verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- shower stall,
- shower tea,
- 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.
- 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 shower1
Origin of shower2
Examples from the Web for shower
I was so relieved, until I thought about my dirty pantyhose hanging on the shower at home.
His explanation only diminishes the irresistible excitement we feel while watching Tony Perkins peer at Janet Leigh in her shower.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One measly year later, Pam woke to find a naked Ewing grinning at her in the shower.
They go into the bathroom, and he asks her to sit by him in the shower.
He belongs to a gym, he can afford to pay for that: he can shower, he can keep his belongings in a series of lockers there.
Sammy Red Squirrel saw the shower coming, and he scampered home as fast as he could go.Bunny Rabbit's Diary|Mary Frances Blaisdell
As the shower of bullets struck Immelman and his machine, it burst into flames and dropped like a blazing comet.Lest We Forget|John Gilbert Thompson
My laughter, my flowers, my words all came together and fell upon her like a shower of joy.The Choice of Life|Georgette Leblanc
Perry took a painkiller after the shower, which kicked in as they went out the door, and the autumn evening was crisp and sharp.Makers|Cory Doctorow
We had almost reached the end of the street when a door opened suddenly and a shower of sparks flew out ahead of us.The Andes of Southern Peru|Isaiah Bowman
- a kind of bath in which a person stands upright and is sprayed with water from a nozzle
- the room, booth, etc, containing such a bathFull name: shower bath
Word Origin for shower
Old English scur "a short fall of rain, storm, tempest; fall of missiles or blows; struggle, commotion; breeze," from West Germanic *skuraz (cf. Old Norse skur, Old Saxon and Old Frisian scur "fit of illness;" Old High German scur, German Schauer "shower, downpour;" Gothic skura, in skura windis "windstorm"), from PIE root *kew-(e)ro- "north, north wind" (cf. Latin caurus "northwest wind;" Old Church Slavonic severu "north, north wind;" Lithuanian šiaurus "raging, stormy," šiaurys "north wind," šiaure "north").
Of blood, tears, etc., from c.1400. Of meteors from 1835. Sense of "bath in which water is poured from above" first recorded 1851 (short for shower-bath, itself attested from 1803). Meaning "large number of gifts bestowed on a bride" (1904, American English colloquial) later was extended to the party at which it happens (1926). Shower curtain attested from 1914.
1570s, "come down in showers;" 1580s, "to discharge a shower," from shower (n.1). Intransitive sense from 1930. Related: Showered; showering.
"one who shows," Old English sceawere "spectator, watchtower, mirror," agent noun; see show (v.).
see cold shower.