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show·er 1

 (shou′ər)
n.
1. A brief fall of precipitation, such as rain, hail, or sleet.
2. A fall of a group of objects, especially from the sky: a meteor shower; a shower of leaves.
3. An abundant flow; an outpouring: a shower of praise.
4. A party held to honor and present gifts to someone: a bridal shower.
5.
a. A bath in which the water is sprayed on the bather in fine streams from a showerhead, usually secured overhead: take a shower.
b. The stall or tub in which such a bath is taken.
v. show·ered, show·er·ing, show·ers
v.tr.
1.
a. To throw or cause to fall in a shower: showered confetti on the parade.
b. To throw or cause small things or pieces to fall over: showered the newlyweds with rice.
c. To fall over or be thrown or projected at: The confetti showered the street.
2.
a. To give or bestow abundantly or liberally: showered confetti on the parade.
b. To give something in great abundance to: showered their children with affection.
v.intr.
1. To wash oneself in a shower.
2.
a. To fall or pour down in a shower.
b. To arrive or be given in abundance: Good wishes showered over us.

[Middle English shour, from Old English scūr.]

show′er·y adj.

show·er 2

 (shō′ər)
n.
One that shows: a shower of thoroughbred horses.

shower

(ˈʃaʊə)
n
1. (Physical Geography) a brief period of rain, hail, sleet, or snow
2. a sudden abundant fall or downpour, as of tears, sparks, or light
3. a rush; outpouring: a shower of praise.
4. (Furniture)
a. a kind of bath in which a person stands upright and is sprayed with water from a nozzle
b. the room, booth, etc, containing such a bath. Full name: shower bath
5. slang Brit a derogatory term applied to a person or group, esp to a group considered as being slack, untidy, etc
6. US and Canadian and Austral and NZ a party held to honour and present gifts to a person, as to a prospective bride
7. (General Physics) a large number of particles formed by the collision of a cosmic-ray particle with a particle in the atmosphere
8. (Cookery) NZ a light fabric cover thrown over a tea table to protect the food from flies, dust, etc
vb
9. (tr) to sprinkle or spray with or as if with a shower: shower the powder into the milk.
10. (Physical Geography) (often with: it as subject) to fall or cause to fall in the form of a shower
11. (tr) to give (gifts, etc) in abundance or present (a person) with (gifts, etc): they showered gifts on him.
12. (intr) to take a shower
[Old English scūr; related to Old Norse skūr, Old High German skūr shower, Latin caurus northwest wind]
ˈshowery adj

shower

(ˈʃəʊə)
n
a person or thing that shows

show•er

(ˈʃaʊ ər)

n.
1. a brief fall of rain or of hail or snow.
2. Also called show′er bath`. a bath in which water is sprayed on the body from above.
3. the apparatus or space for providing such a bath.
4. something resembling a shower: a shower of sparks.
5. a party given to bestow presents of a specific kind upon the honoree.
v.t.
6. to bestow liberally or lavishly.
7. to give to in abundance: showered with praise.
8. to bathe (oneself) in a shower.
v.i.
9. to rain in a shower.
10. to bathe in a shower.
[before 950; Middle English shour, Old English scūr, c. Old Saxon, Old Norse skūr, Old High German scūr, Gothic skūra]
show′er•y, adj.

Shower

 something resembling a fall of rain; a copious supply; Derogatory, a crowd of people.

