Shower bath
Shower Show"er, n. [OE. shour, schour, AS. se?r; akin to D. schoer, G. schauer, OHG. sc?r, Icel. sk?r, Sw. skur, Goth. sk?ra windis a storm of wind; of uncertain origin.] 1. A fall or rain or hail of short duration; sometimes, but rarely, a like fall of snow. [1913 Webster]

In drought or else showers. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Or wet the thirsty earth with falling showers. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. That which resembles a shower in falling or passing through the air copiously and rapidly. [1913 Webster]

With showers of stones he drives them far away. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

3. A copious supply bestowed. [R.] [1913 Webster]

He and myself Have travail'd in the great shower of your gifts. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Shower bath}, a bath in which water is showered from above, and sometimes from the sides also. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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