shower


shower
shower1
showerless, adj.showerlike, adj.
/show"euhr/, n.
1. a brief fall of rain or, sometimes, of hail or snow.
2. Also called shower bath. a bath in which water is sprayed on the body, usually from an overhead perforated nozzle (showerhead).
3. the apparatus for this or the room or stall enclosing it.
4. a large supply or quantity: a shower of wealth.
5. a party given for a bestowal of presents of a specific kind, esp. such a party for a prospective bride or prospective mother: a linen shower; a baby shower.
6. a fall of many objects, as tears, sparks, or missiles.
7. Astron. See air shower.
8. showers, a room or area equipped with several showerheads or stalls for use by a number of people at the same time.
9. send to the showers, Baseball.
a. to replace (a pitcher) during a game, usually because he or she is ineffective: The coach sent him to the showers after he walked three batters in a row.
b. to cause (a pitcher) to be replaced in a game, as by getting many hits off him or her; knock out of the box: Two home runs and a line-drive double sent her to the showers.
v.t.
10. to bestow liberally or lavishly.
11. to deluge (a person) with gifts, favors, etc.: She was showered with gifts on her birthday.
12. to bathe (oneself) in a shower bath.
v.i.
13. to rain in a shower.
14. to take a shower bath.
[bef. 950; ME shour (n.), OE scur; c. G Schauer, ON skur, Goth skura]
Syn. 4. flood, deluge, torrent, stream.
shower2
/shoh"euhr/, n.
a person or thing that shows.
[bef. 900; ME shewere, OE sceawere, deriv. of sceawian to SHOW, see -ER1]

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