shower


Past participle: showered
Gerund: showering

Imperative
shower
shower
Present
I shower
you shower
he/she/it showers
we shower
you shower
they shower
Preterite
I showered
you showered
he/she/it showered
we showered
you showered
they showered
Present Continuous
I am showering
you are showering
he/she/it is showering
we are showering
you are showering
they are showering
Present Perfect
I have showered
you have showered
he/she/it has showered
we have showered
you have showered
they have showered
Past Continuous
I was showering
you were showering
he/she/it was showering
we were showering
you were showering
they were showering
Past Perfect
I had showered
you had showered
he/she/it had showered
we had showered
you had showered
they had showered
Future
I will shower
you will shower
he/she/it will shower
we will shower
you will shower
they will shower
Future Perfect
I will have showered
you will have showered
he/she/it will have showered
we will have showered
you will have showered
they will have showered
Future Continuous
I will be showering
you will be showering
he/she/it will be showering
we will be showering
you will be showering
they will be showering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been showering
you have been showering
he/she/it has been showering
we have been showering
you have been showering
they have been showering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been showering
you will have been showering
he/she/it will have been showering
we will have been showering
you will have been showering
they will have been showering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been showering
you had been showering
he/she/it had been showering
we had been showering
you had been showering
they had been showering
Conditional
I would shower
you would shower
he/she/it would shower
we would shower
you would shower
they would shower
Past Conditional
I would have showered
you would have showered
he/she/it would have showered
we would have showered
you would have showered
they would have showered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shower - a plumbing fixture that sprays water over youshower - a plumbing fixture that sprays water over you; "they installed a shower in the bathroom"
plumbing fixture - a fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building
showerhead - a perforated nozzle that showers water on a bather
shower bath, shower stall - booth for washing yourself, usually in a bathroom
2.shower - washing yourself by standing upright under water sprayed from a nozzle; "he took a shower after the game"
washup, bathing - the act of washing yourself (or another person)
3.shower - a brief period of precipitationshower - a brief period of precipitation; "the game was interrupted by a brief shower"
rain, rainfall - water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
sprinkle, sprinkling, scattering - a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
4.shower - 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"
descent - a movement downward
5.shower - someone who organizes an exhibit for others to see
impresario, promoter, showman - a sponsor who books and stages public entertainments
6.shower - 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"
party - a group of people gathered together for pleasure; "she joined the party after dinner"
Verb1.shower - expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns; "He was showered with praise"
ware, squander, consume, waste - spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"
2.shower - spray or sprinkle with; "The guests showered rice on the couple"
spray - scatter in a mass or jet of droplets; "spray water on someone"; "spray paint on the wall"
3.shower - take a shower; wash one's body in the shower; "You should shower after vigorous exercise"
bathe - cleanse the entire body; "bathe daily"
4.shower - rain abundantly; "Meteors showered down over half of Australia"
rain, rain down - precipitate as rain; "If it rains much more, we can expect some flooding"
5.shower - provide abundantly with; "He showered her with presents"
cater, ply, provide, supply - give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance; "The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

shower

noun
1. deluge, fall, sprinkling, flurry, downpour, light fall a shower of rain
2. storm, rain, volley, barrage, stream, torrent, fusillade a shower of meteorites
3. profusion, abundance, plethora, inundation They were reunited in a shower of kisses and tears.
verb
1. cover, dust, spray, sprinkle They were showered with rice in the traditional manner.
2. inundate, load, heap, lavish, pour, deluge He showered her with emeralds and furs. She showered gifts on us.

shower

noun
A concentrated outpouring, as of missiles, words, or blows:
verb
1. To direct a barrage at:
2. To give in great abundance:
Translations
حَمّام رَشّاشدُشّمِرَشَّهمَطَرٌ لـِمُدَّةٍ قَصِيرَةوابِل من المَطَر
sprchapřeháňkapršetsprchovatsprchovat se
brusebadbygeoverdængeregnbruser
(sade)kuurosuihkusadekuuro
pljusaktuštuširati
záporozászuhanyzuhanyozik
fara í sturtuláta rigna yfirrigning, hríî, drífaskúrsturta
シャワーにわか雨
샤워소나기
dušasmaudytis po dušuneperšlampamaspurkštiberti
bārstītbērtbirumsdušakrusa
duş
osprchovať saprehánkasprchasprchovať sa
prhaprhati setušploha
duschduschaskur
ฝนตกปรอยๆฝักบัว
duşsağanakyağdırmakyağmuruduş yapmak/almak
mưa nhỏtắm hoa sen

