shower

Primary Meanings of shower

1.
nv
a brief period of precipitation
rain abundantly
2.
nv
a plumbing fixture that sprays water over you
take a shower; wash one's body in the shower
3.
n
a party of friends assembled to present gifts (usually of a specified kind) to a person
4.
n
someone who organizes an exhibit for others to see
Full Definitions of shower
1

n a brief period of precipitation

“the game was interrupted by a brief shower
Synonyms:
rain shower
Types:
scattering, sprinkle, sprinkling
a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
Type of:
rain, rainfall
water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere

n a sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower

“a little shower of rose petals”
Synonyms:
cascade
Type of:
descent
a movement downward

v rain abundantly

“Meteors showered down over half of Australia”
Synonyms:
shower down
Type of:
rain, rain down
precipitate as rain

v spray or sprinkle with

“The guests showered rice on the couple”
Type of:
spray
scatter in a mass or jet of droplets

v expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns

“He was showered with praise”
Synonyms:
lavish
Type of:
consume, squander, ware, waste
spend extravagantly

v provide abundantly with

“He showered her with presents”
Type of:
cater, ply, provide, supply
give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
2

n a plumbing fixture that sprays water over you

“they installed a shower in the bathroom”
Type of:
plumbing fixture
a fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building

n washing yourself by standing upright under water sprayed from a nozzle

“he took a shower after the game”
Synonyms:
shower bath
Type of:
bathing, washup
the act of washing yourself (or another person)

v take a shower; wash one's body in the shower

“You should shower after vigorous exercise”
Type of:
bathe
cleanse the entire body
3

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”
Type of:
party
a group of people gathered together for pleasure
4

n someone who organizes an exhibit for others to see

Synonyms:
exhibitioner, exhibitor
Type of:
impresario, promoter, showman
a sponsor who books and stages public entertainments

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