shower: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (shou'ur), [key]
- a brief fall of rain or, sometimes, of hail or snow.
- Also calleda bath in which water is sprayed on the body, usually from an overhead perforated nozzle
- the apparatus for this or the room or stall enclosing it.
- a large supply or quantity: a shower of wealth.
- 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.
- a fall of many objects, as tears, sparks, or missiles.
- a room or area equipped with several showerheads or stalls for use by a number of people at the same time.
- The coach sent him to the showers after he walked three batters in a row.
- 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.
- 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.
- to bestow liberally or lavishly.
- to deluge (a person) with gifts, favors, etc.: She was showered with gifts on her birthday.
- to bathe (oneself&hasp;) in a shower bath.
- to rain in a shower.
- to take a shower bath.
Pronunciation: (shō'ur), [key]
- a person or thing that shows.
- shower (Thesaurus)