Definitions for: Shower


[n] washing yourself in a shower; you stand upright under water sprayed from a nozzle; "he took a shower after the game"
[n] a plumbing fixture that sprays water over you; "they installed a shower in the bathroom"
[n] a sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower; "a little shower of rose petals"; "a sudden cascade of sparks"
[n] a party of friends assembled to present gifts (usually of a specified kind) to a person; "her friends organized a baby shower for her when she was expecting"
[n] someone who organizes an exhibit for others to see
[n] a brief period of precipitation; "the game was interrupted by a brief shower"
[v] take a shower; wash one's body in the shower; "You should shower after vigorous exercise"
[v] provide abundantly with; "He showered her with presents"
[v] spray or sprinkle with; "The guests showered rice on the couple"
[v] expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns; "He was showered with praise"
[v] rain abundantly; "Meteors showered down over half of Australia"



Webster (1913) Definition: Show"er, n.
1. One who shows or exhibits.

2. That which shows; a mirror. [Obs.] --Wyclif.


Show"er, n. [OE. shour, schour, AS. se?r; akin to D.
schoer, G. schauer, OHG. sc?r, Icel. sk?r, Sw. skur, Goth.
sk?ra windis a storm of wind; of uncertain origin.]
1. A fall or rain or hail of short duration; sometimes, but
rarely, a like fall of snow.

In drought or else showers. --Chaucer.

Or wet the thirsty earth with falling showers.
--Milton.

2. That which resembles a shower in falling or passing
through the air copiously and rapidly.

With showers of stones he drives them far away.
--Pope.

3. A copious supply bestowed. [R.]

He and myself Have travail'd in the great shower of
your gifts. --Shak.

Shower bath, a bath in which water is showered from above,
and sometimes from the sides also.


Show"er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Showered; p. pr. & vb.
n. Showering.]
1. To water with a shower; to ??t copiously with rain.

Lest it again dissolve and shower the earth.
--Milton.

2. To bestow liberally; to destribute or scatter in ?undance;
to rain. --Shak.

C?sar's favor, That showers down greatness on his
friends. --Addison.


Show"er, v. i.
To rain in showers; to fall, as in a hower or showers.
--Shak.

Synonyms: cascade, exhibitioner, exhibitor, lavish, rain shower, shower bath, shower down

See Also: ablution, bathe, bathing, blow, cater, descent, impresario, party, plumbing fixture, ply, promoter, provide, rain, rain, rain down, rainfall, scattering, shower bath, shower stall, showerhead, showman, spray, sprinkle, sprinkling, squander, supply, washup

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