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shower

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[ shou-er ]
/ 藞蕛a蕣 蓹r /
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Definition of shower

noun
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
to rain in a shower.
to take a shower bath.
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Idioms about shower

    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

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First recorded before 950; Middle English noun shour, shour(r)e, shouer Old English sc奴r, sc奴ra; cognate with German Schauer, Old Norse sk奴r, Gothic sk奴ra; the verb is derivative of the noun

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Other definitions for shower (2 of 2)

shower2
[ shoh-er ]
/ 藞蕛o蕣 蓹r /

noun
a person or thing that shows.

Origin of shower

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First recorded before 900; Middle English sheuer(e), shoure 鈥渨atchman, overseer, teacher, guide鈥 Old English sc膿awere, derivative of sc膿awian to show; see -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for shower (1 of 2)

shower1
/ (藞蕛a蕣蓹) /

noun
verb

Derived forms of shower

showery, adjective

Word Origin for shower

Old English sc奴r; related to Old Norse sk奴r, Old High German sk奴r shower, Latin caurus northwest wind

British Dictionary definitions for shower (2 of 2)

shower2
/ (藞蕛蓹蕣蓹) /

noun
a person or thing that shows
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Other Idioms and Phrases with shower

shower

see cold shower.

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