Definitions for shower
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word shower.
a plumbing fixture that sprays water over you
"they installed a shower in the bathroom"
shower, shower bathnoun
washing yourself by standing upright under water sprayed from a nozzle
"he took a shower after the game"
shower, rain showernoun
a brief period of precipitation
"the game was interrupted by a brief 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"
exhibitor, exhibitioner, showernoun
someone who organizes an exhibit for others to see
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"
expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns
"He was showered with praise"
spray or sprinkle with
"The guests showered rice on the couple"
take a shower; wash one's body in the shower
"You should shower after vigorous exercise"
shower, shower downverb
"Meteors showered down over half of Australia"
provide abundantly with
"He showered her with presents"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: scheure, Dutch.
If the boy have not a woman’s gift,
To rain a shower of commanded tears,
An onion will do well for such a shift. William Shakespeare.
The ancient cinnamon was, while it grew, the dryest; and in showers it prospered worst. Francis Bacon.
I’ll set thee in a shower of gold, and hail
Rich pearls upon them. William Shakespeare, Ant. and Cleopatra.
With show’rs of stones he drives them far away;
The scatt’ring dogs around at distance bay. Alexander Pope.
He and myself
Have travell’d in the great shower of your gifts,
And sweetly felt it. William Shakespeare, Timon.
Etymology: from the noun.
Serve they as a flow’ry verge, to bind
The fluid skirts of that same wat’ry cloud,
Lest it again dissolve, and show’r the earth? John Milton.
The sun more glad impress’d his beams,
Than in fair evening cloud, or humid bow,
When God hath show’r’d the earth. John Milton, Paradise Lost.
That show’rs down greatness on his friends, will raise me
To Rome’s first honours. Joseph Addison, Cato.
These, lull’d by nightingales, embracing slept;
And on their naked limbs the flow’ry roof
Shower’d roses, which the morn repair’d. John Milton, Par. Lost.
After this fair discharge, all civil honours having showered on him before, there now fell out great occasion to action. Henry Wotton, Life of the Duke of Buckingham.
To be rainy.
A shower is a place in which a person bathes under a spray of typically warm or hot water. Indoors, there is a drain in the floor. Most showers have temperature, spray pressure and adjustable showerhead nozzle. The simplest showers have a swivelling nozzle aiming down on the user, while more complex showers have a showerhead connected to a hose that has a mounting bracket. This allows the showerer to hold the showerhead by hand to spray the water at different parts of their body. A shower can be installed in a small shower stall or bathtub with a plastic shower curtain or door. Showering is common in Western culture due to the efficiency of using it compared with a bathtub. Its use in hygiene is, therefore, common practice. A shower uses less water on average than a bath: 80 litres (18 imp gal; 21 US gal) for a shower compared with 150 litres (33 imp gal; 40 US gal) for a bath.
A shower is a device that sprays water for personal hygiene purposes, where a person stands under the spraying water to wash their body. It is also often found in a small enclosed area or stall designed to contain water spray. Additionally, shower can also refer to a short period of rain or snowfall.
one who shows or exhibits
that which shows; a mirror
a fall or rain or hail of short duration; sometimes, but rarely, a like fall of snow
that which resembles a shower in falling or passing through the air copiously and rapidly
a copious supply bestowed
to water with a shower; to //t copiously with rain
to bestow liberally; to destribute or scatter in /undance; to rain
to rain in showers; to fall, as in a hower or showers
Etymology: [OE. shour, schour, AS. ser; akin to D. schoer, G. schauer, OHG. scr, Icel. skr, Sw. skur, Goth. skra windis a storm of wind; of uncertain origin.]
A shower is a place in which a person bathes under a spray of water. The water is then drained through a drain in the shower base. The modern shower comes with configurable temperature and spray pressure settings, along with adjustable showerhead nozzle settings. Showering is common in western culture due to efficiency of using it when compared to a bath. Its use in hygiene is therefore common practice. A shower uses less water than a bath: 80 litres on average for a shower compared to 150 litres for a bath.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
show′ėr, n. a fall of rain or hail, of short duration: a copious and rapid fall: a liberal supply of anything.—v.t. to wet with rain: to bestow liberally.—v.i. to rain in showers.—ns. Show′er-bath, a bath in which water is showered upon one from above: the apparatus for giving a bath by showering water on the person; Show′eriness, the state of being showery.—adjs. Show′erless, without showers; Show′ery, abounding with showers. [A.S. scúr; Ice. skúr, Ger. schauer.]
A type of equipment and product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles to provide water for a person to wash
My sister showers every day as she loves the gym and always showers afterwards.
Submitted by MaryC on December 20, 2019
Rain that is moving across the sky.
Sometimes there is a shower during the day, other wise the weather is moderate.
Submitted by MaryC on December 20, 2019
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Shower is ranked #81181 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Shower surname appeared 233 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Shower.
81.9% or 191 total occurrences were White.
12.8% or 30 total occurrences were Black.
4.7% or 11 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'shower' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2659
Rank popularity for the word 'shower' in Nouns Frequency: #1945
The numerical value of shower in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of shower in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
For it is not light that is needed, but fire; it is not the gentle shower, but thunder. We need the storm, the whirlwind, and the earthquake. The feeling of the nation must be quickened; the conscience of the nation must be roused; the propriety of the nation must be startled; the hypocrisy of the nation must be exposed; and its crimes against God and man must be proclaimed and denounced.
Think of your shower as a segue to sleep, the better you sleep, the better your hair and skin will look. So even if you’re exhausted and just want to crash, get in the shower and let the water run on your face and body.
Last week, I was taking a shower, and in the middle of my shower, the water turned brown, and I had shampoo in my hair, so I had to finish.
Love is a hot shower where your skin never prunes.
He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain.
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