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Definition of "shower" []

  • A brief fall of precipitation, such as rain, hail, or sleet. (noun)
  • A fall of a group of objects, especially from the sky: a meteor shower; a shower of leaves. (noun)
  • An abundant flow; an outpouring: a shower of praise. (noun)
  • A party held to honor and present gifts to someone: a bridal shower. (noun)
  • A bath in which the water is sprayed on the bather in fine streams from a showerhead, usually secured overhead: take a shower. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shower" in a sentence
  • "Predicting the outcome of a triathlon race, because results can turn on factors as unforeseeable as a flat tire or a sudden rain shower, is a fool's undertaking."
  • "Seeing a naked person clearly standing there while you are in the shower is my new definition of creepy."
  • "Arguably, the shower is an important workspace, as I do a lot of plotting and pondering in there."