shower

[ˈʃaʊəʳ]
A. N
1. [of rain] → chubasco m, chaparrón m
scattered showerschubascos dispersos
2. (fig) [of arrows, stones, blows etc] → lluvia f
3. (in bathroom) → ducha f, regadera f (Mex)
to have or take a showerducharse, tomar una ducha
4. (Brit) (= people) what a shower!¡que montón de inútiles!
5. (US) (= party) → fiesta f de obsequio
see also baby D
B. VT (fig) they showered gifts (up)on the queencolmaron a la reina de regalos
he was showered with invitationsle llovieron invitaciones
to shower sb with honours; shower honours on sbcolmar a algn de honores
C. VI
1. (= rain) → caer un chaparrón or chubasco
2. (= take a shower) → ducharse, tomar una ducha
D. CPD shower cap Ngorro m de baño
shower curtain Ncortina f de ducha
shower gel Ngel m de baño
shower head Nalcachofa f de la ducha
shower tray Nplato m de la ducha
shower unit Nducha f

shower

[ˈʃaʊər]
n
(for washing)douche f
to have a shower, to take a shower → prendre une douche, se doucher
(= rain) → averse f
[stones, sparks, meteorites] → pluie f
(US) (= party) réunion organisée pour la remise de cadeaux
vt
to shower sb with sth [+ gifts] → combler qn de qch; [+ kisses] → couvrir qn de qch; [+ abuse] → accabler qn de qch; [+ missiles, stones, confetti] → bombarder qn de qchshower attachment n (to put on taps)douchette f à mainshower cap nbonnet m de doucheshower cubicle ncabine f de doucheshower curtain nrideau m de doucheshower gel ngel m doucheshower head npomme f de douche

shower

n
(of rain etc)Schauer m; (of arrows, stones, blows, bullets etc)Hagel m; (of curses, questions)Schwall m; a shower of sparksein Funkenregen m; shower of waterDusche f, → Wasserstrahl m
(= shower bath)Dusche f; to take or have a shower(sich) duschen; to send somebody to the showers (US inf) (Sport) → jdn vom Feld schicken; (fig)jdn rausschmeißen (inf); his bad language earned him a trip to the showers (US fig inf) → weil er ständig Kraftausdrücke benutzte, wurde er rausgeschmissen (inf)
(Brit fig inf) → Blödmänner pl (inf); what a shower!so ein lausiges Volk! (inf)
(US inf: = party:) Party, auf der jeder ein Geschenk für den Ehrengast mitbringt; (for bride-to-be) → ˜ Polterabend m; baby shower Party vor Geburt eines Babys, auf der jeder ein Geschenk für das Baby mitbringt
vt to shower somebody with something, to shower something on somebody (curses)etw auf jdn niederregnen lassen; blowsetw auf jdn niederprasseln or niederhageln lassen; praise, affection, honours, presentsjdn mit etw überschütten or überhäufen; the broken pipe showered water on the passers-bydas Wasser aus dem kaputten Rohr bespritzte die Passanten; to shower abuse on somebody, to shower somebody with abuseeinen Schwall von Beschimpfungen gegen jdn loslassen
vi
(= wash)duschen, brausen (dated)
(= descend: also shower down) → niedergehen auf (+acc)

shower

:
shower attachment
nBrauseaufsatz m
shower base
nDuschwanne f
shower bath
nDusche f
shower cabinet
nDuschkabine f
shower cap
nDuschhaube f
shower cubicle
shower curtain
nDuschvorhang m
shower gel
nDuschgel nt
showerproof
adjregenfest
shower stall
nDuschkabine f

