Shower Show"er, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Showered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Showering}.] 1. To water with a shower; to ??t copiously with rain. [1913 Webster]

Lest it again dissolve and shower the earth. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To bestow liberally; to destribute or scatter in ?undance; to rain. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

C?sar's favor, That showers down greatness on his friends. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • well-showered — adj. * * * …   Universalium

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  • shower — [[t]ʃa͟ʊə(r)[/t]] showers, showering, showered 1) N COUNT A shower is a device for washing yourself. It consists of a pipe which ends in a flat cover with a lot of holes in it so that water comes out in a spray. She heard him turn on the shower.… …   English dictionary

  • shower — I UK [ˈʃaʊə(r)] / US [ˈʃaʊər] noun Word forms shower : singular shower plural showers ** 1) [countable] a piece of equipment that produces a flow of water that you stand under to wash your body The shower isn t working. a) a small room or area… …   English dictionary

  • shower — I. noun Etymology: Middle English shour, from Old English scūr; akin to Old High German scūr shower, storm, Latin caurus northwest wind Date: before 12th century 1. a. a fall of rain of short duration b. a similar fall of sleet, hail, or snow 2.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shower — show|er1 [ ʃaur ] noun count ** 1. ) a piece of equipment that forces small drops of water into the air and is used for washing your body: The shower isn t working. a ) a small room or area with a shower: in the shower (=washing yourself under a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shower — 1 noun (C) 1 FOR WASHING IN a thing that you stand under to wash your whole body: Why does the phone always ring when I m in the shower? 2 ACT OF WASHING an act of washing your body while standing under a shower: I need a shower. | take a shower… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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