1. One who shows or exhibits.
2. That which shows; a mirror. [Obs.]
1. A fall or rain or hail of short duration; sometimes, but rarely, a like fall of snow.
In drought or else showers. --Chaucer.
Or wet the thirsty earth with falling showers. --Milton.
2. That which resembles a shower in falling or passing through the air copiously and rapidly.
With showers of stones he drives them far away. --Pope.
3. A copious supply bestowed. [R.]
He and myself
Have travail'd in the great shower of your gifts. --Shak.
Shower bath, a bath in which water is showered from above, and sometimes from the sides also.
Show·er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Showered p. pr. & vb. n. Showering.]
1. To water with a shower; to ░░t copiously with rain.
Lest it again dissolve and shower the earth. --Milton.
2. To bestow liberally; to destribute or scatter in ░undance; to rain.
That showers down greatness on his friends. --Addison.
Show·er, v. i. To rain in showers; to fall, as in a hower or showers.
n 1: a plumbing fixture that sprays water over you; "they
installed a shower in the bathroom"
2: washing yourself in a shower; you stand upright under water
sprayed from a nozzle; "he took a shower after the game"
[syn: shower bath]
3: a brief period of precipitation; "the game was interrupted
by a brief shower" [syn: rain shower]
4: 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" [syn: cascade]
5: someone who organizes an exhibit for others to see [syn: exhibitor,
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"
v 1: expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns; "He was
showered with praise" [syn: lavish]
2: spray or sprinkle with; "The guests showered rice on the
3: take a shower; wash one's body in the shower; "You should
shower after vigorous exercise"
4: rain abundantly; "Meteors showered down over half of
Australia" [syn: shower down]
5: provide abundantly with; "He showered her with presents"