[ shou-er-hed ]
/ ˈʃaʊ ərˌhɛd /
See under shower1(def 2).
Words nearby showerhead
Definition for showerhead (2 of 2)
[ shou-er ]
/ ˈʃaʊ ər /
a brief fall of rain or, sometimes, of hail or snow.
Also called shower bath. a bath in which water is sprayed on the body, usually from an overhead perforated nozzle (showerhead).
the apparatus for this or the room or stall enclosing it.
a large supply or quantity: a shower of wealth.
a party given for a bestowal of presents of a specific kind, especially such a party for a prospective bride or prospective mother: a linen shower; a baby shower.
a fall of many objects, as tears, sparks, or missiles.
Astronomy. air shower.
showers, a room or area equipped with several showerheads or stalls for use by a number of people at the same time.
verb (used with object)
to bestow liberally or lavishly.
to deluge (a person) with gifts, favors, etc.: She was showered with gifts on her birthday.
to bathe (oneself) in a shower bath.
verb (used without object)
to rain in a shower.
to take a shower bath.
Origin of shower1
before 950; Middle English shour (noun), Old English scūr; cognate with German Schauer, Old Norse skūr, Gothic skūra
OTHER WORDS FROM shower
show·er·less, adjectiveshow·er·like, adjectiveun·show·ered, adjectiveun·show·er·ing, adjective
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Examples from the Web for showerhead
In the shower, the boy initially turned on a showerhead a few feet from Sandusky.
The drawings show a man standing under a showerhead, but the water that comes out of it never touches him.
British Dictionary definitions for showerhead (1 of 2)
/ (ˈʃaʊə) /
a brief period of rain, hail, sleet, or snow
a sudden abundant fall or downpour, as of tears, sparks, or light
a rush; outpouringa shower of praise
- 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
British slang a derogatory term applied to a person or group, esp to a group considered as being slack, untidy, etc
US, Canadian, Australian and NZ a party held to honour and present gifts to a person, as to a prospective bride
a large number of particles formed by the collision of a cosmic-ray particle with a particle in the atmosphere
NZ a light fabric cover thrown over a tea table to protect the food from flies, dust, etc
(tr) to sprinkle or spray with or as if with a showershower the powder into the milk
(often with it as subject) to fall or cause to fall in the form of a shower
(tr) to give (gifts, etc) in abundance or present (a person) with (gifts, etc)they showered gifts on him
(intr) to take a shower
Derived forms of showershowery, 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 showerhead (2 of 2)
/ (ˈʃəʊə) /
a person or thing that shows
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Idioms and Phrases with showerhead
see cold shower.
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