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Shower appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Sinew of fit shower crew… oh, stiff Owen is!
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun shower:

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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb shower:

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The word shower is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun shower

What does shower mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: showers

  1. a plumbing fixture that sprays water over you
    • example: they installed a shower in the bathroom
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • more generic term: plumbing fixture = a fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building
    • part of: shower bath / shower stall = booth for washing yourself, usually in a bathroom
    • part: showerhead = a perforated nozzle that showers water on a bather
  2. washing yourself by standing upright under water sprayed from a nozzle
    • example: he took a shower after the game
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonym of shower: shower bath
    • more generic words: bathing / washup = the act of washing yourself
  3. a brief period of precipitation
    • example: the game was interrupted by a brief shower
    • lexical domain: Natural Phenomena - nouns denoting natural phenomena
    • synonym of shower: rain shower
    • more generic words: rain / rainfall = water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
    • more specific words: scattering / sprinkling / sprinkle = a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby
  4. a sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower
    • example: a little shower of rose petals
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • synonym of shower: cascade
    • more generic word: descent = a movement downward
  5. someone who organizes an exhibit for others to see
  6. a party of friends assembled to present gifts (usually of a specified kind) to a person
    • example: her friends organized a baby shower for her when she was expecting
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: party = a group of people gathered together for pleasure

Alternative definition of the noun shower

noun

  1. A brief fall of precipitation.
  2. A device for bathing by which water is made to fall on the body from a height, either from a tank or by the action of a pump.
  3. An instance of using of this device in order to bathe oneself.
  4. A bridal shower; a fund-raiser held in honor of a bride attended by female friends of the bride.
  5. A baby shower.
  6. [obsolete] A battle, an attack; conflict.
  7. [Irish, pejorative] A contemptible group of people or things or a contemptible individual; a shower of shit;
  8. One who shows.
  9. [slang] A man whose penis appears full size both when flaccid and when erect.

Definition of the verb shower

What does shower mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: showered | showering | showers

  1. expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns
    • examples: He was showered with praise | They shower their grandchild with money
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination]Jessica sprayed the wall | Leslie staffed the store
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination] with [Theme]Jessica loaded the wagon with boxes
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]Jessica squirted water
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] at [Destination]Jessica squirted water at me
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]Jessica loaded boxes into the wagon
      [Theme - substance or concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Locative or Directional Preposition] [Destination]Paint sprayed onto the wall

      Verbs of Putting (with the same syntax): brush, drizzle, hang, plaster, pump, rub, scatter, seed, sew, smear, smudge, sow, spatter, splash, splatter, spray, spread, sprinkle, spritz, spurt, squirt, stick, strew, string, swab, wash, wrap.

    • lexical domain: Possession - verbs of buying, selling, owning
    • synonym of shower: lavish
    • more generic words: consume / squander / ware / waste = spend extravagantly
  2. spray or sprinkle with
    • examples: The guests showered rice on the couple | They shower coins on the image | They shower the image with coins
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Destination]Steve pelted AnnaVerbs of Throwing: bombard, buffet, pelt, stone
      [Agent - intentional control] [Verb] [Destination] with [Theme]Steve pelted Anna with Acorns
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination]Jessica sprayed the wall | Leslie staffed the storeVerbs of Putting: brush, drizzle, hang, plaster, pump, rub, scatter, seed, sew, smear, smudge, sow, spatter, splash, splatter, spray, spread, sprinkle, spritz, spurt, squirt, stick, strew, string, swab, wash, wrap
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Destination] with [Theme]Jessica loaded the wagon with boxes
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]Jessica squirted water
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] at [Destination]Jessica squirted water at me
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Locative Preposition] [Destination]Jessica loaded boxes into the wagon
      [Theme - substance or concrete object, plural] [Verb] [Locative or Directional Preposition] [Destination]Paint sprayed onto the wall
    • lexical domain: Contact - verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging
    • more generic word: spray = scatter in a mass or jet of droplets
  3. take a shower; wash one's body in the shower
    • examples: You should shower after vigorous exercise | They shower | They shower themselves
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb]Marlene dressed
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient]Celia brushed her hair | Celia brushed the baby's hair | Marlene dressed the baby | Sheila groomed the horse | The hygienist flossed my teeth
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Patient, reflexive]Marlene dressed herself

      Verbs of Grooming and Bodily Care (with the same syntax): bathe, change, clothe, disrobe, dress, exercise, moisturize, preen, primp, shave, strip, sunbathe, tan, undress, wash.

    • lexical domain: Body Actions - verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care
    • more generic word: bathe = cleanse the entire body
  4. rain abundantly
  5. provide abundantly with
    • examples: He showered her with presents | They shower their grandchild with money
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
    • more generic words: cater / ply / provide / supply = give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

Alternative definition of the verb shower

verb

  1. [context: followed by with] To spray with (a specified liquid).
  2. To bathe using a shower.
  3. to bestow liberally, to give or distribute in abundance

Films

  1. "Shower" is a 1999 Chinese comedy-drama film directed by Zhang Yang and starring Zhu Xu, Pu Cunxin and Jiang Wu. It premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on 14 September 1999 and won the FIPRESCI Prize. Though only the second directorial work by Zhang and the third production of Imar Film, Shower was selected for numerous film festivals, including San Sebastian Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, and Seattle International Film Festival, where it received many awards.
  2. "Shower" is a 2013 short film written and directed by Eloi Biosca.
  3. "Shower" is a 2013 short comedy drama film written by Marie-Laurence Lévesque and Guillaume Lambert and directed by Marie-Ève Beaumont.
  4. "Shower" is a 2012 short/drama film directed by Christian K. Norvalls.

