verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- 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
Synonyms for shower
Origin of shower2
Related Words for showerdeluge, downpour, rain, flood, hail, storm, drizzle, sleet, rainstorm, drench, spray, sprinkle, pour, pamper, cloudburst, thunderstorm, patter, fall, mist, give
Examples from the Web for shower
Contemporary Examples of shower
“Wait…” Suddenly a huge, graceful black marlin leaps out of the water, sending a shower of water ten feet high.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile
January 3, 2015
I was so relieved, until I thought about my dirty pantyhose hanging on the shower at home.My Love Letter to the Stetson
December 24, 2014
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
December 13, 2014
One measly year later, Pam woke to find a naked Ewing grinning at her in the shower.‘The Walking Dead’ Fans Demand: Bring Back Beth!
December 11, 2014
They go into the bathroom, and he asks her to sit by him in the shower.School Shooters Love This Pickup Artist Website
December 5, 2014
Historical Examples of shower
I was too far to hear him, but the people broke out with a shower of sticks and stones.The Trail Book
So far above the shower had been his head, that not a hair of it was moistened by the rain-drops!The Three Golden Apples
I left my winders open, and I think there's a shower comin' up.Quaint Courtships
A shower of red-hot stones warned him that he was near the volcano.Classic Myths
Mary Catherine Judd
Once more may the rustling of the shower refresh our longing ears!Imogen
- 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.