shower

[ˈʃaʊəʳ]
1. n
a. (of rain) → rovescio
a shower of hail → una grandinata
a snow shower → una nevicata
b. (fig) (of arrows, stones) → pioggia; (of blows) → gragnuola, scarica; (of bullets) → scarica; (of kisses, presents) → valanga
c. (shower bath) → doccia
to have or take a shower → fare una doccia
d. (Am) (party) festa di fidanzamento (in cui si fanno regali alla persona festeggiata)
2. vt (fig) to shower sb with (gifts, abuse) → coprire qn di; (blows) → riempire qn di; (missiles) → bersagliare qn con una pioggia di
he was showered with invitations → è stato inondato di inviti
3. vi (take a shower) → fare la doccia

shower

(ˈʃauə) noun
1. a short fall (of rain). I got caught in a shower on my way here.
2. anything resembling such a fall of rain. a shower of sparks; a shower of bullets.
3. a bath in which water is sprayed down on the bather from above. I'm just going to have/take a shower.
4. the equipment used for such a bath. We're having a shower fitted in the bathroom.
verb
1. to pour down in large quantities (on). They showered confetti on the bride.
2. to bathe in a shower. He showered and dressed.
ˈshowery adjective
raining from time to time. showery weather.
ˈshowerproof adjective
(of material, a coat etc) which will not be soaked by a light shower of rain.

shower

دُشّ, مَطَرٌ لـِمُدَّةٍ قَصِيرَة přeháňka, sprcha brusebad, byge Dusche, Regenschauer ντουζ, ντους chaparrón, chubasco, ducha (sade)kuuro, suihku averse, douche pljusak, tuš acquazzone, doccia シャワー, にわか雨 샤워, 소나기 douche, regenbui dusj, skur prysznic, przelotny deszcz aguaceiro, chuveiro душ, кратковременный дождь dusch, skur ฝนตกปรอยๆ, ฝักบัว duş, sağanak mưa nhỏ, tắm hoa sen 淋浴, 阵雨

shower

n. ducha;
v. ducharse, darse una ducha.

shower

n ducha; to take a — ducharse, darse or tomar una ducha
References in classic literature ?
The bag is opened, and several quarts of tin money shower down upon the stage till it is quite glorified with the glitter.
Amid the unnatural shower, a few hungry ravens struggled with the gale; but no sooner was the green ocean of woods which stretched beneath them, passed, than they gladly stopped, at random, to their hideous banquet.
Twice or thrice, for example, during the sunny hours of the day, a water-cart went along by the Pyncheon House, leaving a broad wake of moistened earth, instead of the white dust that had risen at a lady's lightest footfall; it was like a summer shower, which the city authorities had caught and tamed, and compelled it into the commonest routine of their convenience.
Pestilence was known to have been foreboded by a shower of crimson light.
His terror rose to desperation; he rained a shower of kicks and blows upon Gunpowder, hoping by a sudden movement to give his companion the slip; but the spectre started full jump with him.
And as those ancient dames moved about gaily, though in the jaws of the whale, as you may say; even so, in a shower, with the like thoughtlessness, do we nowadays fly under the same jaws for protection; the umbrella being a tent spread over the same bone.
There had been a great deal of rain, and now the wind was very high and blew the dry leaves across the road in a shower.
One morning as Jurgis was passing, a furnace blew out, spraying two men with a shower of liquid fire.
The friendly little old man shook it heartily, and after a little shower of caution, he took his umbrella, and fumbled his way out of the room.
She added hot baths, sitz baths, shower baths, and plunges.
There she is, over an hour late; a little more an' she'd 'a' been caught in a thunder shower, but she'd never look ahead," said Miranda to Jane; "and added to all her other iniquities, if she ain't rigged out in that new dress, steppin' along with her father's dancin'-school steps, and swingin' her parasol for all the world as if she was play-actin'.
The shower was heavy, but short; and it had not been over five minutes, when in came Harriet, with just the heated, agitated look which hurrying thither with a full heart was likely to give; and the "Oh