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Noun: shower  shaw(-u)r
  1. A plumbing fixture that sprays water over you
    "they installed a shower in the bathroom"
     
  2. Washing yourself by standing upright under water sprayed from a nozzle
    "he took a shower after the game";
    - shower bath
     
  3. A brief period of precipitation
    "the game was interrupted by a brief shower";
    - rain shower
     
  4. A sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower
    "a little shower of rose petals";
    - cascade
     
  5. Someone who organizes an exhibit for others to see
    - exhibitor, exhibitioner
     
  6. [N. Amer] 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"
Verb: shower  shaw(-u)r
  1. Expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns
    "He was showered with praise";
    - lavish
     
  2. Spray or sprinkle with
    "The guests showered rice on the couple"
     
  3. Take a shower; wash one's body in the shower
    "You should shower after vigorous exercise"
     
  4. Rain abundantly
    "Meteors showered down over half of Australia";
    - shower down
     
  5. Provide abundantly with
    "He showered her with presents"

Derived forms: showered, showers, showering

Type of: bathe, bathing, cater, consume, descent, impresario, party, plumbing fixture, ply, promoter, provide, rain, rain down, rainfall, showman, spray, squander, supply, ware [archaic], washup, waste

Part of: shower bath, shower stall

Encyclopedia: Shower