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showernoun [C]

 us   /ˈʃɑʊ·ər/

shower noun [C] (RAIN)

a brief rain, or a light fall of snow: a snow shower A shower is also something that falls like rain: a shower of sparks a shower of confetti

shower noun [C] (DEVICE)

a device that sprays water on your body while you wash yourself, or an act of washing using such a device: He stays in the shower until there is no more hot water! Have I got time to take a shower before we go out?

shower noun [C] (PARTY)

a party held to give presents to someone who will soon be married or will become a parent: a bridal shower a baby shower

showerverb

 us   /ˈʃɑʊ·ər, ʃɑʊər/

shower verb (GIVE)

[T always + adv/prep] to give a lot of something to someone: His family showers him with love.

shower verb (RAIN)

[I] to rain briefly or snow lightly: It showered on and off all afternoon.

shower verb (WASH)

[I] to wash yourself by using a shower: I usually shower in the morning.
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