See under shower1 (def 2).
a brief fall of rain or, sometimes, of hail or snow.
Also called shower bath. a bath in which water is sprayed on the body, usually from an overhead perforated nozzle (showerhead)
the apparatus for this or the room or stall enclosing it.
a large supply or quantity:
a shower of wealth.
a party given for a bestowal of presents of a specific kind, especially such a party for a prospective bride or prospective mother:
a linen shower; a baby shower.
a fall of many objects, as tears, sparks, or missiles.
Astronomy. air shower.
showers, a room or area equipped with several showerheads or stalls for use by a number of people at the same time.
verb (used with object)
to bestow liberally or lavishly.
to deluge (a person) with gifts, favors, etc.:
She was showered with gifts on her birthday.
to bathe (oneself) in a shower bath.
verb (used without object)
to rain in a shower.
to take a shower bath.
send to the showers, Baseball.
to replace (a pitcher) during a game, usually because he or she is ineffective:
The coach sent him to the showers after he walked three batters in a row.
to cause (a pitcher) to be replaced in a game, as by getting many hits off him or her; knock out of the box:
Two home runs and a line-drive double sent her to the showers.
a brief period of rain, hail, sleet, or snow
a sudden abundant fall or downpour, as of tears, sparks, or light
a rush; outpouring: a shower of praise
a kind of bath in which a person stands upright and is sprayed with water from a nozzle
the room, booth, etc, containing such a bath Full name shower bath
(Brit, slang) a derogatory term applied to a person or group, esp to a group considered as being slack, untidy, etc
(US & Canadian, Austral & NZ) a party held to honour and present gifts to a person, as to a prospective bride
a large number of particles formed by the collision of a cosmic-ray particle with a particle in the atmosphere
(NZ) a light fabric cover thrown over a tea table to protect the food from flies, dust, etc
(transitive) to sprinkle or spray with or as if with a shower: shower the powder into the milk
often with it as subject. to fall or cause to fall in the form of a shower
(transitive) to give (gifts, etc) in abundance or present (a person) with (gifts, etc): they showered gifts on him
(intransitive) to take a shower
a person or thing that shows
see: cold shower
[shou-er] /ˈʃaʊ ər/ noun 1. an individual compartment or self-contained unit, having a single shower and accommodating one person.
adjective 1. characterized by or abounding with showers: the showery season in the tropics. 2. falling in showers: showery petals. 3. causing or bringing showers: showery clouds. 4. of, relating to, or resembling showers: showery spray from the ocean.
noun 1. a geranium, Pelargonium domesticum, of southern Africa, having roundish clusters of large white, pink, or red flowers.
noun 1. a woman who appears in the chorus of a show, nightclub act, etc. noun 1. a girl who appears in variety shows, nightclub acts, etc, esp as a singer or dancer