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Definition 1: washing yourself by standing upright under water sprayed from a nozzle - [noun denoting act]

Samples where shower or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he took a shower after the game

Synonyms for shower in the sense of this definition

(shower is a kind of ...) the act of washing yourself (or another person)

Definition 2: a plumbing fixture that sprays water over you - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where shower or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they installed a shower in the bathroom

(shower is a kind of ...) a fixture for the distribution and use of water in a building

(shower is a part of ...) a perforated nozzle that showers water on a bather

(... is part of shower) booth for washing yourself, usually in a bathroom

Definition 3: a sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower - [noun denoting event]

Samples where shower or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a little shower of rose petals
  • a sudden cascade of sparks

Synonyms for shower in the sense of this definition

(shower is a kind of ...) a movement downward

Definition 4: a party of friends assembled to present gifts (usually of a specified kind) to a person - [noun denoting group]

Samples where shower or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her friends organized a baby shower for her when she was expecting

(shower is a kind of ...) a group of people gathered together for pleasure

"she joined the party after dinner"

Definition 5: someone who organizes an exhibit for others to see - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for shower in the sense of this definition

(shower is a kind of ...) a sponsor who books and stages public entertainments

Definition 6: a brief period of precipitation - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where shower or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the game was interrupted by a brief shower

Synonyms for shower in the sense of this definition

(shower is a kind of ...) water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere

(... is a kind of shower ) a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby

Definition 7: take a shower; wash one's body in the shower - [verb of body]

Samples where shower or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • You should shower after vigorous exercise

(shower is a kind of ...) cleanse the entire body

"bathe daily"

Definition 8: provide abundantly with - [verb of consumption]

Samples where shower or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He showered her with presents

(shower is a kind of ...) give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

"The hostess provided lunch for all the guests"

Definition 9: spray or sprinkle with - [verb of contact]

Samples where shower or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The guests showered rice on the couple

(shower is a kind of ...) scatter in a mass or jet of droplets

"spray water on someone" "spray paint on the wall"

Definition 10: expend profusely; also used with abstract nouns - [verb of possession]

Samples where shower or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He was showered with praise

Synonyms for shower in the sense of this definition

(shower is a kind of ...) spend extravagantly

"waste not, want not"

Definition 11: rain abundantly - [verb of weather]

Samples where shower or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Meteors showered down over half of Australia

Synonyms for shower in the sense of this definition

(shower is a kind of ...) precipitate as rain

"If it rains much more, we can expect some flooding"

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