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Definition of 'shower'

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  1. a plumbing fixture that sprays water over you; "they installed a shower in the bathroom"
  2. washing yourself by standing upright under water sprayed from a nozzle; "he took a shower after the game"
       Synonyms: shower bath
  3. a brief period of precipitation; "the game was interrupted by a brief shower"
       Synonyms: 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"
       Synonyms: cascade
  5. someone who organizes an exhibit for others to see
       Synonyms: exhibitor exhibitioner
  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"


  1. expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns; "He was showered with praise"
       Synonyms: lavish
  2. spray or sprinkle with; "The guests showered rice on the couple"
  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"
       Synonyms: shower down
  5. provide abundantly with; "He showered her with presents"

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