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shower

noun uk   /ʃaʊər/ us    /ʃaʊr/

shower noun (WASHING DEVICE)

A1 [C] a device that releases drops of water through a lot of very small holes and that you stand under to wash your whole body: The shower is broken - you'll have to have a bath. Many British homes have a shower attachment fixed to the bath taps. a shower curtain/capBathroom fixtures and fittings A1 [C] a wash using such a device: Have I got time to have (US take) a shower before we go out?Personal hygiene and appearance - general wordsCleaning generally A1 [C] a place, usually in a bathroom, where a shower is situated: He's in the shower at the moment. Would you like him to phone you back?Bathroom fixtures and fittings

shower noun (RAIN)

B1 [C] a short period of rain or snow: showers of rain, hail and sleet You're soaked! Did you get caught in the shower? There will be thundery/wintry showers over many parts of the country. Snow showers are expected at the end of the week.RainSnow and iceCold

shower noun (MASS)

a shower of sth a lot of small objects or drops of liquid coming through the air: There was a bang and a shower of sparks. The pipe burst, sending out a shower of water.Moving downwardsFalling and dropping a large amount of something: She received a shower of praise from her colleagues.Masses and large amounts of thingsLarge in number or quantity

shower noun (PARTY)

[C] US a party held for a woman just before she gets married or gives birth to a child, when she is given presents for her future home or baby: I bought the cutest baby clothes to take to Jacey's baby shower. We went to my cousin's bridal shower yesterday.Relating to weddingsCelebrations, parties and special occasionsSpecific holidays and festivals

shower

verb uk   /ʃaʊər/ us    /ʃaʊr/

shower verb (FALL)

[I or T, usually + adv/prep] to fall down or come out in a shower, or to make something do this: I heard a massive explosion, and seconds later fragments of glass were showering (= falling) down on us. She shook the bottle violently and showered us with champagne.Falling and droppingMoving downwardsMoving downwardsFalling and dropping

shower verb (WASH)

B2 [I] to take a shower: I shower every morning.Personal hygiene and appearance - general wordsCleaning generally
Phrasal verbs
(Definition of shower from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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