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shower1

show·er1

shower1

 
 
pronunciation:
shaU r
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a brief fall of rain.
The shower lasted only a few minutes.
similar words:
sprinkle
definition 2: a downpour of many like objects, such as stones, leaves, or sparks.
We walked through a shower of leaves as the wind suddenly gusted.
similar words:
rain
definition 3: an abundant supply or flow.
They were blessed with a shower of good fortune.
definition 4: a device that sprays water from an overhead nozzle, for washing the body.
I turned on the shower and washed my hair.
similar words:
spray
definition 5: an act of washing with such a device.
I've been working in the yard, and I really need a shower.She usually takes a shower instead of a bath.
definition 6: a party for someone who is getting married or having a baby soon.
She received many beautiful gifts at her bridal shower.Her best friend arranged a baby shower for her.
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: showered, showering, showers
definition 1: to wet or spray with a shower of rain or water.
He showered the plants with water from the hose.
similar words:
hail, sprinkle
definition 2: to bestow in abundance.
The grandparents showered gifts on the children.
similar words:
lavish, rain
definition 3: to provide (someone) abundantly with.
His piano teacher showered him with compliments after the recital.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to sprinkle or pour down in a shower.
Sparks showered when the welding began.
definition 2: to bathe oneself in a shower.
The players showered after the game.
similar words:
wash
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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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