Meaning of shower


Pronunciation: (shou'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a brief fall of rain or, sometimes, of hail or snow.
  2. Also calleda bath in which water is sprayed on the body, usually from an overhead perforated nozzle
  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. See
  8. a room or area equipped with several showerheads or stalls for use by a number of people at the same time.
  9. The coach sent him to the showers after he walked three batters in a row.
    1. 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.
    2. 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.
  1. to bestow liberally or lavishly.
  2. to deluge (a person) with gifts, favors, etc.: She was showered with gifts on her birthday.
  3. to bathe (oneself&hasp;) in a shower bath.
  1. to rain in a shower.
  2. to take a shower bath.


Pronunciation: (shō'ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a person or thing that shows.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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