Character

Shower is a fictional character from the 2012 film "Shower".

Music

  1. "Shower" is a composition.
  2. "Shower" is a musical single of Becky G.
    • released on
  3. "Shower" is a composition.
  4. "shower" is a musical album of Yellow Studs.
    • released on
  5. "Shower" is a composition.

Group

Shower is a musical group.

Miscellanea

  1. Shower: A shower is a place in which a person bathes under a spray of, typically warm or hot, water. Most showers have temperature, spray pressure and adjustable showerhead nozzle settings.
  2. Shower: In toss juggling, the shower is a juggling pattern for 3 or more objects, most commonly balls or bean bags, where objects are thrown in a circular motion. Balls are thrown high from one hand to the other while the other hand passes the ball back horizontally. "In the shower pattern, every ball is thrown in a high arc from the right hand to the left and then quickly passed off with a low throw from the left ro the right hand." The animation depicts a 3-ball version. Siteswap notation for shower patterns is 1, where n is the number of objects juggled. The circular motion of the balls is commonly represented in cartoons as the archetypical juggling pattern, somewhat at odds with reality, where the cascade is more common. By constantly reversing the direction, the box pattern can be formed.
    • also known as 傾盆
  3. Shower a.k.a. Sonagi is a TV program.

Phrases with Shower

Phrases starting with the word Shower:

  1. shower cap
  2. Shower gel
  3. shower bath
  4. shower down
  5. Shower head
  6. shower room
  7. shower stall

Phrases ending with the word Shower:

  1. Am Shower
  2. to shower
  3. Sun Shower
  4. Baby shower
  5. Half-Shower
  6. pink shower
  7. rain shower
  8. Snow Shower
  9. False Shower
  10. Roman Shower
  11. Swiss Shower
  12. Bridal Shower
  13. Glossy Shower

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Shower

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Google previewTheory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage (2016)

by Mark F. Beck

The pulsating shower is an effective means of combining moist heat and mild compression.

The Swiss shower is a multiheaded shower stall found in some spas (refer to Figure 14-170). hydrocollator is an electrical appliance used to heat ...

Google previewThe Cosmic Perspective, The Solar System (2016)

Astronomy, Planetary science by CTI Reviews

Meteor shower: A meteor shower is a celestial event in which a number of meteors are observed to radiate,

Radiant: The radiant or apparent radiant of a meteor shower is the point in the sky, from which meteors appear to originate.

Google previewPlanning the Perfect Baby Shower (2012)

by The Hyperink Team

Hosting a baby shower is a great honor, whether you are planning the shower for a friend, colleague or family member. Far from just being another social event, a baby shower is a time for the mothertobe to receive the love, support and well ...

Google previewAntiproton Proton Physics and the W Discovery (1983)

by J. Thanh Van Tran

An extensive shower is the atmospheric cascade produced by a single primary nucleus incident on the atmosphere.

Google previewExplorations, An Introduction to Astronomy (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Meteor shower: A meteor shower is a celestial event in which a number of meteors are observed to radiate,

Radiant: The radiant or apparent radiant of a meteor shower is the point in the sky, from which meteors appear to originate.

Google previewEtiquette As I Learned It (2013)

by EJ Divitt

See also Invitations A shower is an opportunity to bestow a gift at.

Google previewFodor's St. Maarten, Anguilla, Saba, Statia & St. Barths (2010)

by Fodor's

shower is a spout coming out of the ceiling. Interspersed among the cottages are herb and vegetable gardens, whose produce is used in the Rainforest Restaurant. A swimming pool—cleaned, of course, with an environmentally sensitive ...

Google previewCraftsman's Construction Installation Encyclopedia (2004)

by Stephen Diller, Janelle Diller

Manhours to Install Shower Stalls, per each Manhours Suggested Crew Unit Reinforced plastic integral wall surrounds with slip-resistant fiberglass floors, single control faucet, 2 or 3 walls; no door Shower stall, nonintegral, nonassembled ...

Google previewThe Patient's Encyclopaedia of Urinary Tract Infection, Sexual Cystitis and Interstitial Cystitis (2002)

by Angela Kilmartin

In the Bathroom Only three pieces of bathroom equipment are required for personal hygiene: • A toilet and basin • A bath/shower. These are available absolutely everywhere. All homes from the humblest to the mightiest have these, so no ...

Google previewEntertaining from Ancient Rome to the Super Bowl: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2008)

An Encyclopedia by Melitta Weiss Adamson, Francine Segan

American Frontier Brunch Ancient Greece Buffet Ancient Rome Cake and Candles Anniversary Parties Catering Antipasto Celtic Feasting Aztec Entertaining Chafing Dish Baby Shower Champagne Bachelor Party Cheese Course, History of ...

Google previewENGLISH - ENGLISH DICTIONARY (POCKET SIZE) (2015)

by V&S EDITORIAL BOARD

Shower Ù Shrink 624 Shrivel Ù Shutter 625 Shuttle Ù Sidle 626 Siege Ù. demonstrate or prove. explain or demonstrate something to. conduct or lead: show them in, please. The teacher showed to the principal that students can be disciplined ...

Google previewCalmet's Great Dictionary of the Holy Bible: Calmet's great dictionary of the Holy Bible (1813)

by Augustin Calmet

They call a great shower of hail. hail-stones, Josh. x. 11. Wide Isai. xxx.

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Quotes about Shower

I prefer to sing in the shower vs. the car. The shower is just steam, you know, its just you, and nature, and no clothing. You know, there's nothing separating you. It's just you, and the voice - you, and the water. (Jacob Lusk)
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Scrabble value of S1H4O1W4E1R1

The value of this 6-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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