)

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Noun (2)

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for shower

Noun (1)

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about shower

Statistics for shower

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for shower

The first known use of shower was before the 12th century

See more words from the same century

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for shower

shower

verb

English Language Learners Definition of shower

: 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

noun
show·​er | \ˈshau̇-ər \

Kids Definition of shower

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a short fall of rain over a small area

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

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

shower

verb
showered; showering

Kids Definition of shower (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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

4 : to bathe in a shower

Keep scrolling for more

Comments on shower

What made you want to look up shower? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

playful or foolish behavior

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Autumn Words of the Day 2018

  • a-top-down-image-of-road-through-an-autumn-forest
  • Which is a synonym of fugacious?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!