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Person showering.


Shower (plural Showers)
  1. A brief fall of precipitation.
    Today there will be frequent showers and some sunny spells.
  2. A device for bathing by which water is made to fall on the body from a height, either from a tank or by the action of a pump.
  3. An instance of using of this device in order to bathe oneself.
    I'm going to have a shower. (UK, Australian)
    I'm going to take a shower. (especially US)
  4. A bridal shower; a fund-raiser held in honor of a bride attended by female friends of the bride.
    The shower will be held at the home of the bridesmaid.
  5. A baby shower.
  6. (obsolete) A battle, an attack; conflict.
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Book XX:
      ‘I dare adventure me to kepe her frome an harder showre than ever yet I had.’
  7. (Irish, pejorative) A contemptible group of people or things or a contemptible individual; a shower of shit;
    • 1991: Allen Feldman, Formations of Violence: The Narrative of the Body and Political Terror in Northern Ireland, page 208 (University of Chicago Press; ISBN 9780226240701, 9780226240718)
      It was one of the worst feelings in the H-Block, one of the worst experiences to sit and listen to somebody getting beat. Because you were totally powerless, and you would always get somebody shouting at the door, “You shower of bastards!” It was always a crowd of screws and one or two naked men in a cell. They had total control.


See also


Shower (third-person singular simple present Showers, present participle Showering, simple past and past participle Showered)

  1. (followed by with) To spray with (a specified liquid).
  2. To bathe using a shower.
  3. to bestow liberally, to give or distribute in abundance
    • 1919, Boris Sidis, The Source and Aim of Human Progress:
      The individual in the army becomes used to holding human life in contempt, in fact the greater the slaughter, the greater is his merit; and the more medals, ribbons, and honors of hero-worship are showered on him, the more he becomes, after a time, indifferent to all sorts of human suffering and loss of human life.


Shower (plural Showers)
  1. One who shows.
  2. (slang) A man whose penis appears full size both when flaccid and when erect.

Related terms

Adjectives for Shower

genial; fiery; russet; intellectual; frizzling; passing; dewy; honeyed; arrowy; icy; myriad; soft; winking; sprinkling; sulphurous; frequent; gracious; fruitful; distilling; ambient; blinding; shimmering; pelting; rain¬bow-winged; sunlit; continual; whitening; accidental; dropping; scant; summer; spectacular; vernal; falling; heavy.

Verbs for Shower

long for—; welcome—; —abates; —chills; —continues; —darkens; —deluges; —dimin¬ishes; —gushes; —inundates; —issues; — lets up; —plunges; —streams; —surges; — whirls.

Adverbs for Shower

generously; genially; unstintedly; fruitfully; ceaselessly; intermittently; vernally.


Finnish bath, Japanese bath, Kaffeeklatsch, Russian bath, Scotch mist, Swedish bath, Turkish bath, abound, abundance, accord, administer, aerosol, affluence, afford, allot, allow, ample sufficiency, ampleness, amplitude, aquamanile, aspergil, aspergillum, atomizer, automatic dishwasher, avalanche, award, ball, baptize, barrage, basin, bath, bathe, bathtub, bestow, bestow on, bidet, blood rain, blowout, bombard, bombardment, bonanza, bountifulness, bountiousness, bristle with, broadside, bumper crop, burst, cannonade, clyster, cocktail party, coffee klatch, cold shower, communicate, concentrate sprayer, confer, copiousness, costume party, crawl with, creep with, deal, deal out, deluge, descend, dinner, dinner party, dish out, dishpan, dishwasher, dispense, dole, dole out, donate, donation party, douche, drizzle, drop, drum, drumfire, enema, entertainment, evening mist, ewer, extend, extravagance, exuberance, exuberate, fall, fertility, festivity, finger bowl, flood, flow, flurry, flush, flush out, foam, foison, fork out, fountain syringe, froth, full measure, fullness, fusillade, garden party, gargle, generosity, generousness, gift, gift with, give, give freely, give out, gout of rain, grant, great abundance, great plenty, gush, hail, hand out, heap, help to, hen party, hip bath, holystone, house party, house-raising, housewarming, hummum, impart, inundate, irrigate, issue, kitchen sink, landslide, lather, launder, lavabo, lavatory, lave, lavish, lavishness, lawn party, let have, liberality, liberalness, lots, luxuriance, mask, masque, masquerade, masquerade party, maximum, mete, mete out, mist, mist concentrate sprayer, misty rain, mizzle, moisture, mop, mop up, more than enough, much, myriad, myriads, needle bath, nozzle, numerousness, offer, opulence, opulency, outpouring, overflow, overwhelm, party, patter, pelt, piscina, pitter-patter, plash, plenitude, plenteousness, plentifulness, plenty, plunge bath, pour, pour with rain, precipitate, precipitation, present, prevalence, prodigality, productiveness, proffer, profuseness, profusion, proliferate, quantities, rain, rain tadpoles, raindrop, rainfall, rainwater, render, repleteness, repletion, rich harvest, rich vein, richness, rinse, rinse out, riot, riotousness, ritually immerse, run over, salvo, sauna, sauna bath, scads, scour, scrub, scrub up, serve, shampoo, shatter, sheet of rain, shell out, shindig, shindy, shower bath, shower curtain, shower down, shower head, shower room, shower stall, showers, sink, sitz bath, slip, slosh, sluice, sluice out, smoker, snow, soap, sparge, sparger, spate, spatter, spindrift, spit, splash, splatter, sponge, sponge bath, spray, spray can, sprayer, sprinkle, sprinkler, sprinkler head, sprinkling, sprinkling system, spume, stag, stag party, storm, stream, substantiality, substantialness, superabundance, surprise party, swab, swarm with, swash, sweat bath, syringe, tattoo, teem, teem with, teemingness, tender, toivel, torrent, tub, unfrozen hydrometeor, vouchsafe, wash, wash barrel, wash boiler, wash out, wash up, washbasin, washbowl, washdish, washer, washing machine, washing pot, washpot, washstand, washtub, watercart, watering can, watering pot, wealth, weep, wet, whirlpool bath, yield

Etymology 1

From Old English scūr


Etymology 2






  • (bathe using a shower): have a shower (British), take a shower (especially US)

Derived terms





  1. indefinite plural of show
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