shower

1
[ shou-er ]
/ ˈʃaʊ ər /
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noun

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to rain in a shower.
to take a shower bath.

Idioms

    send to the showers, Baseball.
    1. to replace (a pitcher) during a game, usually because he or she is ineffective: The coach sent him to the showers after he walked three batters in a row.
    2. to cause (a pitcher) to be replaced in a game, as by getting many hits off him or her; knock out of the box: Two home runs and a line-drive double sent her to the showers.

Origin of shower

1
before 950; Middle English shour (noun), Old English scūr; cognate with German Schauer, Old Norse skūr, Gothic skūra
Related forms

Definition for shower (2 of 2)

shower

2
[ shoh-er ]
/ ˈʃoʊ ər /

noun

a person or thing that shows.

Origin of shower

2
before 900; Middle English shewere, Old English scēawere, derivative of scēawian to show, see -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for shower (1 of 2)

shower

1
/ (ˈʃaʊə) /

noun

verb

Derived Formsshowery, adjective

Word Origin for shower

Old English scūr; related to Old Norse skūr, Old High German skūr shower, Latin caurus northwest wind

British Dictionary definitions for shower (2 of 2)

shower

2
/ (ˈʃəʊə) /

noun

a person or thing that shows
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Idioms and Phrases with shower

shower


see cold shower.

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