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shower1

show·er1

shower1

 
 
pronunciation:
shaU r
parts of speech:
noun, verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a fall of rain that lasts a short time.
The shower lasted only a few minutes.
similar words:
sprinkle
definition 2: a fall of many objects of the same kind.
A shower of leaves covered us when the wind blew.
similar words:
rain
definition 3: a large supply or flow.
The family had a shower of good fortune.
definition 4: a device that sprays water from an overhead nozzle, so that one can wash oneself.
I turned on the shower and washed my hair.
similar words:
spray
definition 5: an act of washing with such a device.
He takes a shower every morning.
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: showered, showering, showers
definition 1: to wet or spray with a shower of rain or water.
He showered the garden with water from the hose.
similar words:
sprinkle
definition 2: to give in large amounts.
The boy's grandmother showered gifts on him.
similar words:
lavish
definition 3: to wash oneself in a shower.
She showers every day after sports practice.
similar words:
wash
derivation: showery (adj.)
Word Builder: shower +
  • shower curtain:
    a curtain that stops water from getting out of the shower.
  • showerhead:
    the part of a shower where the water comes out.
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