(noun, verb)


1. a plumbing fixture that sprays water over you

- they installed a shower in the bathroom

Definition categories: man–made

2. washing yourself by standing upright under water sprayed from a nozzle

- he took a shower after the game

Definition categories: act, bathing, washup

3. a brief period of precipitation

- the game was interrupted by a brief shower

Definition categories: phenomenon, rain, rainfall

4. a sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower

- a little shower of rose petals

Similar word(s): cascade

Definition categories: event, descent

5. someone who organizes an exhibit for others to see

Similar word(s): exhibitioner, exhibitor

Definition categories: person, impresario, promoter, showman

6. 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

Definition categories: group, party

Sentences with shower as a noun:

- Today there will be frequent showers and some sunny spells.

- I′m going to have a shower. (UK, Australia)I′m going to take a shower. (especially US)

- a shower of sparks;  a meteor shower;  a Gatorade shower

- Would male strippers be appropriate for the divorce shower?

- Her church group has planned an adoption shower.

- The shower will be held at the home of the bridesmaid.

- Her friends are throwing her a shower after her mom leaves.


1. expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns

- He was showered with praise

Similar word(s): lavish

Definition categories: possession, consume, squander, ware, waste

2. spray or sprinkle with

- The guests showered rice on the couple

Definition categories: contact, spray

3. take a shower; wash one's body in the shower

- You should shower after vigorous exercise

Definition categories: body, bathe

4. rain abundantly

- Meteors showered down over half of Australia

Definition categories: weather, rain

5. provide abundantly with

- He showered her with presents

Definition categories: consumption, cater, ply, provide, supply