from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A brief fall of precipitation, such as rain, hail, or sleet.
  • n. A fall of a group of objects, especially from the sky: a meteor shower; a shower of leaves.
  • n. An abundant flow; an outpouring: a shower of praise.
  • n. A party held to honor and present gifts to someone: a bridal shower.
  • n. A bath in which the water is sprayed on the bather in fine streams from a showerhead, usually secured overhead: take a shower.
  • n. The stall or tub in which such a bath is taken.
  • transitive v. To pour down in a shower: showered confetti on the parade.
  • transitive v. To cover with or as if with a shower. See Synonyms at barrage2.
  • transitive v. To bestow abundantly or liberally.
  • intransitive v. To fall or pour down in or as if in a shower.
  • intransitive v. To wash oneself in a shower.
  • n. One that shows: a shower of thoroughbred horses; a shower of great affection.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A brief fall of precipitation.
  • n. 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.
  • n. An instance of using of this device in order to bathe oneself.
  • n. A quantity of something that has characteristics of a rain shower.
  • n. A party associated with a significant event in a person's life, at which the person usually receives gifts.
  • n. A battle, an attack; conflict.
  • n. A shower of shit.
  • n. Used as an intensifying pluralizer or intensifier
  • v. To spray with (a specified liquid).
  • v. To bathe using a shower.
  • v. to bestow liberally, to give or distribute in abundance
  • n. One who shows.
  • n. A man whose penis appears full size both when flaccid and when erect.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. A light, or moderately heavy, fall of rain, hail, or sleet; used absolutely, a fall of rain.
  • n. Figuratively, a full of any liquid in drops, or of solid objects in large number.
  • n. A copious supply bestowed; liberal distribution.
  • n. 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.
  • n. An attack; an assault; a conflict; a battle.
  • n. One who or that which shows or exhibits.
  • n. A looking-glass; a mirror.

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

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


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English shour, from Old English scūr.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Middle English shour, from Old English scūr



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