Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A light, or moderately heavy, fall of rain, hail, or sleet; used absolutely, a fall of rain.
  • noun Figuratively, a full of any liquid in drops, or of solid objects in large number.
  • noun A copious supply bestowed; liberal distribution.
  • noun In pyrotechny, a device in which small stars of a slow-burning composition fall from rockets or shells, presenting the appearance of a shower of fire.
  • noun An attack; an assault; a conflict; a battle.
  • To water with or as with a shower; wet copiously with rain.
  • Hence, to wet copiously with water or other liquid in the form of spray or in drops: as, to shower plants from a watering-pot; to shower one's head in bathing; to shower a convict as a punishment.
  • To discharge in a shower; pour down copiously and rapidly; bestow liberally; distribute or scatter in abundance.
  • To rain in showers; fall as a shower: as, tears showered down his cheeks.
  • noun One who or that which shows or exhibits.
  • noun A looking-glass; a mirror.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who shows or exhibits.
  • noun obsolete That which shows; a mirror.
  • noun A fall or rain or hail of short duration; sometimes, but rarely, a like fall of snow.
  • noun That which resembles a shower in falling or passing through the air copiously and rapidly.
  • noun rare A copious supply bestowed.
  • noun a bath in which water is showered from above, and sometimes from the sides also.
  • transitive verb To water with a shower; to ��t copiously with rain.
  • transitive verb To bestow liberally; to destribute or scatter in �undance; to rain.
  • intransitive verb To rain in showers; to fall, as in a hower or showers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who shows.
  • noun slang A man whose penis appears full size both when flaccid and when erect.
  • noun A brief fall of precipitation.
  • noun A device for bathing by which water is made to fall on the body from a height, either from a tank or by the action of a pump.
  • noun An instance of using of this device in order to bathe oneself.
  • noun A quantity of something that has characteristics of a rain shower.
  • noun A party associated with a significant event in a person's life, at which the person usually receives gifts.
  • noun obsolete A battle, an attack; conflict.
  • noun UK, Australia, pejorative A shower of shit.
  • noun euphemistic, pejorative Used as an intensifying pluralizer or intensifier
  • verb followed by with To spray with (a specified liquid).
  • verb To bathe using a shower.
  • verb to bestow liberally, to give or distribute in abundance

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a brief period of precipitation
  • verb rain abundantly
  • verb expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns
  • verb provide abundantly with
  • verb spray or sprinkle with
  • verb take a shower; wash one's body in the shower
  • noun someone who organizes an exhibit for others to see
  • noun a party of friends assembled to present gifts (usually of a specified kind) to a person
  • noun washing yourself by standing upright under water sprayed from a nozzle
  • noun a sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower
  • noun a plumbing fixture that sprays water over you

Etymologies

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Middle English shour, from Old English scūr

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